Alison to New York Fox Station

The Fox O&O station in New York, WNYW, has officially announced that Alison Morris (recently of FOX CT) has been hired as a business reporter for the station’s 5, 6 and 10 pm newscasts.

 

Debate Season

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With the latest poll showing a very close race for governor the 2014 debates are taking on a new level of importance.

Governor Dannel Malloy and Tom Foley have agreed to more than a half dozen debates and candidate forums between now and Election Day.

The Hartford Courant, FOX CT and UCONN have announced their partnership for the live broadcast of a debate from the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs on October 2.

Monday there is a forum on transportation issues in North Haven to be attended by both candidates and on September 23rd a debate in Hamden sponsored by the CT Mirror.

Willie Blacklow

Long time Connecticut news people may remember Willie Blacklow as a press secretary to former congressman and gubernatorial candidate Toby Moffett(D).

Blacklow worked as a press secretary on Capitol Hill and at the Pentagon. He died last month of cancer, his family has announced.

From the Washington Post:

Mr. Blacklow was a native Washingtonian. Early in his career, he was a news writer for then-ABC anchorman Howard K. Smith. From 1976 to 1993, he was a press secretary for politicians including Rep. Toby Moffett (D-Conn.), Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) and Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.). Afterward, he was a trainer for the National Democratic Institute and an adjunct professor at George Washington University.

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB 11 am

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Host: Dennis House

The race for CT-5 and the Rowland Trial

Guest:  Mark Greenberg (R) for congress

Guest:  Matt DeRienzo , Connecticut Magazine

The Rowland Trial

Guest:   Ryan McGuigan, former prosecutor

The race for governor

Guest:  Matt DeRienzo, Connecticut Magazine

Flashback:  President Clinton campaigns for Bill Curry

Report from Duby McDowell  Oct. 15, 1994

Decision 2014 NBC Connecticut 10:00 am

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The 5th Congressional District race.

Republican challenger Mark Greenberg talks with George Colli.Democratic Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty sits down with Max Reiss.Leading into his first episode as moderator and host of Meet the Press, Chuck Todd speaks with Todd Piro.

Max Reiss brings us through the week that was in Connecticut politics.

 

CT Capitol Report FoxCT Sunday 10:30am

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Host: Tom Dudchik

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The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:30am

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The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30am, online at

http://www.ctnow.com/stan

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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

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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)

Diversity Award

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The New Haven Register has won the 13th annual Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership.

The award was granted by the AP Media Editors and the American Society of Newspaper Editors for the Register’s work to diversify its newsroom over the last three years and the improvements in the paper’s journalism that have resulted from those efforts.

The editor of the Philadelphia Daily News, Michael Days, also won this year.

Cash Stunt Uncovered

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WDRC-FM is getting some old fashioned publicity as it prepares to begin simulcasting the Chaz and AJ show.

Over the weekend it was revealed Chaz and AJ were behind a character known as Dr. Cash (DRC) who handed out hundreds of dollars and gained about 2,000 Twitter followers for the station.

It’s been done before and apparently it works.

Jamie Ratliff

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NBC Connecticut says Jamie Ratliff is now a full time member of the news team.

Jamie reports for the 11p.m. news. Congratulations Jamie.

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