Diane Steps Into the Silver Circle

Congratulations to Connecticut’s Diane Smith who was inducted into NATAS‘ “Silver Circle” this week in Boston.  Read all about the honor…and here’s what they had to say about Diane:

An Emmy award winning TV journalist, radio talk show host, author and speaker, Diane Smith has been on the air in Connecticut since 1982. Diane is the anchor and senior producer for program development at CT-N, the Connecticut version of C-SPAN. She works to promote transparency in government and to increase citizen engagement in their democracy. The Globe Pequot Press has published six books based on Diane’s “Positively Connecticut” TV series, the longest running local TV series in state history.  Diane’s next book Food Fight, written in collaboration with MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski is about solving the American obesity crisis.  Food Fight will be published in May 2013 by Weinstein Books. Diane was an Emmy winning reporter and anchor on WTNH-TV in New Haven, and co-hosted the Morning Show on WTIC-1080, a CBS owned 50,000 watt AM radio station.  She is a frequent on air contributor to the state PBS network, producing and hosting award winning documentaries and other programming.

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB   11 a.m

Host: Dennis House

Conversation with Connecticut’s Kennedy

Guest:  Ted Kennedy, Jr.

The Race for the U.S. Senate

Guest:    Dan Drew (D) Mayor of Middletown

Guest:    Corey Brinson (R) Former Hartford City Councilor

The Real Story FoxCT  Saturday 9:30 am, Sunday 6:30 am

Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

 TBA

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

Host: Stan Simpson

Segments 1 and 2: End of an Era at UConn

Guests: WTIC sportscaster Scott Gray discusses the sudden retirement of Jim Calhoun and what this means for UConn.

Segment 3: Presidential Politics

Guest: Hartford city councilman Shawn Wooden and former CT GOP chairman Chris Healy give their thoughts on the Presidential election

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

Guest: Secretary of the State Denise Merrill

 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)

Sunday Talk Listings

Face the State WFSB   11 a.m

Host: Dennis House

Segment: Women as a Force in Campaign 2012

Guests: Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman (D); State Senator Toni Boucher (R); Susan Campbell, Author; Sonya Dean, Republican Committee Member; Shelly Sindland, former Political Reporter

Flashback: Connecticut’s First All Female Ticket, reported by Barbara Pinto, July 1994

The Real Story FoxCT  Saturday 9:30 am, Sunday 6:30 am

Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

Segment 1:  Jerry Labriola, Chair of the CT GOP will be talking about the Republican National Convention.

Segment 2: Dr. Ghassan El-Eid of Central Connecticut State University talks about Syria and Iran.

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

Host: Stan Simpson

Segments 1 and 2: Confronting the Fear of Autism

Guests: Autism Awareness Advocate Carmen Veal and life coach Lisa Bourque discuss the new campaign, Hugs for Autism

Segment 3: Presidential Politics

Guest: Christine Stuart of ctnewsjunkie.com talks about Dannel Malloy speaking at the Democratic Convention

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

Guest: Joe Carbone from The WorkPlace

 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)

Sunday Talk Listings

Face the State WFSB   11 a.m

Host: Dennis House

Segment 1: Power of the Unions in Wake of Donovan’s Loss

Guest: John Olsen, AFL-CIO

Segment 2:  Impact of the Working Families Party

Guest: Lindsay Farrell, Executive Director of WFP

Segment 3: The Murphy McMahon Senate Race

Guests: John Droney, Former CT Dem. Chairman and Chris Healy, Former CT Rep. Chairman

Flashback:  1992 Senate Race

The Real Story FoxCT  Saturday 9:30 am, Sunday 6:30 am

Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

Segment 1: Challenges for the State’s Democratic Party: Can we keep CT’s Congressional Delegation in the hands of Democrats in wake of the Democratic National Convention? 

Segment 2: House Candidate Leo Canty gives his perspective about the Donovan disappointment and Competitive CT races.

Segment 3:  The West Nile Virus: The state’s Department of Public Health gives tips on how to stay safe.

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

Host: Stan Simpson

Segments 1,2 and 3:  Meet Marquis “Mr. Qwes” Johnson

Guest: Singer “Mr. Qwes” Marquis Johnson talks about his ascent in the entertainment world and his new album.

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

Guests: 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)

Scenes from Primary Night

Competitors for more than 20 years, semi-retired Tom Monahan of NBC Connecticut and Mark Davis of News 8 share a few laughs while awaiting Linda McMahon’s victory speech last night in Stamford.  In the background, Keith Phaneuf of CT Mirror broadcasts live for CTN.

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