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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

Trevor Noah's tweets could be serious threat to future of Comedy Central 3/31/2015
In a culture where we whip ourselves into instant media frenzies and then move on forgetting only days later what it was that so upset us, maybe Trevor Noah’s tweets won’t be such a big deal by the weekend.

Sarah Fleischer leaving airwaves at 98 Rock after 38 years 3/31/2015
After 38 years on Baltimore radio, Sarah Fleischer announced her retirement today. Her last day on the air will be June 5.

Cancer documentary featuring Hopkins takes risks, reaps rewards 3/27/2015
"Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" is one of the biggest, boldest, bravest and, ultimately, most inspiring documentaries I have ever seen.

First look at a final struggle for the soul of 'Mad Men' 3/22/2015
I can’t believe how cold the opening episode of the last season of “Mad Men” left me.

New Ken Burns documentary features Hopkins cancer care unit 3/17/2015
A new Ken Burns-produced documentary on cancer premiering on PBS later this month features several patient stories and interviews conducted with clinicians and scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.