Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB 11 am

Host: Dennis House (Susan Raff substitutes this week)

Senate Race ’10

State Senator Sam Caligiuri (R-Waterbury) on his potential challenge to U.S. Senator Chris Dodd

Governor’s Race ’10

State Senator Gary LeBeau (D-East Hartford) contemplates a run for Governor

Norwalk Veterinarian Scott Merrell on his possible run for Governor

CT Newsmakers WVIT/NBC30 6:30 am

Host: Tom Monahan

  • State Sen. Eileen Daily (D-Westbrook) & State. Sen. Andrew Roraback (R-Goshen) on Deficit Mitigation Plan
  • Julie Evans Starr, Executive Director of CT Commission on Aging and Julie Robison , UConn Center on Aging
  • State Rep. Kathy Tallarita (D- Enfield) & Rep. Karen Jarmoc (D-Enfield) & Domenic Alaimo on the issue of Sunday liquor sales

The Real Story Fox61 8:30 am/ CW20 WTXX-TV 11 am

Host: Shelly Sindland

Senate Race 2010

  • State Senator Sam Caligiuri (R-Waterbury)

The Calhoun Controversy

Guest: Ken Krayeske, Freelance Reporter, Blogger and Law Student

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

  • Ryan Lynch, Tri-State Transportation Campaign

On the Record CPTV    Friday: 8:30 pm   Sunday: 10:00 am Available for online viewing Friday at 2pm

Host: Steve Kotchko

  • State House Majority Leader Rep. Denise Merrill (D-Mansfield) and State House Deputy Minority Leader Themis Klarides (R-Derby) discuss the approval this week of a deficit mitigation package and the ongoing budgetcrisis.
  • Reporter segment: Susan Haigh of the Associated Press and Christopher Keating of the Hartford Courtant discuss whether the legislature’s preoccupation with the deficit mess could prevent approval of any other meaningful legislation.                                                                                                                                    Due to special programming this weekend, this week’s “On The Record” airs ONLY on Friday night (Feb. 27) at 8:30pm.

WGCH in Greenwich & Former NBC30 Sports Guy Chris Wragge

No connection between the two but they’re both mentioned in today’s NY Daily News…

Cutting the Heart and Soul from The Courant

The latest Hartford Courant layoffs were announced last night – political reporter Mark Pazniokas is among those cut from the newspaper. We’ve been told these names as well – please correct us if we have anything wrong: Jesse Hamilton of the Washington bureau,  Religion Reporter Elizabeth Hamilton, Business Reporter Robin Stansbury, Environment Reporter David Funkhouser, reporters  Steve Grant and Anna Marie Somma, sportswriter Matt Eagan,  itowns editor Loretta Waldman, itowns reporter Nancy Lastrina, administrative assistant Judy Prato, Marge Ruschau, Features copy editors Adele Angle and David Wakefield, and library staffer & researcher Owen Walker.

We’re told that editor/reporter Kate Farrish resigned earlier this week as did editor John Ferraro.

Denis Horgan is calling it the Mardi Gras Massacre.

Paul Bass has more in the New Haven Independent.

From an insider: Investigative editor John Ferraro guided and edited the two series that won back-to-back Sevellon Brown Public Service Awards from the New England Associated Press News Executives Association, a highly prestigious award the Courant received in 2008 for “No Haven for the Elderly”–an investigative series by Lisa Chedekel and Lynne Tuohy on Haven Healthcare, and in 2007 for “Unfit to Fight,” the series by Lisa Chedekel and Matt Kauffman on soldiers with mental and emotional defects that were redeployed to Iraq.
Mark Pazniokas was awarded “Reporter of the Year” at the Courant’s last in-house Warner Awards in March 2008, in addition to numerous other awards he’s received over the years for his political coverage.

“Connecticut Style” Premieres on WTNH

Connecticut Style, hosted by Sonia Baghdady and Desiree Fontaine, debuted yesterday at 12:30 pm. Any reviews?

Clear Channel Sells Station to CT Company

The Rep-Am reports that Clear Channel has sold WURH 104.1FM to Connecticut-based Red Wolf Broadcasting.  According to the article, the station is one of eight in Connecticut owned by Clear Channel, but the only one in the state the company transferred to Aloha Station Trust, a privately held trust it created to divest some stations in order to meet FCC ownership rules.

Why Do We Think…

…that getting press credentials to cover UConn basketball games just got a whole lot harder?

Here are various takes on the Calhoun-Krayeske encounter from The Cool Justice Report, Colin McEnroe’s blog, The Day’s Mike DiMauro and the Courant’s Jeff Jacobs.

New Haven Register’s Parent Company Files for Bankruptcy

The New Haven Independent has the details.

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