| Jun 30, 2011
| 1:01 PM
Amy Bree Becker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mass Communication & Communication Studies at Towson University. Her research considers the impact of political comedy and political entertainment on everyday life. She also studies public...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 11:49 AM
Several TV networks will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, with news specials, live coverage from Ground Zero, films and special episodes of scripted series. Many of those specials begin this week, and I've tried...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:02 PM
She was a movie star from the so-called Golden Age of Hollywood celebrating life in her eighth decade. I was a 30-something former network TV producer writing a column for the Daily Pilot.
It was an unlikely alliance, but in spite of the obvious...
| Mar 7, 2013
One thing nearly everybody agrees upon is that the "sequester" is a silly sideshow to the real challenge facing America: unsustainable spending on entitlements. Ironies abound. Democrats, with large support from young people, tend to believe that we...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 5:25 PM
NBC News used to be very good at handling major on-air change. The passing of the baton from Tom Brokaw to Brian Williams was textbook for how it should be done. But what NBC News President Steve Capus and his lieutenants are doing to Ann Curry as they ...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 7:25 AM
In the end, Baltimore's Funniest Celebrity became more of an endurance test than a flexing of comedic muscle.
Maryland's former Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, the last celebrity to take the stage, might have won over what remained of the crowd when he joked...
| Jun 30, 2012
| 4:09 PM
When I worked for Wilbur F. “Bill” Littlefield, the head public defender for L.A. County, we never discussed the war.
The war, his war, was World War II. Bill Littlefield had been a member of an elite intelligence unit that operated behind...
| Jul 3, 2012
Julian Goodman, the former NBC president who helped establish Chet Huntley and David Brinkley as a well-known news team and led the network from 1966 to 1974, has died. He was 90.
Goodman died Monday after a brief illness in Juno Beach, Fla., where he...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 1:56 PM
"All In" is the title of the David Petraeus biography, and no book is more aptly titled. His caree is now in a shambles because he made a big, disasterous bet -- having an affair with co-author Paula Broadwell -- and it led to his resignation as CIA...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:09 AM
CNN announced Thursday morning that Jeff Zucker is its new president worldwide.
Here's the release on the former NBC executive:
For release: Nov. 29, 2012
Jeff Zucker Named President of CNN Worldwide
Jeff Zucker will join CNN Worldwide as...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 2:25 AM
We commemorate the surprise attack by the Japanese on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941. The attack forced the United States entry into World War II.
Americans, who grew up during the difficult times of the Great...