GW Media Coverage


Starting next week a new website launches designed to provide coverage of the news media in the style of the former American Journalism Review.

MediaFile will be run under the auspices of George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and be run by a senior journalism major. The site’s goal is to report on journalism and offer criticism.



The network anchor whose spectacles were a much imitated signature look has tossed those eyeglasses to the side.

Ashleigh Banfield of CNN recently had refractive lens exchange surgery making her square framed glasses, that were so perfectly matched with her facial features, superfluous (Definition: unnecessary).

Mediaite has the full story.

BTW – Banfield is about to leave CNN for HLN where she will be taking over the 8p.m. slot from Nancy Grace. Banfield’s 12p.m. CNN slot will be turned into a weekday edition of Inside Politics hosted by John King.

Moment of Silence

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WDBJ in Roanoke held a moment of silence Friday morning for reporter Alison Parker and videographer Adam Ward. The two were shot to death by a former colleague during a morning live shot one year ago.

Their attacker killed himself later in the day as police closed in on him.

Sunday Talk








Face the State WFSB 11 am

Host Dennis House

Senator Richard Blumenthal(D)

I. Charles Matthews
Hartford Stadium Authority

Flashback: Governor Weicker addresses Connecticut on
the state income tax issue, July 1991


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The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:00am

Hosts: Jenn Bernstein and Al Terzi

Dan Carter(R) – Candidate U.S. Senate

Joe Brennan – Connecticut Business and Industry Association
CT Legislative Races

Professor William Dunlap – Quinnipiac University
The cases involving former Gov. John Rowland and former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez









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

Bridgeport Police Chief A.J. Perez

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)


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Julian Scheinblum. Born Wednesday morning around 1a.m., the son of News 8’s Josh Scheinblum and wife Lindsay. Julian weighed in at 7 pounds and 9 ounces. Congratulations!

Esther Katro. The multimedia journalist is joining the news team at Fox 61. She’s moving north from KFSM in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She’s a graduate of Temple University. Welcome to Connecticut!

While in heavy exclamation mark mode we should point out that it’s Friday! And if it’s Friday…it’s the Sunday Talk post.

Coming up later on most Laurel linked devices!

Feminist Heroine

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Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson of Greenwich is being praised as a “feminist heroine” less than two months after her Fox shattering sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes.

As noted previously by The Laurel, her decision to file a lawsuit against one of the most powerful men in television news was done at great risk to her own career and reputation, but at the same time has given courage to others to come forward. The ensuing investigation has also uncovered deep troubles within Fox that the network is only beginning to reckon with.

Whalers Still Popular


Nearly 20 years since they left Connecticut, the Hartford Whalers still have a large following and the team’s apparel is a hit whether in vintage form or purchased new at the airport, or other locations. has a profile of the team’s loyal fan base, which could someday do for Hartford what the ghost of the Brooklyn Dodgers has done for Brooklyn.

Think about it! There’s something inherently cool about a scrappy city spurned by the big leagues that carries on and remains loyal to its team.


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