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  • Charlie Batch, Pope Benedict and Haylor are at the top of the online trends this morning

    Charlie Batch, Pope Benedict and Haylor are at the top of the online trends this morning
    Good morning and welcome to The Sun's daily online trends column. Every morning we'll try to understand the deranged hive mind that is the Internet and figure out what people are interested in. Formerly an internal memo for just Sun staffers, we've...
  • The tragedy of Jovan Belcher

    The tragedy of Jovan Belcher
    The weekend murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, is a grim reminder of the toll in lives domestic violence takes, how common such tragedies are even among highly...
  • Jovan Belcher didn't need a gun to kill his girlfriend

    Your editorial on the apparent murder-suicide Involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, noted approvingly sportscaster Bob Costas' opinion that "if Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun, he and Kasandra...
  • No tears here as NBC finally puts 'Rock Center' out of its journalistic misery

    No tears here as NBC finally puts 'Rock Center' out of its journalistic misery
    You will find no tears here for the cancellation of Brian Williams' "Rock Center," which was first reported Friday by the New York Times. It was one of the sorriest excuses for a newsmagazine that I have seen in 30 years of reporting on network...
  • NBC superb in Sunday night telecast of Ravens, Steelers

    NBC superb in Sunday night telecast of Ravens, Steelers
    'NBC Sunday Night Football' isn't just in a league of its own when it comes to NFL telecasts. It lives on another planet so far away from the nearest competition that it can't even be judged by the same standards. And last night's broadcast of the...
  • Phelps looks to put stamp on perhaps the greatest Olympic career ever

    Phelps looks to put stamp on perhaps the greatest Olympic career ever
    In Michael Phelps' telling, one of the greatest Olympic careers almost began with a skinny dip. It was the first trip out of the country for the kid from Rodgers Forge, and he gawked like a tourist — not at monuments or museums — but at the...
  • Where celebrities stay in Baltimore

    Where celebrities stay in Baltimore
    In June, when Sade was preparing to kick off her first tour in more than a decade, the husky-voiced crooner tweeted about her love of Baltimore and entertained reporters while relaxing in her 2,100-square-foot suite at the Hotel Monaco. When in town,...
  • Poll: Which sportscasters love/hate Baltimore?

    Poll: Which sportscasters love/hate Baltimore?
    From the Z on TV blog: With the Baltimore Ravens about to play another nationally televised game Monday, a reader of Z on TV suggests we do a poll asking the question: Are there any national sportscasters who are pro-Baltimore? And if so, who are they?...
  • Bob Costas makes Hall of Fame case for Modell on NBC's big stage

    Bob Costas makes Hall of Fame case for Modell on NBC's big stage
    Bob Costas, one of the sports world's most eloquent voices, used one of pop culture's biggest stages to argue for Art Modell's place in pro football's Hall of Fame Sunday. Here's what Costas said during halftime of NBC's Sunday Night opener between the...
  • Preakness coverage by NBC shows power of preparation

    Preakness coverage by NBC shows power of preparation
    NBC Sports says it had 170 employees in Baltimore this week to cover the Preakness, and from the looks of the TV package it presented, all of them earned their keep. NBC's network coverage started at 4:30 p.m., and it hardly ever sagged for more than a...
  • Established storytelling, new-media outlets for Olympics on NBC

    Established storytelling, new-media outlets for Olympics on NBC
    Baltimore's Jim McKay anchored the first American telecast of the Summer Olympics in 1960 from a primitive CBS studio in Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Coverage of the Rome Games totaled 20 hours and cost the network $394,000 in rights fees. On...
  • Sunday night Phelps 'special' shows NBC squeezing Olympics for every dollar

    Sunday night Phelps 'special' shows NBC squeezing Olympics for every dollar
    Does it feel as if NBC and its affiliates are getting a little greedy with its London coverage? As one who has defended the network's right to try and make as much money as it can off the games in hopes of offsetting the $1.18 billion it paid for rights,...