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David Zurawik
Critic
My Role

I am the TV/media critic at the Baltimore Sun. I write the Z on TV blog at baltimoresun.com. I also do a weekly radio report, "Media Matters: Take on Television," at Baltimore's public radio statioon WYPR-FM (88.1) as part of a content sharing agreement between the station and the Sun.
My Biography

I have been the Baltimore Sun's TV critic since 1989. Before that I was TV critic/columnist at the Dallas Times Herald. I earned a Ph.D. in American Studies (pop culture-media studies) from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2000. I have an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin in specialized reporting (pop culture). I am the author of "The Jews of Prime Time," a look at 50 years of Jewish idenitity in front of behind the cameras of network TV (Brandeis University Press/University Press of New England, 2003).
My Interests

TV and media.
My Recent Articles

See Josh Charles, Amy Schumer in a Comedy Central spoof of Aaron Sorkin 4/16/2014
Lots of Baltimore ties in the this funny four minute clip from Schumer's show In my April 1st preview of Amy Schumer's second season, I wrote about a sketch she does with Josh Charles spoofing Aaron Sorkin's TV style.

Elijah Cummings under increasing fire from conservative media on IRS role 4/16/2014
Fox News hammering away morning and night on Baltimore congressman Fox News has a new punching bag this week: Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings.

Don Scott leaving WJZ-TV in July 4/16/2014
Morning show host retiring after four decades in Baltimore TV Don Scott announced that he's retiring from WJZ-TV July 12.

Be careful, or you'll find yourself adrift in 'Fargo' 4/15/2014
New FX series based on 'Minnesota nice' feature film easy to get caught up in

The end begins for 'Mad Men' 4/14/2014
In final season, expect to witness the anguish of Don, the power of Peggy I have a feeling "Mad Men" is not going to end so happily for some of its fans.