| Dec 3, 2012
| 9:19 AM
The Ravens were finally deemed worthy by CBS Sports of its first-string broadcast team, and what a difference it made in the quality of the telecast -- for one half, anyway.
While the first half was outstanding in terms of production and imagery, the...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 8:44 PM
'NBC Sunday Night Football' isn't just in a league of its own when it comes to NFL telecasts. It lives on another planet so far away from the nearest competition that it can't even be judged by the same standards. And last night's broadcast of the...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 4:26 AM
Baltimore's Jim McKay anchored the first American telecast of the Summer Olympics in 1960 from a primitive CBS studio in Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Coverage of the Rome Games totaled 20 hours and cost the network $394,000 in rights fees.
| Oct 5, 2012
| 9:09 PM
This is the kind of thing they used to teach in journalism school and I wish they still did: The way one careless mistake can diminish an otherwise strong performance and bring embarrassment instead of praise.
That's the story of TBS's coverage of the...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Here are some final thoughts from a very tired TV/media critic who didn't miss an inning of Orioles playoff baseball while covering the rest of a huge and sprawling beat.
This week, it ranged from the debut of ABC's "Nashville," to Joe Biden smirking ...
| Sep 5, 2012
The NFL is back and you can hear cash registers ringing throughout TV land.
That's because the NFL means business. Big business.
After a record-breaking season for viewership, culminating with Super Bowl XLVI being the most-watched program in the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:12 AM
The ESPN "Monday Night Football" crew earned my respect before the game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals even started. It came during the pregame moment of silence for former Ravens owner Art Modell.
Placed at ground level, a camera...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 6:57 PM
The ESPN "Monday Night Football" crew earned my respect before the game between the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals even started.
It came during the pre-game moment of silence for former Ravens owner Art Modell. Placed at ground level, a camera...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 1:53 AM
For nearly a half-century, the game of football is pretty much all he's known.
Following a 13-year career with the St. Louis Cardinals, current CBS analyst Dan Dierdorf made the transition from the playing field to the broadcast booth, where he's been...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 4:37 PM
On “Today” this morning, Donald Trump bragged that he has the most popular show on NBC. He seemed to be listing that as a credential for a possible run for president, but he said he couldn't announce because saying so would hurt “The...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 4:36 PM
How to fit Daniel Tosh and Rush Limbaugh in the same blog item? Here goes: Titusville's Daniel Tosh starts the third season of "Tosh.0" at 10 p.m. Tuesday on Comedy Central....