Super Sunday Talk






Face the State WFSB 11 am

Host: Dennis House

Pre-empted by Super Bowl programming


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The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:30am

Hosts: Jenn Bernstein and Al Terzi

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty(D) on recent trip to Afghanistan

Dr. William Begg on the need to research gun violence from a public health perspective

Mackey Dykes, COO of Connecticut Green Bank, on solar power and green energy in Connecticut









Focus on Connecticut News 12 Saturday: 7:30am, 11am, 2:30pm, 7:30 pm Sunday: 2:30am, 7:30am, 11am, 1:30pm, 5:30pm

Host: Tom Appleby

Sen. Scott Frantz(R)

Sen. Carlo Leone(D)

CTN: Capitol Report: Week in Review Sunday at 8pm replays of: The Real Story (8:30pm), Face the State (9:00pm), The Stan Simpson Show (9:30 pm)

Assignment: The Capitol

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We note two new by-lines have been added to coverage from the state capitol by CT News Junkie.

Steve Collins, who recently left the Bristol Press in protest over the behavior of the paper’s controversial publisher, and Jack Kramer, a former editor at the New Haven Register, have both posted pieces on the popular website in recent weeks.

Doug Hardy says he hopes to keep both Collins and Kramer busy through the legislative session augmenting the regular capitol coverage provided by Christine Stuart.

CT News Junkie is always looking for reader support. There may be a tote bag in it for you!


TBT: 21 Years Ago…










1995: a gathering of Connecticut women in broadcasting took place. Many are still in the state and significantly, quite a few remain on the air. Here we go:

Back row: ?, Gayle King (now w/ CBS This Morning), Denise D’Ascenzo (WFSB), Diane Smith (CT-N), Shelly Sindland (formerly Fox61), Alison King (formerly WFSB, now at NECN)

Next row: Christina DeFranco (CPTV), Hillary Straus (formerly WFSB),  Ann Baldwin (formerly WVIT),  Joanne Nesti (formerly WVIT)

Middle row: ?, Jocelyn Maminta (WTNH), Amelia Sanraniello (formerly Fox 61 now anchor in Minneapolis), Deborah Kent (formerly WFSB), Audrey Honig Geragosian (formerly News12),

Second Row: Erin Cox (formerly WTNH), Jayne Saffer Rotter (formerly WTNH), Kendra Farn (formerly WTNH), ?, Susan Raff (WFSB)

Front row: Mika Brzezinski (now w/ MSNBC), Duby McDowell (formerly WFSB & WVIT), Lisa Quintana (formerly WTNH), Ann Nyberg (WTNH), Cathy Moss (formerly of WFSB), Beth Carroll (formerly Fox61)

(If you can identify any of the missing names please contact us and we’ll include)

H/T – Dennis House for some late ID’s.



Shirley Chan Returns

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Former NBC CT anchor and reporter Shirley Chan has returned to television news after an absence of more than six months.

When last we heard, Chan left her position at NBC CT in April of last year. There was no word on why she left or where she was going.

Last month she returned to local TV news at WPIX in New York.

It’s her hometown and according to her Twitter page, she’s happy to be back.

SportsCenter AM

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Bristol based ESPN is launching a new morning show the morning after the Super Bowl.

SportsCenter AM is meant to compete with the other morning information shows out there. While the major networks focus on news/talk and the cable networks focus on politics, ESPN will not surprisingly focus on sports.

The C-HIT Hit


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The Columbia Journalism Review has an article this week on the Connecticut Health Investigative Team and its success as it reaches the five year point.

CJR calls the news site begun by former Hartford Courant journalists Lynne DeLucia and Lisa Chedekel a “leader in niche news.


ICYMI – Tom Condon

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Recently retired Hartford Courant journalist Tom Condon has been inducted into the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame.

The official induction takes place later this month.

Curtiss Clark of the Newtown Bee is also on the list of this year’s inductees.


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