February 5, 1998
A column by Michael Olesker in Tuesday's editions of The Sun said that a study by the Regional Economic Studies Institute in Towson found that Maryland's economy was the fifth most prosperous in the country. In fact, the May 1997 study said that Maryland had the fifth highest per capita income in the country.Pub Date: 2/05/98
August 26, 1992
Case for Serbia2 Thank you for the thought-provoking editorial.Anne Hege HughesBaltimoreRadio NewsI recently read Michael Olesker's column in The Sun of Aug. 2, "Less Radio News Is Bad News For Listener," and I agree.Except for a few stations, news is not a priority. Michael Olesker may not be aware of Baltimore's only all-news radio station, WERQ, 1010 on the AM dial.We have been programming CNN Headline News, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., since last April. We also supplement CNN with local news, sports, weather and traffic reports every half hour.
March 31, 1992
* The first piece of steel superstructure was erected Aug. 16, 1990.* More than 5,000 tons of painted steel was used in construction of the new stadium.* More than 700 workers have been employed at the stadium site.* There are no columns in the new ballpark.* Oriole Park is already earning praise through imitation. Page 1C* Michael Olesker comments on Governor Schaefer's public agonizing over attending the opening day game. Page 1D
November 23, 2004
Ehrlich is right to scorn writers who show bias Hurrah for the Ehrlich administration's decision to ban state officials from speaking to Sun journalists Michael Olesker and David Nitkin ("Two Sun journalists target of a ban," Nov. 20). Both journalists are guilty of lopsided reporting, unnecessary editorializing and anti-conservative viewpoints. Mr. Olesker put his foot in his mouth when he said that he did not need to be there to "know the patent absurdity of the remark" made by the governor's communication's director, Paul E. Schurick.
January 18, 2009
Now the Drum of War By Robert Roper Walker & Co. / 421 pages / $28 Walt Whitman (1819-1892), author of Leaves of Grass and the father of American poetry, came from a large, close-knit family. Poor and prone to strokes, heart disease and mental illness, the Whitmans were nevertheless tenacious, talented and smart. Robert Roper's book offers a family biography, which looks at Walt Whitman and his relationship with his family primarily during the Civil War. In a style reminiscent of Ken Burns, Roper focuses on Walt, his doting mother and his younger brothers, Jeff, a water engineer, and George, a Union soldier.
September 21, 2008
Bias is not necessarily a dirty word when it comes to writing books of history. As these three books suggest, an author's bias can make the book a better read. Tonight at Six by Michael Olesker Apprentice House, 287 pages, $26.95 For nearly 20, Michael Olesker was a television commentator for WJZ. When in the spring of 2002, his contract wasn't renewed, Olesker gathered information for Tonight at Six. Part memoir, part philippic, Olesker's engaging but biased account offers his take on television news.