The money, politics and passions surrounding Question 6, the ballot referendum on Maryland's same-sex marriage law, are big, hardcore and hot. Just the kind of story that can go beyond the promotional slogans and be used to measure a local TV station's real commitment to news and public affairs.
Even the Hall of Fame former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino was stunned when he saw Terrell Suggs play Sunday against the Houston Texans -- just five months after the Ravens outside linebacker underwent surgery on his right Achilles tendon.
I found out there was a much lower a rung of hell to which the TV gods could send me: reviewing a Ravens telecast with Dierdorf and Gumbel in the booth and the Ravens playing really, really badly for most of the game.
The TBS team of Ernie Johnson, Cal Ripken and John Smoltz was outstanding. Johnson, the play by play guy, sets a table as well as anyone this side of Al Michaels. And he was superb all series long at drawing the best out of Ripken and Smoltz, who provided original and insightful analysis.
The entire production was so vastly superior to what Ravens fans usually get with second and third string CBS Sports crews that the telecast felt like a gift from the sports gods on this weekend of mourning Orioles elimination from postseason play.
I started out planning to say some nice stuff about this CBS Sports broadcast team. I really did. But then, I went back over my notes, and thought about what I had actually seen. And this is the best I can say: For every good thing the crew did, they did at least one or more wrongheaded things.
U.S. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger will be included in a "60 Minutes" piece Sunday looking at Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, tha members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence see as a threat to national security.
Andreas "Spilly" Spiliadis, of Baltimore, faced off against Paul "Dizzy Hips," of Colorado, in a hula hoop contest sponsored by an Italian TV show and "Spilly" won. The Arcadia resident also announced he is planning a run for mayor of Baltimore running on an urban farming platform.
The biggest winner Sunday at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards had to be Showtime's "Homeland," which took the top three drama awards in an upset over such favorites as "Mad Men" and "Downton Abbey." But, Baltimore-based productions and stars had a very big night, too.
When the New England Patriots offense first took the field against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, they did so without their leading receiver from their previous five seasons. But Wes Welker wasn't injured. He stood on the sideline as Julian Edelman took his place as the team¿s starting wide receiver opposite Brandon Lloyd.
Sharon and Lexie Love, mother and sister of Yeardley Love, who was murdered by an ex-boyfriend, will be interviewed Thursday on "Katie," the new syndicated show hosted by former CBS anchorwoman Katie Couric.
On Sept. 11 and 12, 2008, ABC News aired Charlie Gibson's interviews with vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. They marked the beginning of the end for one of the most woefully unqualified and dangerous candidates ever put forth for the second highest office in the land.
While the Baltimore Ravens' rout of the Cincinnati Bengals Monday was catnip for local fans, the national ratings news was not so good for ESPN and "Monday Night Football." Blowouts do not make for big ratings.
WASHINGTON -- Nearly a week after Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a television interview that the country is not better off than it was four years ago, the Maryland Democrat was still explaining his position -- and he made news again Friday by saying his comments were "word-spliced" by the news media.
Art Modell, an entrepreneurial owner with the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns who restored a National Football League franchise to Baltimore in 1996 and delivered a Super Bowl championship four years later, has died at 87 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
By By Mike Klingaman and Jon Morgan and Ken Murray
Art Modell forever will be known as the man who took the Browns out of Cleveland, but his legacy as one of the NFL's most influential personalities extends far beyond state lines. As an old-guard owner, he helped pour the foundation for today's game and presided over a host of landmark events.
Maryland's black communities overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama's historic rise to the presidency four years ago, but this time around, his support for same-sex marriage and the nation's continuing high unemployment are tempering African-American voters' enthusiasm for his re-election bid.
By By Julie Baughman and Matt Fleming and Capital News Service
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley offered pointed criticism of Republicans in an address to the Democratic convention on Tuesday, arguing that President Barack Obama is best suited to right the U.S. economy while GOP nominee Mitt Romney's policies would only move the nation backward.
Republicans -- including Mitt Romney's campaign for president -- are jumping on Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's answer to a question posed to him on CBS today: Do you believe people are better off than they were four years ago?
The presidential election will remain close until the "final decision window" because voters are dissatisfied with the economy, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted on Sunday. But, he said, voters will ultimately reelect President Barack Obama rather than return to Republican policies.
The melody of the president's voice, the intensity of his movements gripped Jeremy Brickey's attention, cutting through the monotony of freshman orientation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.