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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

The problem with Bill Cosby's new media strategy 12/21/2014
I joined Howie Kurtz on "Media Buzz" Sunday to take a look at Team Crosby's new media strategy, which involves lawyers for the embattled comedian calling out CNN and others for what they say is bad journalism.

CBS delivers a winning telecast in Ravens' 25-13 loss to Texans 12/21/2014
Watching the Ravens lose, 25-13, to the Houston Texans was brutal if you are a Baltimore fan. But blame the team, not CBS Sports, for the misery this time. The network delivered a first-rate telecast.

'The Affair,' the best TV dramas of the year and 'The Great American Novel' 12/20/2014
I was never one of those critics who measured television against literature, theater, film or any of the other forms of entertainment and art that have traditionally been considered more serious or elevated.

A brilliant byproduct of Sarah Koenig's storytelling in 'Serial' 12/18/2014
Earlier today I wrote about my frustration and annoyance with the final episode of Sarah Koenig's "Serial." (Read that here.)

In the end, 'Serial' leaves me frustrated, even annoyed 12/18/2014
I love the energy and even excitement that Sarah Koenig pumped into the podcast genre and radio storytelling with "Serial," a 12-part series on a Baltimore murder from 1999.