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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

Harbaugh acted like a jerk, but it's basically a Ravens production 8/30/2015
In 28 seconds of a halftime interview Saturday night, Ravens coach John Harbaugh reminded me and thousands of others how rude and arrogant he can be.

Clinton, Bush not so inevitable in this summer of TV and Trump 8/28/2015
Based on the reports out of the Democratic National Committee's summer meeting in Minneapolis today, the party's leaders still don't seem to get the political message of the summer: It's TV, not the powers that be, from which voters are taking their presidential cues.

'House of Cards' looking for a few good nurses, docs, medical techs 8/28/2015
"House of Cards" is casting for nurses, doctors and other medical personnel in the Baltimore area for scenes that are filming through Wednesday.

Bill O'Reilly and I debate his coverage of Trump on 'The Factor' 8/27/2015
Last week, I wrote a column questioning the the way cable TV show hosts and interviewers were kissing up to Donald Trump.

Virginia TV shootings take us to a new level of media immersion, intrusion 8/26/2015
It is too soon to coherently sort the messages and meanings of the tragic shootings of TV reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward in Virginia this morning.