| May 13, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Last week was a great one for cable news watching.
Not because any one channel did such outstanding work, but rather because several stories clamored simultaneously for the camera’s attention. The choices that a channel makes in such situations are...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:50 PM
On Wednesday, HBO renewed the Baltimore-made sitcom "VEEP" for a third season.
That means the series, which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer, will be producing another 10 episodes in the Baltimore area next year.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 8:09 PM
On Thursday morning, I read a Page 1 article in The Baltimore Sun that featured Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake saying how sad she was about the “state of our community.” She was referring to the shocking run of 29 shootings and 10 deaths in...
| May 3, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Only three years ago, Baltimore and Maryland were all but out of the TV and film production business. After the glory years of “Homicide,” “The Corner,” “The Wire” and tens of millions of HBO dollars spent here on...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 9:22 PM
Johns Hopkins President Ronald J. Daniels formally notified the university community Tuesday of the school’s intention to consider a conference affiliation for men’s lacrosse.
Daniels sent an email saying the shifting landscape of the...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 8:19 PM
Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, the bell at Saint Margaret Parish in Bel Air pealed as word quickly spread from faithful observers in St. Peter's Square in Rome throughout the world that white smoke was pouring from the chimney at the Vatican, the formal...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 2:34 PM
Jake Tapper's new show on CNN, "The Lead," is premiering at a time when cable TV keeps moving further down the road of partisan news presentation. But ask him about it, and there's no waffling.
"I am not a partisan, and I am a journalist — not...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As you probably know by now, the NFL will release its regular season schedule tonight at 8 p.m. on the NFL Network. You most certainly know by now that the Ravens will open up on the road on Sept. 5 after they failed to work out a scheduling conflict with...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:22 AM
The Food Network said today that Dangerously Delicious Pies founder Rodney Henry of Baltimore will be a finalist on the ninth season of "Food Network Star." The judges will be Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay in the competition to name...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
After spending 15 hours Friday locked on coverage of the manhunt in Boston, here are my picks for the highs, lows and deeper media stories of this remarkable day and night.
The best moment belonged to Diane Sawyer and ABC News for a phone interview...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:13 AM
One of my biggest "True Blood" gripes is that the origin stories behind the series’ main players, which were introduced in the show’s earliest seasons, have largely been buried in later seasons in favor of sideline characters, dead-end plot...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 12:14 PM
"Deep" and "sitcom" are not words often used in the same sentence.
But a visit to the "VEEP" soundstage in Columbia gave a glimpse of the larger cultural power of this savvy satire from HBO, returning for its second season Sunday night. I also came away...