Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB   11 a.m

Host: Dennis House

Race for Lt. Governor

Guest:    Nancy Wyman  (D)  for Lt. Governor

Guest:    Mark Boughton {R} for Lt. Governor

Race for the 1st Congressional District

Guest:    Mark Zydanowicz   {R} for Congress

The Real Story Fox61 10:30 am

Host: Laurie Perez

Richard Blumenthal/D – US Senate Candidate

Linda McMahon/R – US Senate Candidate

Sen. Rob Kane/r – 32nd District .  Sen. Kane is calling for an investigation into DCF after a stunning case of neglect involving 6 children in Torrington.

The Stan Simpson Show Fox61  10 am

Host: Stan Simpson

Connecticut Misses Out Again on Race to Top Education dollars

Guests: Education advocates Alex Johnston and Danielle Smith; Michael Sharpe, CEO Jumoke Academy

NFL Football preview – Patriots, Giants, Jets

Guest: WTIC AM sportscaster Scott Gray

Brad Pitt-Angelina & Jolie settle defamation suit against British tabloid.

Guest: Entertainment Attorney James Walker

CT News Makers WVIT/NBC30  6:30 am

Host: Tom Monahan


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

Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Foley
(R) Connecticut

CTN 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)

Debates Online

There will be back-to-back Republican debates this evening starting at 7:00PM at Asnuntuck Community College. 

According to CTNewsJunkie, confirmed participants include Former Congressman Rob Simmons, Weston businessman Peter Schiff, Lt. Gov. Michael Fedele, and Hartford economic development executive Oz Griebel.  Linda McMahon and Tom Foley also were invited but neither has confirmed their attendance.

Can’t make it to Enfield for the debates? LocalOnlineNews.TV has partnered with the following sites to stream the debates. Enjoy!


Back to the Issues


Ned Lamont will participate in the WFSB/CTPV/WNPR debate on August 3rd.

The media have made this the focus of their coverage of the August 10th Democratic primary for Governor – now it’s back to the candidates and the issues?

Does New Media Encourage Division?

A very interesting Op-Ed piece in today’s New Haven Register.

Does today’s new media nurture division and not dialogue? At first, newspapers allowing a free flow of dialogue at the end of their online stories seemed like an excellent way for readers to interact with each other and help find some common ground on difficult issues.  However, as the Op-Ed points out, divisiveness – not compromise – is the end result.

A quick read of comments following an article — particularly one concerning a topic that could be a launching point for a political argument — reveals not thoughtful give-and-take of citizens, but rather angry sniping of the close-minded. Much is mean-spirited and sophomoric. Hate-filled dialogue on the Internet is so prevalent it has a label: “flaming.” Welcome to “public discourse” in the digital age.

Desiree Resigns

The Desiree Fontaine saga has appeared to come to an end.

Desiree has resigned from her on-air position at WTNH and all charges have been dismissed.  The station is in the midst of a search to fill her roles on a permanent basis.

Anjuli to L.A.


Anjuli Porter, who was anchoring weekend mornings at NBC Connecticut, has moved to Los Angeles. We’re told that she’s interested in pursuing entertainment reporting. Until the vacancy is filled, various staff members have been assuming morning weekend duty such as Monica Buchanan, Diana Perez and Jeff Stoecker.

Check out Anjuli’s very cool website.

As if CT Political Reporters Don’t Have Enough to Cover

Ted Kennedy Jr
Tonight the Lamont for Governor campaign is announcing that Ted Kennedy, Jr., a Branford resident, is endorsing Ned Lamont over Dan Malloy in the Democratic primary. This is a big story for a few reasons: the fact that Kennedy is not waiting to see who wins the outcome of the Democratic primary, and because more than a few people are watching Kennedy to see whether he may eventually jump into Connecticut’s political waters himself.  So for all you reporters on the campaign trail who thought you already had your hands full, here’s Friday’s story (which is when the Kennedy radio and TV ads start airing).

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