The confession of NBC news anchor Brian Williams that he lied — or as he put it "conflated" — about being aboard an Army helicopter shot down in Iraq in 2003 has revived the issue of a prominent television journalist's credibility, especially one sitting almost as an icon in one of today's coveted network anchor chairs.
I joined Sharyl Attkisson and Paul Farhi on Howie Kurtz's "Media Buzz" today to talk about the growing nightmare for Brain Willaims and NBC News since "Stars and Stripes" reported Wednesday on his lies about covering the the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
When NBC Sports executives began planning their Super Bowl XLIX pregame show before the season even began, Ravens coach John Harbaugh was their top choice as a guest analyst. The Ravens¿ 35-31 AFC divisional round loss to the New England Patriots was NBC¿s, and the Super Bowl viewers¿ gain.
After another season of mainly singing the praises of Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and the NBC broadcast crew as the best in the business, I can¿t tell you how disappointed I was by their Saturday performance in telecasting the Ravens 35-31 loss to the New England Patriots.
The "Today" show hype of its conversation with Janay Rice is almost grotesque in its overkill, but the first parts of Matt Lauer's actual sit-down with the wife of the former Ravens running back and her mother was a respectable piece of morning show TV interviewing.
NBC's "Sunday Night Football" is the gold standard of NFL television, no doubt about it. But last night's telecast of the Ravens 43-23 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers was not one of the network's greatest performances.
CBS is partnering with the NFL Network to do 16 games on Thursday nights, but the first eight on CBS are the game changers. Getting the rights to the Thursday night games didn't change everything for the network's sports division.
After playing at being a TV correspondent and doing some of the worst on-air network reporting I have seen in 30 years of writing about media, Chelsea Clinton is declaring victory and moving on, she told People magazine.
Old photographs, newspapers and other miscellaneous "gay pride ephemera" from the last half-century of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history in Baltimore will be added on Tuesday to one of the nation's most esteemed museum collections.
Performed by 33 talented actors ranging in age from 6 to 18 from all over the tri-county area, Laurel Mill Playhouse's summer youth production plays as sweetly in 2014 as the NBC-owned musical starring Mary Martin did to oldsters in its audience.
By By Patti Restivo and For The Baltimore Sun Media Group
I only have 2 million other better things to write about. But after 24 hours of waiting for someone else to unload on Sean Hannity, the Fox News host who defines political stooge, I have to say something.
Former NFL quarterback Scott Mitchell, who started a pair of games for the Ravens in 1999 and had a 12-year NFL career, will be featured on NBC¿s ¿The Biggest Loser,¿ a show in which people try to lose weight under the supervision of personal trainers.
From the first days of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict when I saw Ayman Mohyeldin and his NBC News crew under fire from police in Israel, I have been thinking how much we have come to to take TV reporters for granted in places like the Middle East.
The Laurel City Council convened a special work session Thursday with the President of the Laurel Boys and Girls Club to address allegations surrounding the club's relationship with Laurel Prep Academy -- an after-school basketball program operated out of the club.
The grisly discovery Monday of the bodies of three Israeli teens who had been abducted June 12 as they hitchhiked home from a West Bank settlement yeshiva set off a week of mounting violence in the region.
Never mind that there were dozens of TV sets at the bar, many turned to pro wrestling, poker and bowling to provide background noise early one weekend morning. Jon Forget walked in, asked the bartender to change one set to soccer and got laughed out of the joint.
In the middle of July 1992, Bill Clinton accepted the democratic nomination for president, the TV show "Melrose Place" premiered on Fox and America loved the following songs, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.