Moffett Speaks Up

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Toby Moffett, a former Democratic congressman from Connecticut and former news anchor for NBC CT, is criticizing both Ralph Nader and Bernie Sanders in an article for the Huffington Post.

Moffett makes the argument that neither is truly loyal to the Democratic Party and neither is capable of delivering on the change they preach.

Other than that he thinks the best of both men.

Job Security?

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ICYMI – An AP story from Susan Haigh highlights how Connecticut is trying to build-up the television and digital media industry.

This could mean jobs for media workers looking to transition out of the news business. Someday.

Struggling for Equal Time

Good New York Times article today on the networks’ (so far) losing battle to provide equal time to Donald Trump’s opponents:

…The presence of Mr. Trump can be irresistible, especially in an election in which viewership and advertising rates have soared, generating tens of millions of dollars in additional revenue for an industry threatened by digital competition.

Last week, none of the three major cable news networks — CNN, Fox News, or MSNBC — carried Mrs. Clinton’s speech to a workers’ union in Las Vegas, where she debuted sharp new attack lines against Mr. Trump.

Instead, each chose to broadcast a live feed of an empty podium in North Dakota, on a stage where Mr. Trump was about to speak.

Sunday Talk

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Face the State WFSB 11 am

Host: Dennis House

Aetna’s Future:
Oz Griebel – Metro Hartford Alliance
Stephen Singer – Hartford Courant Business Reporter

2018 in Connecticut:
First Selectman Tim Herbst(R)

Aid to Cities and Towns:
Mayor Kevin Scarpati(U)-Meriden

Flashback: Hartford monorail 1998

 

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The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:00am

Hosts: Jenn Bernstein and Al Terzi

State Budget:
Lori Pelletier – President AFL-CIO

Second Chance Society:
Mike Lawlor, Office of Policy and Management

Medical Marijuana:
Jonathan Harris – Consumer Protection Commissioner

 

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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

Sen. Richard Blumenthal(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)

Berman to Retire

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Long time ESPN personality Chris Berman, who began his career in local radio here in Connecticut, is expected to retire following this year’s NFL season.

Berman joined ESPN when it opened its doors in Bristol back in 1979 and Australian rules football was a staple of the 24/7 sports programming.

Reports say Berman will retire when his contract expires and he has no plans to join another network.

Post: Gannett Prepared to Walk

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The New York Post is reporting that Gannett officials are prepared to walk away from their proposed take-over of Tribune Publishing.

Sources tell the Post that if Tribune refuses to consider Gannett’s $864 million offer at next month’s Tribune board meeting then the offer will be pulled.

Tribune owns the Hartford Courant.

Getting to 1,237

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Former Hartford Courant reporter Stephen Ohlemacher has been with the Washington, D.C. bureau of the Associated Press for several years now. During this campaign season he has been leading the effort to keep track of delegate counting in the presidential election.

And so, Thursday when Donald Trump reached 1,237, it was Ohlemacher who broke the story, but not without some drama.

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