As upsetting as the CNN report was to watch, I am glad I got the chance to see and hear with my own eyes and ears what life is like at ground zero at a hospital in the war on COVID-19. We need more reporting like this.
As a political allegory, HBO’s “The Plot Against America” is both a clarion warning of what’s happening to our nation today and a searing denunciation of the celebrity president responsible in large part for making it happen.
Maybe now with the coronavirus tearing through a nursing home in Washington state, the death toll rising throughout the nation and the economy melting down like it’s 2008 all over again, some people will come to see how dangerous it is to have a president suggesting the virus will magically go away in April when the weather warms up or comparing it to the common flu and calling it a Democratic “hoax."
If anyone can be called the face of a TV station in Baltimore, it is Rhea Feikin at Maryland Public Television. On the eve of her final telecast after more than four decades at MPT, Feikin looks back at her career.
Tens of millions of people watch TV debates, yet it is hard to find anyone who has anything good to say about them. Let me say the TV debates in this presidential election cycle have been outstanding lately.
Omar is the 15th name on the Atlantic hurricane list, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical storms have been named through the World Meteorological Organization’s strict procedure since 1953.
“Always in Season” is the kind of socially-conscious and historically-informed documentary that can spark a tough conversation about lynchings and the nation’s racial past ― a conversation that seems so badly needed today in the midst of landmark demographic change and an old order at the highest levels of government trying to hold onto power.
David Zurawik: The one-two punch of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren firmly established a characterization of Michael Bloomberg as just another version of Donald Trump. He doesn’t belong here. In fact, he’s a threat to our Democratic ideals. And Bloomberg's look of boredom didn't help his cause one bit.
I fear that if Michael Bloomberg gets his way, thanks to the best media money can buy, instead of a real choice in November what we are going to get are two rich guys calling each other nasty names on Twitter and then spending tens of millions of dollars on micro-targeted, psychographic-driven Facebook ads calling each other worse names yet.
“Tommy,” which features Edie Falco as Abigail “Tommy” Thomas, a former high ranking New York City police official who becomes the first female and lesbian police chief of Los Angeles, is not a great TV drama. But it could become one thanks to Falco’s presence and the series’ clear aspiration to an enlightened sense of social consciousness.
The campaigns of Brandon Scott and Thiru Vignarajah have been running strong on digital media for months. Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young made his first media buy with ads that debuted on Facebook last week, and it's not a very impressive start.
Two police officers, played by Ego Nwodim and “SNL” host RuPaul, pulled cast member Pete Davidson during a sketch on the show for “being a snack.” The catch? The officer’s uniforms are adorned with Baltimore Police patches on their shoulder.
All of television and media will be better if the Tallahassee-based Black News Channel (BNC) can become the kind of news and information platform management is promising. Such a channel is long overdue.
It is starting to feel like 2016 again when every time you turned on a cable or network news show you saw Mr. Trump’s face and heard his voice ripping his opponents and shamelessly celebrating himself.
“Anytime a player emerges with a skill set that leaves their opponents literally grasping at air, that player becomes a must-see phenomenon," Fred Gaudelli, the executive producer of “NBC’s Sunday Night Football,” told the Sun. "Lamar Jackson was that player in 2019."
One side is primarily playing to history, while the other is playing to right-wing cable TV and President Donald J. Trump’s base. That’s the media story within the televised impeachment trial of Mr. Trump in the Senate this week.