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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

Time has come for decision on 'House of Cards' and Maryland 4/24/2014
Production company's posturing, delays raise questions about Netflix If there is one message that came through this week in Netflix executive Ted Sarados telling Wall Street analysts that the problems between “House of Cards” and Maryland are “over-comeable,” it is that enough’s enough. The impasse and bickering have gone on long enough, and it’s time to get back onto the soundstages and make Season 3.

HBO to return to Baltimore for 'Veep' Season 4 4/22/2014
And Netflix sounds optimistic on Maryland deal for 'House of Cards' (UPDATE 2: Netflix exec thinks budget differences between Maryland and "House of Cards" are "over-comeable."

Story of Muscle Shoals: A passionate mix of music, race and pop culture magic 4/21/2014
This is the best documentary I've seen this year on television If you want to see a documentary made with passion and guaranteed to rock your soul at least two or three times before the final credits roll, don’t miss “Muscle Shoals” at 9 tonight on WETA-TV (Channel 22), Washington’s PBS outlet.

'Fox & Friends' mistreats Elijah Cummings on IRS emails story 4/18/2014
Morning show convicts congressman without evidence As I watched Tuesday while the anchors on “Fox & Friends” leveled unsubstantiated charges against Rep. Elijah Cummings as if they were facts, I couldn’t help thinking how much more dangerous Sen. Joe McCarthy might have been in the 1950s if there had been a show like this to amplify his reckless allegations.

WMAR debuting revamped 6 p.m. news today 4/21/2014
"ABC2 In Focus," a revamped local newscast promising more in-depth coverage and investigative journalism, will premiere at 6 tonight on WMAR, Channel 2.