The Frontlines

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National Geographic writer Neil Shea, who is the nephew of Connecticut lobbyist Pete Smith, hosts a report next weekend on Kurdish fighters battling ISIS.

Shea has been covering Iraq since 2006. His report will air on NatGeoTV.

NPR Station Collaborative

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Eight New England public broadcasters, led by WNPR in Hartford, have formed a reporting collaborative.

It’s being funded by a $600,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting:

The reporting collaborative will focus on regional topics like energy usage, climate, transportation infrastructure and immigration issues. It will create multiplatform journalism, including broadcast, digital and town-hall meetings about issues facing New Englanders.

CPB is funding eight regional collaboratives nationwide for the next two years.

View From the Target Demo

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Last week Fox 61 reporter Sarah Cody took a stand against an online poll on the hottest newswomen in Connecticut. While she made a reasoned argument, there is another side to the story and this weekend Chris Powell of the Journal Inquirer – who has been described by some as “hot in his own way” – brought it to us.

Where Are They Now?

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Two recent retirees from the Hartford Courant turn up this month in the pages of Connecticut Magazine.

MaryEllen Fillo and Kevin Hunt, who both took an early retirement offer at the end of last year, have articles in this month’s edition.

Carberg Update

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Following up on our story from last week on the return to television for Lisa Carberg…

As it turns out this isn’t a return to TV news for the former NBC CT anchor. She is serving as an on-air spokesman for an eye doctor, according to her Facebook page.

Sunday Talk

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Face the State WFSB 11 am

Host: Dennis House

Presidential politics, Blumenthal re-election campaign:

Ben Davol – Columnist
John Kleinhans – Octagon Strategy

Municipal Challenges in State Budget

Mayor Peter Hess – Naugatuck
First Selectman Tom Banisch – Madison
Mayor Ken Cockayne – Bristol

What millennials want:

Julie Daly Meehan – HYPE
Kevin Begley – Star 99FM

Flashback: Governor Rowland and Mayor Perez unveil new Hartford campaign – 2001

 

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The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:30am

Hosts: Jenn Bernstein and Al Terzi

State Budget:

Rep. Melissa Zioborn(R)
Rep. Matt Lesser(D)

The Komisarjevsky and Skakel Cases:

Prof. William Dunlap, Quinnipiac Law School

Regionalization:

Mary Glassman

 

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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

Rep. Tom O’Dea(R)

Rep. Bruce Morris(D)

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)

Fair’s Fair

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From the website that brought you Connecticut’s Hottest Newswomen…

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