Nobody does pre-game like NBC¿s ¿Football Night in America.¿ The telecast came out smoking Sunday with Bob Costas, Chris Collinsworth and Al Michaels sounding amped even for the pre-game to the matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens.
For Rep. Chris Van Hollen, brokering a bipartisan deal to trim the federal deficit is about more than dodging draconian automatic cuts or boosting the fragile economic recovery. It's also about proving a bitterly divided Congress can still accomplish something.
After a year of speculation about how the end of Oprah Winfrey's show would affect ratings for local stations, the October "sweeps" ratings period shows the CBS-owned station WJZ surpassing the longtime ratings champ and NBC affiliate WBAL in the early evening hours.
Tuesday in America ... As citizens camp out on the streets of American cities to try and express their anger and frustration at the way the country and his administration have failed them, President Obama goes on TV to trade scripted quips with the always-safe Jay Leno.
The Ravens offense was historically awful in a 12-7 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday night. ... After the game, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said, "It's about as bad as you can play on offense." ... Harbs also defended his decision to go for an onside kick. ... Ray Rice's fumble streak ended. ... Brendon Ayanbadejo was ejected. ... Bernard Pollard received a questionable penalty. ... Jimmy Smith "didn't really do anything" in his return. ... The Orioles will interview De Jon Watson, their third candidate for the open general manager's spot, on Wednesday.
Let's be honest, I expected one of the worst Ravens' broadcasts of the year. Not only was it CBS Sports, which has gone three-for-three in seriously flawed Ravens coverage this year, broadcasting the game, it was the CBS team of Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf calling it.
Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk said Saturday that he has been assured by Big East commissioner John Marinatto that the league has yet to extend bids to five schools, including Air Force, as reported by ESPN, adding that the Midshipmen are still in discussions to join the restructured league.
I won't retrace the whole issue here, but CBS News is long overdue for some praise at this blog for investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson excellent work on the Department of Justice's "Operation Fast and Furious."
Scott Weaver is still tinkering with the project assigned in 1969 by his teacher. And the result — a homage to Weaver's native city of San Francisco incorporating, is attracting gawkers at "All Things Round," the new, long term show opening this weekend at the American Visionary Art Museum.
From great pre-game interviews with Bart Scott and Ray Rice, to perfectly predicting the big first quarter story line of the Baltimore Ravens mauling the New York Jets rookie starting center, NBC¿s Sunday Night Football crew was textbook in showing how to do a winning telecast.
After closing an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit to go ahead in overtime, Navy loses to Air Force when quarterback Kriss Proctor is called for unsportsmanlike conduct on touchdown and extra-point attempt is blocked.
The Navy-Air Force rivalry, which dates back to a meeting at Memorial Stadium in 1960 but started on an annual basis when the Commander in Chief's Trophy was first introduced in 1972, has become even more important than Army-Navy, as evidenced by this week's matchup in Annapolis.
The 1968 football game between Baltimore's Morgan State and what was then Louisiana's Grambling College was a good one ¿ a nail-biter that went down to the wire. But the history and sociology of the event are what truly matter. And hats off to CBS Sports
Baltimore's Justin Sausville is picking up right where he left off at the end of last season's "Jeopardy." The 30-year-old medical doctor from Baltimore extended his streak of victories to five days this week
There is no doubt that the flat performance of the Baltimore Ravens Sunday played a major role in making the CBS telecast of the Ravens 23-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans such an unpleasant TV experience.
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..
Ten years after the Sept. 11 attacks stripped the nation of its sense of invulnerability and realigned politics in a way not seen since the height of the Cold War, the impact on voters and candidates is beginning to wane, experts and elected officials say.