- Before the kickoff of the highly anticipated home opener, the Ravens played a song that Omar Little from “The Wire” used to whistle, paying tribute to the late Michael K. Williams.
- As Omar Little, actor Michael K. Williams patrolled the streets of Baltimore with a shotgun and a terrifying swagger. But in real life, friends say the man they called “Mike” cared deeply for the city and the people in it.
- Actor Michael K. Williams, who as the rogue robber of drug dealers Omar Little on “The Wire” created one of the most popular characters in television in recent decades, died Monday.
- Tucker Carlson's celebration of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán might not be so alarming if American democracy was not at such a precarious point.
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- Mike Flanagan, a 2002 graduate of Towson University and renowned director in the horror genre, is at it again, this time with a new Netflix TV series.
- While the term talking heads is often used with some derision, I think this is where the real power and credibility of some of the best documentaries resides. And this HBO production on the life of Barack Obama is no exception.
- As powerful as the opening day testimony was, don't expect the hearings on the Jan. 6th storming of the Capitol to change anything in Washington. It's a media thing.
- Veteran journalist and educator Jacqueline Jones is named dean of Morgan State University's School of Global Journalism and Communication.
- Gbenga Akinnagbe, 42, who played the murderous Chris Partlow in the HBO show, claims Lola Adesioye, 38, who writes for The Guardian and other publications, touched and grabbed his rear end in May and June 2020, according to a criminal complaint.
- The new season of "Unforgotten" starts with the discovery of a headless corpse that might have been in a freezer for 30 years. How’s that for a cold case?
- WEAA-FM talk show to “showcase analysis and commentaries by former mayors Sheila Dixon and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, former police commissioners Darryl De Sousa and Anthony Barksdale and a variety of other officials," according to a station new release.
- There will be no healing in this country as long as Mr. Trump is out on the stump preaching his gospel of lies to his army of angry and aggrieved disciples.
- Through interviews with artists and attendees, keen historical analysis and archival film beyond that of the festival, director Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson has created a musically-charged social document that captures what it felt like in the summer of 1969 to be young and alive at a time of great cultural change in music, fashion, politics and, most of all, civil rights.
- The latest advance in television broadcasting, with features such as mobile reception, ultra-high-definition video and movie-theater-quality sound, should reach markets covering about half of U.S. households by the end of the year, the CEO of Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group told shareholders.
- In decades of writing about media, outside the world of tabloid journalism, I have not seen a title for a public affairs program quite like WBFF's “Baltimore is Dying."
- “If we allow Agent Orange to be forgotten, then the tragedy of pesticides will continue," Tran To Nga, one of the protagonists of the documentary "The People Vs. Agent Orange," says in the film that premieres Monday on PBS.
- I want to thank Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Maryland U.S. Rep. Andy Harris for providing me with some clarity. Really.
- A friendly interview on "Morning Joe" and 262,000 views for the launch video on Twitter give Wes Moore a strong media start.
- Maybe the reason that American TV is so devoid of highly moral characters like Ted Hastings in the Brit police drama "Line of Duty" is that too many of us have lost or chosen to ignore our moral compasses
- Why can’t C-SPAN put a clear warning on the screen about Trump’s proven lies when it carries his speeches?
- Facebook's action might sound tough, but is not nearly enough given the perilous moment our democracy now finds itself in thanks in large part to Trump’s refusal to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.
- There is a reason TV viewing and streaming subscriptions soared during the pandemic. We relate to those screens in deep and fundamental ways. That’s about us, just as much or more than it is about TV.
- “The Bachelorette” returns to ABC next week on June 7 and Maryland fans should get excited — an Ellicott City native is one of the contestant’s vying for Katie Thurston’s love.