And the Emmy Goes To….

The 32nd Boston/New England Emmy Awards Ceremony was held last night and the big Connecticut winners were CPTV, WTIC (Fox61) and WTNH. The complete list is here.

Sunday Talk

Face the State  WFSB  11 am

Host: Dennis House

The latest Quinnipiac Poll in which Senator Dodd’s numbers improve

Guest: Doug Schwartz, Quinnipiac University Polling Institute

Small Towns and the Budget Crisis

Bart Russell, CT Council of Small Towns

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

Host: Shelly Sindland

Senator Christopher Dodd making a comeback,  the State Budget, and the Death Penalty.

Guests: Colin McEnroe, Hartford Courant Columnist
Chris Healy–Republican Party Chairman

Keeping liquor stores open on Sundays

Dominick Alaimo–Enfield Package Store owner who supports the ideaDave Leon–Bloomfield Liquor Store owner who opposes it

CT Newsmakers  WVIT/NBC30   6:30 am

Host: Tom Monahan

Paul Murphy of Aerospace Components Manufacturers on the status of the industry in CT.

Small businesses & Healthcare

The Connecticut Association of Boards of Education and the impact of education dollars from the federal stimulus program, teachers layoffs and concessions and mandate relief.

Guests: Paul Murphy, President, Aerospace Components Manufacturers, Inc.

John Leone, President, Chambers Leadership Cabinet

Stephen Bull, President, Greater Danbury Chamber of Commerce

Patrice McCarthy, General Counsel, Ct. Association of Boards of Education

Cal Heminway, President, Ct. Association of Boards of Education

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

Vincent Valvo
Fmr. Pres., CT Council on FOI

Michelle Cruz
Victim Advocate

On the Record   CPTV      Friday at 8:30 pm, Sunday at 10 am, Tuesday at 11:30 pm.

Available for online viewing Friday at 2pm

Host: Steve Kotchko

Atty. General Richard Blumenthal discusses the sex ads controversy, fallout in CT from the federal bailout and bankruptcy action involving U.S. automakers, and the Obama appointment of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Quinnipiac University poll director Doug Schwartz discusses the latest poll results regarding Sen. Dodd.


Capitol Report Sunday at 8 pm

Replays of: The Real Story (8:30 PM), CT Newsmakers (9 pm),  Face the State (9:30 pm), On the Record (10 pm)

Simmons and Ushery – Alive at 5 for Now

Two stars of New York local TV news -Connecticut broadcasting alums Sue Simmons (WTNH) and David Ushery (WFSB)  – may lose one of their WNBC newscasts.

We’re Waiting…

…for Colin McEnroe to return to the Connecticut radio airwaves.  Shelly Sindland’s blog has some info.

Out with the Old, in with the New at ESPN?

espn_logo1ESPN had previously announced a series of upcoming job cuts for about 200 worldwide positions and is now taking action. These job cuts will affect approximately 100 Connecticut employees. Chief Executive George Bodenheimer blames the economy for these layoffs, but has already begun filling new positions with new employees for updated ESPN projects.

Connecticut’s Child

He has been omnipresent at every big Connecticut news story since 1958. AP photographer Bob Child is retiring in July. Before working for the AP for 37 years, he was with the New Haven Register for 14 . In the words of colleague Pat Eaton-Robb,  “He began his career in 1958 and has covered every major news event in the state since then. He’s perhaps best known for taking a golf ball off the head at the 1985 GHO on Phil Blackmar’s approach on the final  hole of regulation.  The ball stopped 30 feet from the cup instead of going down an embankment behind the  hole. Blackmar was able to save par.  Bobby received 17 stitches, then shot the playoff that Blackmar won over Jodie Mudd and Dan Pohl.

“It was always fun at news events to watch all the photographers try to figure out where to stand to get the best shot. They always ended up standing next to Bobby.”

Here’s the memo that went out to Bob’s co-workers:
“Bob joined the AP on Feb. 14, 1972, after 14 years at the New Haven Register. He covered the Black Panther trials, a fire at the Danbury federal prison, the Mianus River bridge collapse, the L’Ambiance Plaza collapse in Bridgeport, John Rowland’s resignation and countless political and state government events. He’s been a fixture at football games at Yale and UConn, Connecticut basketball games, the Big East basketball tournament, the Travelers golf tournament and the Pilot Pen tennis tournament. Major news events in Connecticut were often called ‘two-Child events’ when Bob and his twin brother, Pat, a TV photojournalist for WTNH, would attend. Bob’s lifetime commitment to journalism earned him a spot in the Connecticut Journalism Hall of Fame in 2007.”

If you have a Bob story that you’d like to share, please do so.

Tony Spinelli of the CT Post

Scroll down to the third segment of Only in Bridgeport to read about Tony Spinelli who has been laid off at the Connecticut Post. Despite the sad subject matter there’s some fun stuff in there.

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