We Love the Name “Beau Berman”…

Beau Berman will start Monday as a general assignment and investigative reporter for Fox CT. A Pittsburgh native, he comes to the Hartford/New Haven market from the CBS affiliate in Odessa, Texas.

It’s a Girl…

…for Rachel Lutzker of FoxCT and Clear Channel. She and her husband David Jorgensen welcomed Samantha early this morning. Congrats!

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB   11 a.m

Host: Dennis House

Storm Assistance Controversy

Roderick Bremby, Commissioner of the Department of Social Services

Race for Senate 2012

Rick Green, Hartford Courant

Brian Lockhart, Hearst Newspapers

Creating Jobs

Catherine Smith, Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development

The Real StoryFoxCT 6:30 am

Host: Laurie Perez

2012 Races

Jerry Labriola, CT Republican Party Chair

Business Survey

Carl Johnson, Blum Shapiro

Race for CT-5

Mark Greenberg, Republican Candidate for Congress


The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30 amonline at http://www.ctnow.com/stan

Host: Stan Simpson

Politics of Business

Jerry Long, PCC Technology

Nelson ‘Oz’ Griebel, Metro Hartford Alliance

Adrienne Cochrane, Urban League of Greater Hartford

Rep. Themis Klarides, R – Derby

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

Jayme Stevenson, First Selectman Candidate (R) Darien

John Lundeen, First Selectman Candidate (D) Darien

Chris Noe, First Selectman Candidate (I) Darien

CTN: Capitol Report: Week in Review Sunday at 8 pm      Replays of: The Real Story (8:30 PM), Face the State (9:00 pm),The Stan Simpson Show (9:30 pm)

Hearst’s McCumber Has No DUI Dilemma

Despite his arrest for DUI, the editor of the Greenwich Time and The Advocate opposes purging online arrest records.

There Is Life After Television

Derek Slap

Congratulations to former NBC30 anchor and reporter Derek Slap; he’s just been named Chief of Staff to the state Senate Democrats. Derek is also completing his MBA at UConn Business School and will graduate next spring.

Dennis the Dad Dials 911

Dennis House, a WFSB anchor and moderator of “Face the State”, made some news himself recently. His 911 call regarding an infant left in a car resulted in charges against the father, a doctor from Avon.

Pew Study Analyzes Media Consumption

The New York Times highlighted a Pew media study today on the American news diet. Below are two noteworthy bites from the article:

Television is the most common medium for local news, with 71 percent of people watching for local information at least once a week, according to a survey of 2,251 adults. The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points. But younger adults “rely on local television less,” and more on the Internet, the report says, “a fact that suggests more vulnerability for the medium in the future.”

The survey found that 50 percent of people read newspapers or their Web sites for local information at least once a week. People tend to get a much wider array of information from newspapers than from television — yet 69 percent of those surveyed also said they believed that the death of their local paper would have at most a minor impact on their news diet. Younger adults, the report states, “were especially unconcerned.”

The report also questions the future of our news media consumption. “If television has focused on covering weather, traffic, and breaking news, and that is what people look to this platform for, will television begin to cover taxes and zoning and education if the local newspaper no longer exists?”

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