Scenes from Primary Night

Competitors for more than 20 years, semi-retired Tom Monahan of NBC Connecticut and Mark Davis of News 8 share a few laughs while awaiting Linda McMahon’s victory speech last night in Stamford.  In the background, Keith Phaneuf of CT Mirror broadcasts live for CTN.

Primary Night Locations

 

Tonight’s hotspots (courtesy of CT News Junkie):

U.S. Senate Candidates

Susan Bysiewicz (D) – Canoe Club, 80 Harbor Drive, Middletown
Linda McMahon (R) –  Hilton Hotel, 1 First Stamford Place, Stamford
Chris Murphy (D) – The Omni Hotel, 155 Temple Street, New Haven
Chris Shays (R) – Campaign Headquarters, 2103 Main Street, Stratford

5th Congressional District

Justin Bernier (R) – J. Timothy’s Taverne, 143 New Britain Ave., Plainville
Elizabeth Esty (D) – Coco Key Hotel, 3580 East Main Street, Waterbury
Chris Donovan (D) – Curtis Cultural Center, 175 East Main Street, Meriden
Mark Greenberg (R) – Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1284 Strongtown Road, Southbury
Dan Roberti (D) – Campaign Headquarters, 195 Grant Street, Waterbury
Andrew Roraback (R) – Backstage Restaurant, 84 Main Street, Torrington
Lisa Wilson-Foley (R) – Matthew’s Restaurant, 55 Mill Street, Farmington

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB   11 a.m

Host: Dennis House

Segment 1: The Race for the US Senate

Guests: Chris Murphy (D) and Linda McMahon (R)

The Real StoryFoxCT  Saturday 9:30 am, Sunday 6:30 am

Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

Segment 1: Commissioner Stefan Pryor, Connecticut Department of Education

Segment 2: Rep. Larry Cafero (R) Norwalk,  House Minority Leader

The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30 amonline at http://www.ctnow.com/stan

Host: Stan Simpson

Segment 1:  What Spouses Must Say to Each Other

Guest: Relationship guru Pastor T.C. Brantley discusses 5 things couples need to tell each other on a regular basis.

Segment 2 and 3: Introducing Brittney Crush (singer/entertainer)

Guest: Singer Brittney Melvin talks about her rise to stardom and her first cd.

Focus on Connecticut News12 Saturday: 7:30 am, 11 am, 2:30 pm, 7:30 pm.Sunday: 2:30 am, 7:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Host: Tom Appleby

Guests: Rep. Candidate Sue Brand (D) 132nd House District

Rep. Candidate Kevin Coyner (D) 132nd House District

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

Political Ad Disclosure for Stations in The Nation’s Top 50 Media Markets

Despite resistance from the broadcast industry, the nation’s top 50 media markets (which means Hartford/New Haven is included) are now required to make political ad sales available online. The new rule, set forth by the Federal Communications Commission “requires the affiliates of the four major networks–ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX– to post political files online, allowing anyone to view the amount candidate campaigns and outside groups are spending on political ads”.

Stations not in the top-50 market  aren’t required to comply with this rule until 2014. More information can be found here.

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB   11 a.m

Host: Dennis House

Segment 1: The Race for CT-5

Guests: Elizabeth Esty, (D) for Congress; Dan Roberti, (D) for Congress

Segment 2: The Senate Race

Guest: Christopher Shays (R) for Senate

Flashback: Constitution Plaza at 50

The Real StoryFoxCT  Saturday 9:30 am, Sunday 6:30 am

Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

Justin Bernier (R), Candidate for Congress (Dist. 5).
Sen. Eric Coleman (D) Hartford, Judiciary Cmte Co-chair.
Mark Waxenberg, Exec. Dir., CT Education Ass’n.

The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30 amonline at http://www.ctnow.com/stan

Host: Stan Simpson

RE-RUN FROM LAST WEEK

Segment 1 and 2:  Challenges of a Cartoonist

Guest: Syndicated Cartoonist Jerry Craft discusses the themes of his stories.

Segment 3: Penn State Fallout

Guest: Scott Gray of WTIC AM and defense attorney Reese Norris give their final thoughts on the NCAA’s actions against Penn State.

Focus on Connecticut News12 Saturday: 7:30 am, 11 am, 2:30 pm, 7:30 pm.Sunday: 2:30 am, 7:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Host: Tom Appleby

Guest: Bridgeport School Superintendent Paul Vallas

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

Sunday Talk

Face the State WFSB   11 a.m

Host: Dennis House

Segment 1: Donovan Campaign Corruption Probe

Guest: Kevin Rennie, Political Columnist

Segment 2: Gun Control Laws

Guests: Robert Crook, Coalition of CT  Sportsmen and Rob Piniciaro, CT Against Gun Violence

Segment 3: ATV Safety

Guest:  Dr. Brendan Campbell, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

The Real StoryFoxCT 6:30 am

Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

Segment 1: TBA

Segment 2: TBA

The Stan Simpson Show Fox CT Saturday, 6:30 amonline at http://www.ctnow.com/stan

Host: Stan Simpson

Segment 1 and 2:  Challenges of a Cartoonist

Guest: Syndicated Cartoonist Jerry Craft discusses the themes of his stories.

Segment 3: Penn State Fallout

Guest: Scott Gray of WTIC AM and defense attorney Reese Norris give their final thoughts on the NCAA’s actions against Penn State.

Focus on Connecticut News12 Saturday: 7:30 am, 11 am, 2:30 pm, 7:30 pm.Sunday: 2:30 am, 7:30 am, 11 am, 1:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Host: Tom Appleby

Segment 1: TBA

Guest: TBA

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

Onus on the Campaigns

An image from the Susan Bysiewicz ad about Chris Murphy

Over the weekend, CT’s television stations received requests from US Senate candidate Chris Murphy’s campaign to pull an ad aired by his Democratic primary opponent, Susan Bysiewicz. Bysiewicz’s campaign acknowledged that the ad included factual errors, but she has refused to edit or pull the ad, and the stations’ General Managers cite reasons they can’t do it themselves:

From the Hartford Courant’s Daniela Altimari:

 “The federal law including statutes and [Federal Communications Commission] regulations prohibit the station [from editing] any ads sponsored by legally qualified federal candidates,” said David Doebler, General Manager of NBC Connecticut. “As the law states, we have to run their ad [and] cannot edit the ad and because that’s the law, we do it by the book.”
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