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January 6, 2013
I would like to know why the Baltimore television news organizations continue to stick a microphone in front of someone who has just lost a loved one to violence. For instance, WJZ-TV during coverage of the shooting of a 10-year-old girl in Cecil County on New Year's Eve interviewed the bereaved mother of the young victim ("10-year-old wounded in New Year's shooting dies," Jan. 4). Is this really necessary? In my opinion, a resounding no. I am a retired television news director who supervised a newsroom in Texas for nearly 20 years.
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NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | May 27, 2014
Democrat Douglas F. Gansler's running mate came out swinging at front-runner Anthony G. Brown on health care Tuesday as the three Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor met in their only scheduled television debate. Del. Jolene Ivey of Prince George's County, who is running with Gansler, slammed Brown as a "failed leader" of Maryland's implementation of the federal Affordable Care Act. She rejected the arguments of Brown's running mate, Ken Ulman, that the state exceeded its enrollment goals despite the failure of its health exchange web site.
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NEWS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2013
Reacting to recent television news segments showing multiple Baltimore police officers asleep on the job, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts sent his officers a stern warning. The commissioner's email to all sworn officers comes after WBFF-TV Fox 45 began recently putting pictures on its newscasts and website of pictures sent in from viewers of uniformed officers in squad cars allegedly snoozing behind the wheel. In the email, Batts notes the strain police are under.
NEWS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
Vladimir Mehul Baptiste imagined conversations with his family, according to his mother, banged on the walls of his home screaming, "What's wrong with me?" and sat in a rainstorm because he said it felt good. The man now accused of ramming a stolen truck into the WMAR television station had been hospitalized at psychiatric facilities in recent years, his mother said in an interview. She expressed concern her son was using marijuana. Baptiste was under outpatient care as recently as Monday - one day before police say he barricaded himself into the Towson offices of Channel 2 news.
NEWS
By Carl T. Rowan | June 5, 1997
WASHINGTON -- The FBI tells us that the rate of violent crimes -- including murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults -- fell by 7 percent in 1996, the biggest decline in the 35 years since it began keeping such statistics. Murders were down by 11 percent last year, and the rate of killings has declined by a whopping 20 percent in two years.Well, I don't believe it -- probably because the television news directors in my area surely haven't gotten the word.I sometimes think of deliberately missing the first five minutes of my local newscasts so as to avoid the usual opening rash of stories about murders and robberies.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik | david.zurawik@baltsun.com | January 3, 2010
P resident Barack Obama has grilled steaks with the Food Network's Bobby Flay. He's filled out his NCAA basketball tournament picks with Andy Katz on ESPN. And he has appeared on Comedy Central as commander in chief demanding that Stephen Colbert get a haircut during the comedian's telecast from Iraq. Is there a talk show on any channel outside of Fox News on which the president has not appeared in 2009? Michelle Obama, meanwhile, has shared the PBS stage with Elmo and Big Bird, traded quips with Jay Leno on his prime-time NBC show and waltzed Oprah Winfrey around the White House on ABC to ooohs and ahhhs at the Christmas decorations last month.
NEWS
November 2, 2006
Robert D. Fleischer, a retired television news photographer and former owner of an aerial photography business, died of lung cancer Friday at Kent General Memorial Hospital in Dover, Del. The former Perry Hall resident was 68. Mr. Fleischer was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1956. He attended the University of Miami in Florida and served in the Navy as a reconnaissance photographer aboard the carrier USS Independence from 1962 to 1965. Mr. Fleischer was a teenager when he began working with his father, an East Coast racetrack photographer.
NEWS
By Victor Kamber | April 21, 1992
I RECENTLY SAW "Broadcast News" again. It's a film whose observations about the television news industry are proving remarkably prescient five years after its release. I was particularly struck by the scene in which the witty reporter, played by Albert Brooks, characterizes the handsome but vacuous and unethical anchorman, played by William Hurt, as "the devil."When the devil comes, the Brooks character says, he won't carry a pitchfork. Rather, he'll be a nice, attractive fellow who seduces us while lowering our standards.
