| Sep 8, 2011
Not that you needed reminding, but Sunday is the 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Around the world, memorials will be held, prayers said, tears shed. President Obama has called on the nation to "reaffirm the strength of our nation with...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 8:30 AM
It's a war without national boundaries, military uniforms or state-sanctioned weapons. But it is a war and an epidemic of violence raging on the streets of one of the largest U.S. cities.
Yet the shootings in Chicago often go ignored. PBS' gripping...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 8:51 AM
As Orioles pitchers and catchers get ready to report to spring training tomorrow, we take a look at what other media outlets have to say about the team.
* ESPN's Jim Bowden, Keith Law and Buster Olney ranked the Orioles last of 30 major league teams in...
| Oct 12, 2011
Sarkis Soghanalian, an international weapons broker who was nicknamed "The Merchant of Death" for selling arms to dictators on behalf of the United States, died Oct. 5 at a hospital in Hialeah, Fla. He was 82.
The cause was heart failure, said his son,...
| Oct 11, 2011
| 6:52 AM
Nobody does investigative journalism on TV like Public Television's "Frontline" -- nobody, and that includes "60 Minutes."
And Tuesday night at 9, the venerable series revisits Ft. Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, and the case of anthrax researcher...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 3:53 PM
It may not rank high in polls of voters' priorities compared to jobs and the economy, yet immigration has taken on a central role in the 2012 presidential campaign drama.
Republican presidential debates have been a contest to see who can sound more...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Baltimore-area viewers won't see it in their TV listings, but this week a program will premiere on the Al Jazeera English channel that could do more to shape the world's image of their city than any other media coverage or civic promotion done all year....
| Aug 18, 2012
| 7:19 PM
They are more likely to get shot, go to jail, drop out of school, end up in foster care, be abandoned by their fathers and have children of their own while they're still teenagers.
Compared with other Americans, young black men have the statistical...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 7:41 AM
It was such a weird, seemingly off-the-cuff remark by Mitt Romney in the first debate: that of all the items in the budget an axe-wielding privatizing plutocratic president could hack away at, he pointed to a children’s television show and the...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 9:42 AM
I just got done endorsing PBS’s “Frontline” a few weeks ago, and what do you know: they become basically the only media outlet to shed light on the connection between well-financed right-wing groups and the veritable disappearance of...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 10:51 AM
Three decades and more than 25 films into his directing career, and Barry Levinson is still mining his hometown for movie ideas.
But his latest film, a horror-mystery about a murderous parasite let loose in the Chesapeake Bay, is about as far removed...