For stations across the country and in Baltimore, Monday is the first day of the post Oprah Winfrey era. And, like their counterparts, the stations here will be trying new and allegedly improved shows to grab a piece of the huge audience that the queen of daytime television held for 25 years..
As we wheel into a big week TV and politics with the first GOP debate to include Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday and President Obama's long overdue jobs plan on Thursday, a couple of small observations demand to be made.
Returning from a monthlong break, the Howard County Council will begin discussing new legislation on Tuesday, including a controversial bid to restrict the county's authority to seize private property.
Baltimore's only televised debate among incumbent Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and all her challengers will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 and be hosted by Maryland Public Television at its Owings Mills Studio
I saw a lot of Iowa straw poll coverage this weekend, and some of it was pretty awful. But nothing made me want to gag like this exchange between Mike Huckabee and Michele Bachmann Saturday night on Huckabee's weekly conflict-of-interest hour
I hate the unprecedented extent to which Fox News has involved itself in Republican politics, but the channel presented a first-class, rousing and illuminating debate among GOP candidates Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty Thursday night.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will attend her first candidates forum this week. It's about time. Voters need to hear more from her about her vision for the city, and we hope she will not limit herself to the five forums she's agreed to so far.
For the second time in eight months, a fair-housing advocacy organization has filed suit in U.S. District Court claiming racial discrimination against a company that owns a couple dozen apartment complexes in the Baltimore region.
And at this crucial moment when we need the down-the-middle, keen analysis that CNN usually provides, what does the cable channel give us instead? Piers Morgan. I can't remember the last time I was as angry as I was last night when CNN decided it was going to stick with Mr. America's Got Talent following the words of the leaders of two branches of government who sounded like they were never going to compromise for all the president's phony use of the word Monday night.
As nominee for best supporting actor in a drama series, Josh Charles is now going head-to-head with the likes of Andre Braugher of TNT's "Men of a Certain Age" and John Slattery of AMC's "Mad Men" — pretty refined company. And he belongs there
And documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and published today at Judicial Watch show an Obama White House that tried to bully the press into submission. And when the news operation wouldn't bend, Team Obama tried to punish them.
When Scott Garceau was forced out of the sports anchor chair competitors said it was a desperate move by a station trying to cut costs. But since 2008, many stations have cut on sports as well. And this week, WBFF-TV — a station known for its coverage — will consider joining their ranks.
Like the NFL players he used to cover for his radio show, Jerry Coleman considers himself to be locked out. Let go by WVIE (1370-AM) last week when the station switched to a news/talk format, Coleman is looking for a new gig in the Baltimore-Washington area and is optimistic he will be covering an NFL team in 2011.