After an interview last week with me that will appear later this month in Sun Magazine, Mike Rowe talked off the record about a project he hoped to become involved in aimed at changing Baltimore's image away from the one he saw largely created by such TV shows as "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "The Wire."
I took a deep dive last week into Baltimore's drug scene. And when I finally came up for air, I had a newfound clarity on the city¿s troubled TV image and the line between responsible documentary filmmaking and exploitative reality television.
Capt. Jay Landsman Jr., the Towson precinct's fourth commander in 22 months, hopes to bring the communication skills gleaned in two decades on the job and the policing background of a third-generation officer to his new role as Towson's top cop.
HBO's Martin Luther King miniseries is going to have a strong Baltimore flavor with David Simon confirming Wednesday that he will be involved in the project based on the books of Baltimore author Taylor Branch.