FEATURES
By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Contributing Writer | January 19, 1994
When the hurricane hit South Florida, "48 Hours" bounced back with a disaster special that was one of the series' best efforts. So now that it's a little more than 48 hours after the California earthquake, tonight's "48 Hours" is one obvious place to turn, to see where the crews decided to go and whom they decided to profile. In the same vein, check out NBC's "Now," because nonfiction tonight is a lot more interesting than most of the escapist offerings.* "The Nanny" (8-8:30 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11)
NEWS
October 13, 2002
Jeffrey Brian Abrams, director of news operations at WBAL-TV, died of an apparent heart attack Thursday during a morning jog near his Woodbine home. He was 46. Born in South Bend, Ind., and raised in Skokie, Ill., Mr. Abrams graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in political science and history. For the next four years, he headed a team of photographers working on a federal archaeological survey in southwestern Illinois. Mr. Abrams later worked as a videographer and technical staff manager for television stations in Champaign, Ill., Jacksonville, Fla., Miami and Chicago.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
An emotionally disturbed man drives a landscaping truck into the lobby of Baltimore TV station WMAR around noon and then spends the afternoon inside the building watching other TV outlets covering his five-hour standoff with police. Sounds like a media story to me. It sounds as if it could be the story of someone with a troubled mind literally trying to break his way into the bright, shiny world of television - and accomplishing it, for a few hours at least, through his act of violence.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 25, 2014
All the TV stations in Baltimore say they're the ones to turn to for breaking news. Coverage of a shooting Saturday morning at the Mall in Columbia that left three dead put those promises to the test in a major way. Not everyone passed. The local stations that got there first with the most resources were WJZ (Channel 13) and WBAL (Channel 11), which were on the air shortly after 12:30 p.m. WMAR-TV was on-air with live coverage shortly after 1 p.m, but WBFF (Channel 45) didn't offer viewers anything except syndicated programming, infomercials and auto racing until 2:30 p.m. And then, it provided only 30 minutes of coverage before returning to Fox network NASCAR coverage.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | December 21, 2013
This is a column I have put off for weeks, because it makes me sad to write it. And ultimately, it begs an answer, which I am not sure I have. But with the year ending, I can no longer avoid it. After decades of writing about television and media, this is the year that I have lost faith in two TV news institutions in which I have long believed: “60 Minutes” and CNN. Actually, it was more than believed in the case of “60 Minutes.” The...
SPORTS
By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2013
Blair Wheeler had fished only a few times in her life when she decided to rent a charter boat off Tracys Landing near Deale in late July to celebrate the respective birthdays of her husband and brother. It was the first time Wheeler had gone fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. It probably won't be the last. Wheeler, a 25-year-old from Herndon, Va., who works as a television news producer in Washington, became the first person to win the Diamond Jim fishing contest's $25,000 grand prize in the nine years since the Maryland Department of Natural Resources revived it as part of the agency's Maryland Fishing Challenge.
NEWS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2013
Reacting to recent television news segments showing multiple Baltimore police officers asleep on the job, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts sent his officers a stern warning. The commissioner's email to all sworn officers comes after WBFF-TV Fox 45 began recently putting pictures on its newscasts and website of pictures sent in from viewers of uniformed officers in squad cars allegedly snoozing behind the wheel. In the email, Batts notes the strain police are under.
NEWS
By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
Baltimore police suspended a patrol officer Tuesday after a television news helicopter's camera captured him allegedly striking a teenage car theft suspect who had been detained. Police are not releasing the identity of the officer or the 14-year-old suspect, who was on the ground at the time of the incident. Police said they can't provide many details of the pursuit that led to the arrest because it was carried out by the Regional Auto-theft Task Force, a team of city, Baltimore County and state police officers.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | May 9, 2011
There are serious news reports, and then there are serious news reports.  Thankfully, a recent performance of the KTLA Morning News team falls into the latter category. Tackling the important issue of the Shake Weight, the Los Angeles journalists were reduced to, well, what inevitably happens to everyone when discussing this latest fitness craze: Making anatomy jokes.  Some money quotes:  • "I've got a small, white one. Does that make a difference?"  • "I don't think it's the size of it. It's actually the technique.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2011
Don't worry, Jim; if that question comes up I'll just confuse them. — President Dwight D. Eisenhower's response to presidential press secretary James C. Hagerty regarding the use of atomic weapons against China during the Formosa Strait crisis in 1955 An Associated Press article with a Washington dateline from Jan. 18, 1955, announced that the White House had authorized television and newsreel cameramen to "make sound movies of...
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. plans to create a new cable television news channel with a blend of local and national programming and bring it to cities across the United States over the next couple of years, CEO David Smith said Tuesday. Smith expanded on his vision for a hybrid local/national network a day after the Hunt Valley broadcaster announced its largest acquisition to date: the purchase of eight television stations for nearly $1 billion, including NewsChannel 8, a 24-hour cable/satellite all-news network that covers the Washington metro area.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2013
Stephen Janis definitely took a path less traveled to the world of TV news. For one thing, he was already 47 years old when he got his first full-time TV job. And at that age, he had virtually no TV training or experience - had never even written a script. He had produced songs like the 1996 chart-topper “Let Me Clear My Throat” for the rapper DJ Kool, played on and scored parts of the soundtrack for John Waters' “Cecil B. Demented,” done first-rate reporting for the Baltimore Examiner, founded the Investigative Voice website and served as a substitute radio host for Ed Norris.
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