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May 18, 2014
David Zurawick is the czar when it comes to matters on TV. I always enjoy listening to his commentary on the radio. His column, "Surveillance images give unfiltered feel to WMAR standoff coverage," (May 14), discussed the effects on the TV station and its viewers but never discussed the real issue. Too bad The Sun's headline didn't read, "Mental illness: What are we as a society doing about this horrible problem?" No one seems to want to deal with the real issue of mental illness, and for that we should be ashamed.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. plans to sell two television stations to help the company move ahead with a $1 billion planned purchase of seven ABC affiliates and a Washington-based cable news network. Selling the stations for a combined $97.4 million will allow Sinclair to comply with updated broadcast ownership rules as it aims to win regulatory approval on the purchase from Allbritton Communications by July 27. Sinclair said Monday it expects that deal to close in the third quarter.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
What a sorry state of affairs I discovered last week when I started reporting the TV aspect of the first Democratic gubernatorial debate. I quickly came to understand that Baltimoreans would not be seeing the event, which will be staged Wednesday at the University of Maryland, College Park and produced by WRC-TV, the NBC-owned station in Washington. But how could that be, especially with three candidates hardly known in the city: Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur?
NEWS
May 18, 2014
David Zurawick is the czar when it comes to matters on TV. I always enjoy listening to his commentary on the radio. His column, "Surveillance images give unfiltered feel to WMAR standoff coverage," (May 14), discussed the effects on the TV station and its viewers but never discussed the real issue. Too bad The Sun's headline didn't read, "Mental illness: What are we as a society doing about this horrible problem?" No one seems to want to deal with the real issue of mental illness, and for that we should be ashamed.
NEWS
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2013
The biggest, best love story in the country was on local TV today. It's between the Baltimore Ravens, the city and the fans. And if the national sports networks like CBS never seemed to get the special nature of that relationship this year in their weekly game and playoff coverage, most of the local media do. And Baltimore's TV stations got a chance to zoom in for close-up coverage Tuesday of the epic Ravens victory parade and rally in downtown Baltimore....
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2013
On Thursday morning, I read a Page 1 article in The Baltimore Sun that featured Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake saying how sad she was about the “state of our community.” She was referring to the shocking run of 29 shootings and 10 deaths in a six-day span in Baltimore. The article also included quotes from Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts saying the department's initial “messaging” about the crimes had been “terrible.” I don't cover crime, but I do cover messaging.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. plans to sell two television stations to help the company move ahead with a $1 billion planned purchase of seven ABC affiliates and a Washington-based cable news network. Selling the stations for a combined $97.4 million will allow Sinclair to comply with updated broadcast ownership rules as it aims to win regulatory approval on the purchase from Allbritton Communications by July 27. Sinclair said Monday it expects that deal to close in the third quarter.
NEWS
By Eric Siegel | September 12, 1991
With only Baltimore City offices being contested, local television stations are planning to provide what one news executive termed "standard election night coverage" of today's primaries.The biggest change in programming will be at WBFF-TV (Fox 45), which will expand its hourlong "News At Ten" to an hour-and-a-half, pushing back the start of "The Arsenio Hall Show" to 11:30 p.m. The expanded newscast will allow the station to provide late election results as well as present the "lion's share" of non-election news, according to news director Mark Pimentel.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | August 21, 1993
WNUV (Channel 54) has a new owner.Eddie Edwards, owner of Pittsburgh's WPTT and one of the few African-American owners of a TV station in the country, has signed an agreement to buy WNUV from ABRY Communications of Boston and has obtained the option on a Milwaukee station from Gaylord Broadcasting of Oklahoma City.ABRY, which manages the Milwaukee station for Gaylord, said in a news release that the purchase price for the two stations exceeds $100 million."I'm just happy that this has happened," Edwards told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
BUSINESS
By Thomas S. Mulligan and Jim Puzzanghera and Thomas S. Mulligan and Jim Puzzanghera,Los Angeles Times | November 11, 2006
LOS ANGELES -- In a sign that Tribune Co. may be preparing to exit the broadcast TV business, the company's investment bankers have begun offering its premier TV stations - KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles, WPIX in New York and WGN in Chicago - to selected potential buyers. One reason it is shopping the stations is the pending expiration of broadcast licenses. KTLA's eight-year license expires Dec. 1, at which time Tribune could be found in violation of Federal Communications Commission regulations banning ownership of a newspaper and a broadcast outlet in the same market, because it also owns the Los Angeles Times.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich and Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
A man who claimed to be God rammed a stolen landscaping truck into the WMAR television station Tuesday, according to police and employees, barricading himself inside the building for several hours as journalists scrambled to cover their own story from the suburban streets outside. Baltimore County police identified the suspect on Wednesday as Vladimir Mehul Baptiste, 28, of Parkville. Baptiste faces three charges of attempted second-degree murder in addition to charges that include first-degree assault, burglary and malicious destruction of property.
