| Jan 14, 2012
| 8:40 AM
I have a million other things to write about, and about 500,000 of them have been rightfully ordered up by editors.
Despite that, and a growing momentum this Friday night in Baltimore that nothing matters in the world except the Ravens playoff game...
| Nov 28, 2011
I'm an outdoorsy type, and you won't get me on a stationary bike unless there are a few inches of snow on the ground. But I've pedaled my way through enough indoor-cycling classes to know that instructors need to be engaging and entertaining to keep you...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 9:39 AM
Chelsea Clinton's transition from an intensely private to a "purposefully public life" became complete Monday night with the former first daughter's debut as a correspondent on NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams." (see video below)
| Dec 17, 2011
| 8:29 PM
I'm coming back to work after a much-needed week away, and I am starting with a busy day Sunday that opens in Washington at CNN's "Reliable Sources."
Host Howard Kurtz has a very strong lineup this week. Here's his description from the CNN website:...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 8:42 AM
The Washington Post used to have the best media reporter in the country in Howard Kurtz.
Now it was Erik Wemple writing what the paper calls "a reported opinion blog on news media."
I'll leave it to others to speculate on what that might suggest about...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 3:08 PM
Local TV news ratings in Baltimore are rarely news.
The market has been dominated for a long time by a back-and-forth battle between WJZ and WBAL. Since the mid-1990s, most years ended in some version of a split decision, with both stations claiming...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:07 AM
Henry Hunt said goodbye to gluten not because a doctor told him to, but because — like so many others — he decided he was better off without it.
"I diagnosed myself," he says, "because I'm really in tune with my body."
| Feb 8, 2012
| 9:36 AM
I was going to be nice and NOT write about the NBC newsmagazine "Rock Center" moving to 9 p.m. tonight after a failed run at 10 Mondays with Brian Williams at the helm.
But then, NBC News sent out a press release calling special correspondent Chelsea...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Chelsea Clinton did her second report for NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams" Wednesday night, and it was just as flawed as the first. The learning curve does not appear to have bent one degree in the direction of growth.
This one-dimensional, under-...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 8:52 AM
Dorothy Howell Rodham, whose daughter is Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and whose son-in-law Bill Clinton was president of the United States, died Tuesday morning, the Clinton family announced. She was 92.
Born in Chicago on June 4, 1919,...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 1:56 PM
What does it say about NBC News and its priorities that it hired Chelsea Clinton as a correspondent for Brian Williams' overblown "Rock Center" newsmagazine? And why are some people still talking about the interview Bob Costas did last Monday with accused...