Sunday Talk






Face the State WFSB 11 am

Host: Dennis House

Joel Cruz(WF) – Candidate for Mayor of Hartford

Election Preview: Brian Lockhart, Connecticut Post and Jenna Carlesso, Hartford Courant


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The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:30am

Hosts: Jenn Bernstein and Al Terzi

(Pre-empted this week by football, but there will be two on-line Real Story segments)

Update on State Budget Talks: Sen. Rob Kane(R), chair of Appropriations Committee

CT Students National Assessment Results: Rep. Andrew Fleischmann(D)









Focus on Connecticut News 12 Saturday: 7:30am, 11am, 2:30pm, 7:30 pm Sunday: 2:30am, 7:30am, 11am, 1:30pm, 5:30pm

Host: Tom Appleby

Two candidate forums:


Peter Tesei(R) – First Selectman

Frank Farricker(D) – candidate for first selectman

James C. Reilly(U) – candidate for first selectman


Lynne Vanderslice(R) – candidate for first selectman

Deborah McFadden(D) – candidate for first selectman


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

Food Schmooze Party

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We now know a little bit more about Faith Middleton’s post show plans.

Thursday was the last broadcast of the Faith Middleton Show on WNPR, after 35 years on Connecticut Public Radio. But Middleton is not retiring completely. She is putting all her efforts into something she is calling the Food Schmooze Party.

Every Thursday she will host the Food Schmooze during the 3p.m. hour and it will be re-broadcast on Saturdays at noon. In addition, she’s launching a dedicated website, on-demand podcast and minute long features to be dropped into regular WNPR programming.

You can read all about it here and listen to her last regular show as well.

Merger Update


A Meredith Corporation shareholder has filed suit in federal court in an effort to stop the company’s planned merger with Media General.

The suit has been filed in U.S. District Court in Iowa.

It claims the Meredith/Media General deal will be great for Meredith executives, but bad for shareholders. The transaction has been on hold in recent weeks as several interested parties try to block it.

If the deal goes through it could lead to the sale of either WFSB or WTNH.

CT Mirror Search


The CT Mirror is looking for a new publisher.

Brett Orzechowski announced his plans to resign in August and officially stepped down at the beginning of this month. We don’t know his plans.

The Mirror is about to conduct a full search for a replacement.

Orzechowski is credited with increasing revenue, improving technology and enhancing use of social media platforms while leading the Mirror. His decision to leave was his own, according to sources. The leadership of the digital first news site was very pleased with his performance.

Only in Bridgeport

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Photo: NYT

Lennie Grimaldi seems to be in the right place at the right time with the perfect experience.

The New York Times profiles the digital first journalist and his website Only in Bridgeport. The article points out Grimaldi has done work for frontrunner Joe Ganim, challenger Mary Jane Foster and Bill Finch, the out-going mayor.

It’s also interesting to note that all three have been advertisers on Grimaldi’s website during the course of this campaign.

Ward Watch

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Yale University(CT connection) graduate Clarissa Ward made her reporting debut on CNN this week after leaving CBS News earlier this year.

She showed up, for the first time on CNN, reporting from Iraq on New Day.

We have not been watching CNN daily to capture this moment, but thankfully for you someone else was.

Hockey Radio


UCONN men’s ice hockey is about to get a radio close up.

The UCONN IMG Audio Network is going to cover and broadcast 12 ice dog games this season and produce a weekly show featuring coach Mike Cavanaugh.

It’ll all be heard on WTIC NewsTalk 1080.

H/T – Tom Dudchik

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