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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

Stephanopoulos, Williams, Woodruff and TV's lack of ethics 5/24/2015
ABC News can continue in its see-no-evil, hear-no-evil stance on George Stephanopoulos and his undisclosed $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation forever if it wants. But I guarantee you the network is going to pay when it comes to credibility during the 2016 campaign season if it does.

Mosby's celebrity about more than just a big case 5/22/2015
Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is either a "national black hero" with a passion for justice or a self-aggrandizing opportunist shamefully playing politics in her handling of the Freddie Gray case.

HBO sets Aug. 16 debut for David Simon miniseries 5/20/2015
HBO today announced an Aug. 16 debut date for "Show Me a Hero," a six-hour mini-series written and produced by David Simon and William Zorzi and directed and produced by Paul Haggis.

Preakness overnight TV ratings down on NBC 5/17/2015
Overnight TV ratings for the Preakness were down year to year, according to Nielsen Media Research data provided by NBC Sports.

Farewell, 'Mad Men,' Letterman — and boomers 5/15/2015
With momentous finales this week — "Mad Men" ending and David Letterman retiring — we will see the end of two landmark TV franchises.