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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

How Jon Stewart became a tool of the Obama administration 8/2/2015
On Sunday's "Media Buzz," I talked about Jon Stewart diminishing his legacy by letting himself become a tool of the Obama administration.

C-SPAN on righteous course with GOP forum tonight 8/3/2015
Whenever I get too depressed about all the media institutions that have lost their sense of mission during the last tumultuous decade, I turn on C-SPAN.

Jon Stewart made politics entertaining - and highly partisan 8/2/2015
Jon Stewart changed American culture. You can't say that about many performers, especially comedians working on a basic-cable channel that rarely drew more than a million viewers for any of its shows before him.

Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana doing Vietnam miniseries 7/31/2015
Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, whose TV credits extend back to NBC's "Homicide: Life on the Street" and HBO's "Oz," have been signed by the National Geographic Channel to do a miniseries on the last days of the American Embassy in Saigon.

Sun columnist David Zurawik wins National Press Club Award 7/29/2015
Longtime Baltimore Sun television/media critic David Zurawik won a National Press Club Award on Wednesday.