| Dec 21, 2013
| 6:49 AM
This is a column I have put off for weeks, because it makes me sad to write it. And ultimately, it begs an answer, which I am not sure I have.
But with the year ending, I can no longer avoid it. After decades of writing about television and media, this...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:26 PM
It used to be must-see TV, with every big bowl game having a time slot on New Year's Day, including the bowl that would decide the national champion. More often than not, it was the Granddaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl, or the Orange Bowl later that...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:53 AM
Welcome to Season 18 of "The Bachelor"! Last night’s episode "Countdown to Juan Pablo" was a complete waste of time, but gave us a glimpse into how different this season will be from past seasons. NOT!
As usual, there will be yacht jumping,...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:38 AM
Hola, rosa lovers! Welcome to my recap-o of episode dos of "El Bachelor."
The 18 lucky ladies and Molly the dog move into the mansion. Molly, like many dogs before her, takes a few laps in the pool, and the ladies discuss that Clare, the fake baby...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
How many times per day do you check email and texts? How quickly do you expect a response? What about Facebook and Twitter?
In an informal survey conducted by the Howard County Library System (HCLS) this summer, answers ranged from "500 times per day"...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Under Armour Inc. board member Brenda Piper will resign Nov. 1, the Baltimore-based sports apparel maker said Tuesday.
Piper, a Turner Broadcasting System executive who has served on Under Armour's board since July 2012, is stepping down for personal...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:03 AM
"Scandal" is back! "Scandal" is back! After months of waiting and rewatching the first two seasons on Netflix, we start the first season by checking in with Pope and Associates. Huck, Harrison, Abby and Quinn are preparing for battle, locking doors and...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:28 AM
"One does not sharpen the axes after the right time; after the time they are needed." — Russian Proverb
The late Ukrainian violinist Mischa Elman is considered one of the greatest of all time, but he has nothing on Russian President Vladimir...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Columbia resident Shelley Wilson still remembers the first time she watched Wheel of Fortune.
As a 10-year-old, Wilson, 39, recalls a visit to her grandmother's house in Marriottsville, where her grandmother, Rosa Lee King, turned on the show, which was...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:18 AM
It's the visual imagery that usually dictates how a story plays on TV — as well as how viewers perceive it.
And the image driving a story about Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler being at a beach party where underage drinking took...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Havre de Grace High School students had an opportunity to hear from four men Friday, men who have worked to be examples of the school's motto: "Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve."
The four speakers, who are graduates of Havre de Grace-area high schools,...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Eight years ago this month, I did an interview with then anchor Jim Lehrer in connection with the 30th anniversary of the "PBS NewsHour."
It was a laudatory piece, as I had long shared Lehrer's values about journalism and democracy.
With "NewsHour" in...