In addition to being TV/media critic for the Sun, I am a member of the academic community who earned his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park. I studied research methods there in the 1990s with two of the school's top scholars, Maurine Beasley and Douglas Gomery. They are both professors emeritus now. Gomery is also the scholar in resident at the school's Library of American Broadcasting. I not only have tremendous respect for the University of Maryland, College Park, I have the affection for it that only an alum can have. So, I am predisposed to be rooting almost any reearch that comes out of College Park -- that's my bias.