| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:27 PM
All the TV stations in Baltimore say they’re the ones to turn to for breaking news.
Coverage of a shooting Saturday morning at the Mall in Columbia that left three dead put those promises to the test in a major way. Not everyone passed.
| Jan 27, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Documentaries were supposed to be a dying genre -- and living proof that we were becoming dumber as a nation.
Reality TV is cheaper and easier to make. And who has time for lengthy, in-depth explorations of anything any more in the age of Twitter? Docs...
| 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...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:16 AM
At 7:23 p.m. Thursday, viewers of WBAL-TV and listeners of WBAL radio saw and heard Gerry Sandusky and his Baltimore Ravens broadcast partners Stan White and Qadry Ismail talking about the game against the Atlanta Falcons that was to start in seven...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Tracy Morgan has never been known to hold back.
The stand-up comic has drawn criticism for his untamed brand of comedy, but Morgan believes oversensitivity is becoming a problem in the comedy industry.
"Stand-up has been around forever, you know,"...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:15 PM
The heart of Al Jazeera America’s prime-time lineup is an attractive one if you are looking for news, context and a fresh visual perspective on U.S. and world events.
At least that’s the way it looked premiere night Tuesday as the Qatar-...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Change is dynamic, yet this "Anything Goes Generation" is far too scurrilous. Although each season has its time for every purpose, there are certain core values that should remain timeless — a sense of right and wrong, respect, courtesy, manners,...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 1:43 PM
You can't say IndyCar lacks for stories.
There's Helio Castroneves, the photogenic Brazilian driver who won "Dancing With the Stars" and currently leads in his quest for a first season championship.
There's his countryman, Tony Kanaan, an affable...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:54 AM
One of the top television series of the summer of 2013 has a Harford County native among its cast members, an actor who has spent nearly 25 years working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.
"I just thought I really wanted to do...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Home improvement shows are a mixed blessing, says Kent Drinker of Timberlake Building & Renovations.
Drinker speaks from experience. The Annapolis-based project and client relations manager had his brush with television when his company was featured...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Arsenio Hall returns to latenight TV tonight after almost two decades away. And, after all that time, he will still be one of only two African-American show hosts occupying that culturally influential space on a nightly basis.
The other, comedian W....
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:55 PM
The Orioles have reported significant gains this season in home attendance, merchandise sales and television ratings.
The club reported that home attendance is up 15 percent from last season. With eight home dates remaining in the regular season, the...