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  • Turn to Team NBC for most complete Preakness TV coverage

    Turn to Team NBC for most complete Preakness TV coverage
    Last year, 8.8 million viewers saw NBC’s coverage of the Preakness. That’s the kind of big-tent mass audience that makes the race one of Baltimore’s showcase events. And that doesn’t count the hundreds of thousands who will watch...
  • Super Bowl TV: Good game, nasty ads, pathetic half-time show

    Super Bowl TV: Good game, nasty ads, pathetic half-time show
    I was supposed to review NBC's telecast of the Super Bowl itself. You know, what kind of job did Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Bob Costas do? And I will deliver a short, fast version of that. But you cannot review the Super Bowl without talking...
  • 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...
  • 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?...
  • A few out-of-line ideas about baseball realignment

    A few out-of-line ideas about baseball realignment
    Major League Baseball is considering realigning its leagues and divisions. Proposals have ranged from adding two teams to the 14 currently in the American League, thus equaling the number in the National League, to moving the Houston Astros to the...
  • If no Hall pass, create new award

    The idea is always at the surface, has been since the story of an NFL star dying in an Afghanistan firefight captured America's attention, and struck especially hard on this past holiday weekend, 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks. You remember Pat...
  • NBC sportscaster Bob Costas scores with Jerry Sandusky exclusive

    NBC sportscaster Bob Costas scores with Jerry Sandusky exclusive
    For all the big journalists associated with Brian Williams' "Rock Center," it was sportscaster Bob Costas who put this self-important, over-promoted newsmagazine on the map Monday with his exclusive interview of former Penn State football coach Jerry...
  • Better late than never? Not at Penn State.

    Better late than never? Not at Penn State.
    So they did the right thing. Belatedly. You might say that is better than failing to do the right thing period, but it comes as meager comfort to those who have watched the Penn State scandal unfold and wondered how a moral imperative as obvious as a...
  • We'll be talking Chelsea Clinton Gayle King, Bob Costas on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday

    We'll be talking Chelsea Clinton Gayle King, Bob Costas on CNN's "Reliable Sources" Sunday
    What does it say about NBC News and its priorities that it hired Chelsea Clinton as a correspondent for Brian Williams' overblown "Rock Center" newsmagazine? And why are some people still talking about the interview Bob Costas did last Monday with accused...
  • Z on TV talking Chelsea Clinton, Christiane Amanpour and more on CNN

    Z on TV talking Chelsea Clinton, Christiane Amanpour and more on CNN
    I'm coming back to work after a much-needed week away, and I am starting with a busy day Sunday that opens in Washington at CNN's "Reliable Sources." Host Howard Kurtz has a very strong lineup this week. Here's his description from the CNN website:...
  • NBC's Cris Collinsworth superb in explaining wretched Ravens defeat in San Diego

    NBC's Cris Collinsworth superb in explaining wretched Ravens defeat in San Diego
    When it comes to TV analysts, there is NBC’s Cris Collinsworth. And then, there is everybody else. And he was at his best Sunday night in the Baltimore Ravens’ prime-time matchup with the San Diego Chargers, explaining the games within the...