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CBS WAVES GOODBYE TO COURIC

April 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS News issued a surprisingly terse statement about Katie Couric’s departure: “There’s a lot to be proud of during Katie Couric’s time at Evening News. CBS News, like Katie herself, is looking forward to the next chapter,” the statement said. Also surprising was that Couric made her decision “official” in a statement to People magazine […]

MARYLAND BOOSTS TAX INCENTIVES 750 PERCENT

April 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hoping to lure more TV and movie productions to the state, Maryland has increased the amount of tax incentives it is offering to studios from $1 million a year ago to $7.5 million this year. Writing in the Baltimore Sun, TV columnist David Zurawik observed today (Thursday) that the boost in incentives arrives “in time […]

RAVENS LOSE BUT RAVE ABOUT RATINGS

December 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sunday night’s televised NFL contest between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers turned out to be the highest-rated game in Baltimore history for a regular season game, the Baltimore Sun reported today (Tuesday), citing overnight Nielsen ratings. The newspaper reported that an average of 47.6 percent of homes in the Baltimore market were tuned […]

CRITICS SLAM CNN’S LATEST PRIMETIME ENTRY

October 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The success of CNN’s big gamble in mounting a new politically-oriented talk show in primetime featuring the conservative columnist Kathleen Parker and the liberal former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer won’t be known until the ratings start coming in — but the verdict of TV columnists has been uniformly disapproving. New York Times TV critic […]

SHOULD THE KORAN-BURNING BE TELEVISED?

September 10, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Hours before a Florida preacher said that he had called off his plans to burn copies of the Koran on Saturday, a senior executive at Fox News told the Baltimore Sun that his network had decided not to cover the event. “If we tried to cover everyone who wants us to stick a camera in […]