Trump Firsts

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When it comes to newspaper endorsements, the candidacy of Donald Trump has led to many firsts this year.

The first time in more than 100 years the New Hampshire Union-Leader has not endorsed a Republican. The first time the Arizona Republic has endorsed a Democrat. The first time the Detroit News has not endorsed a major party candidate. And so on.

Friday, for the first time in its history, USA Today took sides. They are urging readers to reject Trump:

This year, the choice isn’t between two capable major party nominees who happen to have significant ideological differences. This year, one of the candidates — Republican nominee Donald Trump — is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency.

Healthy Hancock

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Congratulations to former Fox 61 political reporter Rick Hancock who has taken charge of his health and lost more than 50 lbs. in the process.

The slimmer version is featured in a Facebook post marking his one year commitment to living healthier.

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Sunday Talk

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Face the State WFSB 11 am

Hosts: Dennis House & Susan Raff 

Pre-empted by football. Back next week.

 

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The Real Story Fox CT Sunday 10:00am

Hosts: Jenn Bernstein & Al Terzi

Sikorsky Funding:
Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff(D)

Debate Analysis:
Gary Rose – Sacred Heart University, Fairfield

Aer Lingus Flights from Bradley International:
Kevin Dillon, Connecticut Airport Authority

 

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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

Joe DeLong – Connecticut Conference of Municipalities

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)

Unpublish Please

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Here’s a great article on an interesting issue.

In the era of search engines, are the subjects of embarrassing news articles ever entitled to some relief from the archives?

It’s one thing for a prospective employer to go to the library to rifle through yellowed copies of old newspapers looking for info on potential employees – something that’s never going to happen – it’s another when a story is archived forever on the internet.

Papers are being hit with more requests from average citizens asking that old stories be removed from internet archives as a matter of fairness and second chances.

Asking for Help

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Derrick Santos, who writes the New England One blog covering the TV news business in New England, has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and is asking for help from his readers.

The main reason I am writing this story is to put aside my pride and realize that I am sick and need to ask for help.

New England One is expensive to run, and with bills piling up, and rent being due, I need all the help that I can get. As much as I hate asking, I know that I need to…

Santos begins his post with; “First, no I’m not dying,” but he does go on to explain his financial situation and notes he has been posting less than usual because he is in a chemo induced “fog.”

84 Million Served

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The early numbers are in and it appears as many as 84 million watched the presidential debate Monday night between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Holt Reviews

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While others discuss who won last night’s first presidential debate of 2016, it is our duty to offer some perspective on how well Lester Holt performed as moderator.

There are a few critics who accuse Holt of disappearing and allowing the debate to turn into an uncontrolled shouting match, but for the most part Holt is getting positive reviews for staying in the background and allowing the candidates to put their full selves on display.

Watching on C-Span before the debate began, it was clear Holt understood the high stakes and the scrutiny he was about to endure. His voice quavered a few times as he addressed the audience before the live broadcast started. There was also a very tense moment – about two minutes before the start – during which a technician came out and had to remove Holt’s jacket to adjust the anchor’s earpiece. Probably the last thing Holt wanted to deal with before a potential audience predicted at 100 million. He kept his cool as the clock ticked down.

Holt may have won the long game Monday night as well. By keeping a low profile as moderator he set himself up to be called back as moderator again in four years – possibly following in the footsteps of Presidential Debate Commission favorite Jim Lehrer. This would be a personal coup and a big win for NBC News where Holt has long been viewed as a team captain – even before taking over after the scandal that took down Brian Williams.

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