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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

Stephen Yasko out as general manager at WTMD 7/28/2015
After more than decade of leading radio station WTMD (89.7 FM), General Manager Stephen Yasko is out, according to Steve Reeves, chairman of the board of Towson University Public Media, which operates WTMD under contract with the University.

More downsizing at MPT as master control function shifts to Boston 7/28/2015
It is unlikely that viewers will notice any change on their screens, but the job of monitoring the schedule and flow of programs broadcast on Maryland Public Television will now be done out of Boston rather than Owings Mills.

'I Am Cait' serious, socially conscious, impressive in its opening 7/26/2015
Caitlyn Jenner's "I Am Cait" opened so strong on the E! channel Sunday that I want to give it a straight-up rave.

Zurawik: How Jon Stewart let Obama use 'Daily Show' 7/27/2015
Here's a conversation I had with host Howard Kurtz Sunday on "Media Buzz" about Barack Obama's last appearance on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart last week. I hate the way Stewart has let Obama use his show to sell an ideological agenda - especially given the hostility Obama has shown to the...

Finding a TV journalist who can take on Trump 7/26/2015
It's time for someone on TV to step up and take Donald Trump down - or, at least, put him in his place.