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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

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.

Hits like 'Empire' signal major shift in look of network TV 3/13/2015
Diversity sells.

Former WBFF reporter Melinda Roeder joins CBS affiliate in Atlanta 3/9/2015
Melinda Roeder, winner of 12 regional Emmys while at WBFF (Fox45), is joining WGCL-TV, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta, she said today.

Kevin Spacey to produce, host CNN docu-series on presidential campaigns 3/9/2015
It looks like Kevin Spacey can't get enough of the Oval Office.