Slipping Markets

Our TV media market is losing viewers…

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB   11 a.m

Host: Dennis House

Pre-empted this Sunday due to CBS coverage of U.S. Open tennis

The Real Story FoxCT  Saturday 9:30 am, Sunday 6:30 am

Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

Governor Dannel Malloy talks about a potpourri of political issues – the DNC, The RNC, CT’s economy.

Courant Capital Bureau Chief Chris Keating talks about what’s heating things up on the campaign trail.

The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30 amonline at

Host: Stan Simpson

 Legacy of Lance Armstrong: WTIC AM sportscaster Scott Gray discusses about the consequences that cyclist legend Lance Armstrong faces for refusing to answer to allegations made against him.

  Presidential politics:  University of Hartford Professor Bilal Sekou, State Representative Arthur O’Neill, and Courant Capital Bureau Chief Chris Keating discuss about recent developments in the presidential election.

 CT politics:  Bilal Sekou, Arthur O’Neill, and Chris Keating return to discuss about what is happening in local politics.

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

Representative John Hetherington (Wilton/New Canaan-R)

 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)

New Editors at Register Citizen and Middletown Press

Digital First Media has named new editors for The Register Citizen in Torrington and The Middletown Press:

John Berry has been named Editor of The Register Citizen in Torrington, Conn. and The Middletown Press in Middletown, Conn.; Ann DeMatteo has been named Managing Editor of The Middletown Press; Viktoria Sundqvist has been named Investigations Editor for both The Register Citizen and Middletown Press…

Year 6 of Running for Bob

From friends of Bob Veillette who is a former managing editor of the Waterbury Republican-American; please consider participating or sponsoring…

Bob, who served as a reporter and editor for the Rep-Am for more than four decades,  is “locked in” — almost completely paralyzed by a stroke he suffered in April 2006. (His situation is similar to that of the editor depicted in the book and film, “The Diving Bell and The Butterfly.”)

Bob made news earlier this year by participating in a brain research project that was detailed in the journal Nature and the Republican-American in May. You can find links to the stories we published, as well as additional information about Bob, on his website at

The road race and walk are now in their seventh year. Also, for the third straight year, running legend Bill Rodgers will attend. He greets the runners, signs autographs, runs in our race and then helps hand out the trophies and prizes.

The Bob5K will be held once again on Sunday, Sept. 9, based in Library Park in downtown Waterbury (across from the Superior Courthouse). The event, which is run by newspaper staff and Bob’s family and friends, has raised more than $105,000 in its first six years. It is the largest annual fundraiser for the Veillette family, who use the money to defray medical costs and improve Bob’s quality of life.

You can find more about the race on our website, Those who want to run can register online with via a link available on the race website.

Sad to See Erica Go

We at The Laurel are fans of WTNH meteorologist Erica Grow and are disappointed to see in Java that she’s leaving for Washington D.C.:

“My hours were cut back to part-time at WTNH and the new job is a full-time one,” explained Grow who will do weekend evening weather and reporting during the week at her new job.  “While I had planned to stay in Connecticut longer, Washington D.C. will be a return to the big, big market. ”

Sudden and Sad

Opinion Columnist Larry Cohen has died at 64…

New Anchor Lineup at WFSB

Hena Daniels is joining Dennis House at the anchor desk for the 11pm news….

New London Bureau Chief, Kevin Hogan, has been named weekend anchor in addition to his shoreline duties…

Tina Martin has been named Weekend Morning Anchor.

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