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Baltimore, MD
David Zurawik
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

Ben Carson's very bad media day ends in apology for comments on homosexuality 3/5/2015
Only one day into the "exploratory" phase of his presidential campaign, Ben Carson had a media meltdown starting with remarks he made on CNN's morning show Wednesday.

Spoilers: 'House of Cards' Season 3 takes daring, hard-eyed look at presidency 2/27/2015
If you have not seen all 13 episodes of Season 3 of “House of Cards,” stop reading now. This piece is full of spoilers. Really, go away and come back after you’ve seen the full season at Netflix.

Bill O'Reilly ratings rise in spite of allegations on his Falklands claims 2/24/2015
Based on Monday-night Nielsen ratings, the controversy surrounding Bill O’Reilly’s accounts of his reporting during the Falklands conflict in 1982 does not appear to be having a negative effect on his audience.

Oscar-winner 'Citzenfour' comes to HBO tonight - Don't miss it 2/23/2015
If you haven't seen "Ctizenfour" in a theater, here's why I think you should move heaven and earth to see it tonight at 9 on HBO.

Former CBS staffer Eric Engberg goes on CNN to rip Bill O'Reilly Falklands claims 2/22/2015
Former CBS News correspondent Eric Engberg followed his blistering Facebook post on Saturday about Bill O'Reilly with an appearance Sunday on CNN's "Reliable Sources."