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.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group boosted profit and revenue in the first quarter, citing better-than-expected spending on political advertising, strong gains from Super Bowl and Olympics ads, and lower expenses at many of the company's television stations. The Hunt Valley-based broadcaster reported first-quarter income of $27.2 million, or 27 cents per share, nearly 60 percent more than the $17 million, or 21 cents per share, it earned in the first three months of 2013. The results beat analysts' forecasts of 22 cents per share, yet its stock slid 2 percent Wednesday to close at $28.13 a share.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
What a sorry state of affairs I discovered last week when I started reporting the TV aspect of the first Democratic gubernatorial debate. I quickly came to understand that Baltimoreans would not be seeing the event, which will be staged Wednesday at the University of Maryland, College Park and produced by WRC-TV, the NBC-owned station in Washington. But how could that be, especially with three candidates hardly known in the city: Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Del. Heather R. Mizeur?
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is one of several large broadcasters that could be forced to sell television stations or other assets or rethink future acquisitions under new media ownership rules the Federal Communications Commission is set to consider later this month. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed changes that would restrict the number of TV stations controlled by a single owner in a market, a step designed to protect competition and diversity in local media. Specifically, the FCC is examining broadcasters' use of sharing arrangements for sales as well as facilities and employees.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. offered to restructure its nearly $1 billion planned acquisition of seven ABC affiliates and a Washington-based cable news network, changes it says will satisfy cross-ownership concerns recently raised by the Federal Communications Commission. The Hunt Valley broadcaster also announced Thursday that its board of directors approved spending $150 million more to repurchase shares. In a letter Thursday to the FCC, Sinclair proposed eliminating "shared service agreements," at TV stations in three of the markets where it plans to buy an ABC affiliate from Allbritton Communications.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | June 17, 1993
How would you like to turn on your $30-a-month cable T service one day this fall and find out that you can no longer see "Seinfeld," "Roseanne" or "60 Minutes"?How would you feel if you found out that because you do have cable you won't be able to watch the NBA playoffs or the Super Bowl?The terms "retransmission consent" and "must-carry" probably don't mean much to most TV viewers today. But for the two biggest factions in the TV industry, today is the first day of the rest of their lives under the new Cable TV Act.Retransmission consent is part of the Cable TV Act passed by Congress last fall.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2013
Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said Monday it finalized its planned purchase of 18 television stations owned by Barrington Broadcasting Group for $370 million. Those stations, plus another six Barrington stations that Sinclair will operate or service, are located in 15 markets, including Syracuse, N.Y., Colorado Springs, Colo., Flint and Traverse City, Mich., and Myrtle Beach, S.C. Sinclair funded the purchase through cash on hand. Because of a conflict under Federal Communication Commission ownership rules, Sinclair sold its FOX stations in Syracuse, N.Y., and Peoria, Ill. The company also assigned a local marketing agreement and purchase option on a MNT affiliate in Syracuse to Bristlecone Broadcasting, while selling off license assets of five other stations.
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