Sunday Talk

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Face the State WFSB 11 am

Host: Dennis House

Trump vs. Clinton and State Employee Layoffs:
Chris Powell – Journal Inquirer
Rick Green – Hartford Courant

Race for the 5th District:
Matt Maxwell(R) for Congress

Aging in Connecticut:
Julie Evans Starr
Commissioner on Aging

Flashback: Legendary Hartford bookstore closes after 158 years. Dan Kain 1993.

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The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:00am

Hosts: Jenn Bernstein and Al Terzi

Discussion of the State Budget

Joe Brennan – Connecticut Business and Industry Association

John Shaban(R) – Finance Committee

Columnists Kevin Rennie and Bill Curry

 

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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

Dr. Gary Rose – Sacred Heart University

 

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)

Murrow Celebration

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The News 8 Investigators and a team of students at Quinnipiac University came together this week to celebrate their joint effort that produced a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

News 8’s David Iversen teamed with QU journalism students to look into the effects of global warming on rising sea levels in our region.

Here is their report.

What Would Gannett Do?

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Photo: Business Chicago

The conventional wisdom meter is tilting heavily toward Gannett in business and media news coverage of Gannett’s offer to buy Tribune Publishing.

Day four of Gannett v. Tribune is dominated by stories that consider how Gannett would leverage Tribune’s assets to become a bigger player in the U.S. market and how Tribune’s leadership is being tested by the unexpected bid.

Tribune owns the Hartford Courant.

Developing…

Humiliating Defeat

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Connecticut resident and host of Morning Joe, on MSNBC, Joe Scarborough says Donald Trump’s convincing wins in Tuesday’s primaries are “a humiliating defeat” for the country’s media and political elite.

Scarborough, who has been criticized at times during this campaign for seeming to be a Trump booster, argues the lords of conventional wisdom have doubted Trump’s appeal at every step of the way and are still attempting to explain away, or even deny his success.

Scarborough, by the way, has insisted he has treated all candidates equally during his coverage of this year’s race, but has been more willing than others to accept the reality of Trump and his message.

Tribune Troubles

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Continuing our coverage of the possible Gannett takeover of Tribune Publishing…

Despite some public back and forth between leaders of both companies on Tuesday, it appears Tribune Publishing is committed to seriously considering Gannett’s $815 million buyout offer. Serving the interest of Tribune shareholders demands nothing less.

Tribune owns many legacy properties like; the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and the Hartford Courant.

What Does it Mean for News? – Christian Science Monitor

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Gannett-Tribune Deal

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Early reaction to news Gannett wants to buy Tribune Publishing seems to suggest the Gannett offer is good and probably too good for Tribune to pass up.

The initial reaction from Tribune on Monday morning was cool, but by the end of the day several analysts were saying the Tribune board may have no choice but to accept the Gannett offer because it is in the best financial interest of shareholders.

Tribune, of course, owns the Hartford Courant.

Cash is the Best Paper – Wall St. Journal

Tribune Plays Coy – New York Times

Gannett Offers to Buy – NPR

USA Today Makes Big Play – Bloomberg

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PR Pinto

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Barbara Pinto, a former reporter from the “Land of the Three(WFSB)” and more recently ABC News, is joining FleishmanHillard’s New York office(their missing space between names, not ours).

She’ll be leading a public relations practice centered on media training for executives covering traditional and social media story-telling.

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