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In Bridgeport, the combination of gun violence and the much-heralded arrival of a store –Bass Pro Shops — whose offerings include guns has made for some good copy lately. But an editorial in the Connecticut Post essentially calls it a  “tempting, symbolic target to ask the store to refrain from selling guns.” Only in Bridgeport offers this analysis:
The Editorial Board was compelled to write this response because of the overzealous actions of its scribes and the editors that overplayed the stories. This is a classic case of a misplaced issue manufactured by scribes.

Aaron (Double A) Goes to the Triple-A

WTIC-am 1080 is looking for an afternoon drive news anchor – Aaron Kupec has taken a job as Public Affairs Manager at AAA.

And the Award Does NOT Go To…

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The CT Society of Professional Journalists voted to rescind an award it gave to Paresh Jha, a reporter for Hearst paper New Canaan News who fabricated stories.

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB   11 a.m

Host: Dennis House

Segment 1: Donovan Campaign Corruption Probe

Guest: Kevin Rennie, Political Columnist

Segment 2: Gun Control Laws

Guests: Robert Crook, Coalition of CT  Sportsmen and Rob Piniciaro, CT Against Gun Violence

Segment 3: ATV Safety

Guest:  Dr. Brendan Campbell, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

The Real StoryFoxCT 6:30 am

Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

Segment 1: TBA

Segment 2: TBA

The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30 amonline at http://www.ctnow.com/stan

Host: Stan Simpson

Segment 1 and 2:  Challenges of a Cartoonist

Guest: Syndicated Cartoonist Jerry Craft discusses the themes of his stories.

Segment 3: Penn State Fallout

Guest: Scott Gray of WTIC AM and defense attorney Reese Norris give their final thoughts on the NCAA’s actions against Penn State.

Focus on Connecticut News12 Saturday: 7:30 am, 11 am, 2:30 pm, 7:30 pm.Sunday: 2:30 am, 7:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Host: Tom Appleby

Segment 1: TBA

Guest: TBA

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

CBS’s Morning Show Replaces CT Native

Erica Hill, a Clinton, CT native is being replaced by Norah O’Donnell, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent just six months after being named co-anchor of “CBS This Morning”.  Hill began her full time career with CBS in 2010 and previously worked for CNN. See what the NY Times has to say about it here.

Hartford and CT: “Silicon Valley of Sports Media”?

Back9Network Media Company is finalizing a deal with the state to open a $7 million TV Network Studio in Constitution Plaza. Officials are calling the growth of Back9Network a game changer for the city of Hartford–and the state has bought in as well, providing them with $1 million in grants. The network is being described as an alternative to the Golf Channel, providing TV programming related to fashion, travel and equipment related to the golf lifestyle.  With ESPN, NBC Sports, Yes Network and the other major studios across CT…Is the state becoming the “Silicon Valley of Sports Media”?

New Hire at FoxCT

Java reports that Louisa Moller will join FoxCT as a reporter starting August 6th. She currently works as a reporter for WFFF-TV in Burlington, Vermont and is a Rhode Island native.

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