| Jul 29, 2013
| 8:18 AM
Forget the stars. The people I always wanted to talk to were the writers and producers who created the fictional worlds that became long-running TV series.
One of the great pleasures of this job in my earlier days on the beat was going out to California,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Hundreds of "My Little Pony" collectibles cover Steve Lucia's bedroom — plush toys, comic books, trading cards and T-shirts. It is a sea of pink and purple, a shrine to a TV show originally intended for young girls.
But Lucia is a 25-year-old man,...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Watching baseball on television is one of the great joys of my life.
But I have to be honest. By the end of the year, I couldn't watch the Orioles any more on MASN. I was so mad about them playing without a sense of playoff urgency — and the...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Sinclair Broadcast Group's billion-dollar bet on seven ABC affiliates and a regional news network in Washington, D.C., hinges on a plan to transform that network into a national enterprise.
Sinclair would use NewsChannel 8 to create a unique hybrid...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:26 AM
Harford Cable Network's Chesapeake Sports Desk program recently won a Gold Aurora Award for its "Punkin Chunkin at Eden Mill" segment that aired in December 2011 and January 2012.
The Aurora Awards is an independent and international film and video...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 8:22 AM
The ninth cycle kicked off with a premiere episode that was mostly as bland as some of the potatoes the contestants whipped up for the Star Challenge.
Still, a front-runner emerged, as did a potential villainess. And three contestants were, very...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 8:23 AM
Sunday night's episode of "Food Network Star" narrowed down the finalist pool, which started with 12 hopefuls, to three finalists.
The episode began with four finalists remaining - Damaris Phillips, a Southern charmer; Russell Jackson, a swaggering...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:20 PM
The town commissioners' meeting room in the Bel Air Town Hall as a capacity of 115, and every bit of available space was taken Tuesday evening as local residents crowded in to hear from U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican from District 1.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Reality TV host Anthony Melchiorri spends his workdays circling the country and globe, on a mission to help ailing hotels and their owners resurrect themselves on the Travel Channel series "Hotel Impossible."
When the hotel fixer visited Baltimore...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Steve Mosko was not exactly the best student when he graduated The John Carroll School in 1974.
In fact, "a guidance counselor told me I probably wasn't college material," Mosko, who's since become the head of a major television studio, recalled....
| Oct 22, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley is supposed to be Maryland's political TV star. Just ask him.
But it was Congressman Andy Harris who drew the bigger national audience in his appearance on CNN's "Crossfire."
When O'Malley "debated" Texas Gov. Rick Perry Sept....
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:19 AM
It was only a preseason opener on a rainy night in Florida, but WBAL's telecast of the Baltimore Ravens victory Thursday night was the most-watched show on Baltimore TV since March.
The game earned a 21.4 rating and 33 share, which translates to an...