Sunday Talk Listings

Face the State WFSB   11 a.m

Host: Dennis House

Segment 1: Power of the Unions in Wake of Donovan’s Loss

Guest: John Olsen, AFL-CIO

Segment 2:  Impact of the Working Families Party

Guest: Lindsay Farrell, Executive Director of WFP

Segment 3: The Murphy McMahon Senate Race

Guests: John Droney, Former CT Dem. Chairman and Chris Healy, Former CT Rep. Chairman

Flashback:  1992 Senate Race

The Real Story FoxCT  Saturday 9:30 am, Sunday 6:30 am

Hosts: Laurie Perez and Al Terzi

Segment 1: Challenges for the State’s Democratic Party: Can we keep CT’s Congressional Delegation in the hands of Democrats in wake of the Democratic National Convention? 

Segment 2: House Candidate Leo Canty gives his perspective about the Donovan disappointment and Competitive CT races.

Segment 3:  The West Nile Virus: The state’s Department of Public Health gives tips on how to stay safe.

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

Host: Stan Simpson

Segments 1,2 and 3:  Meet Marquis “Mr. Qwes” Johnson

Guest: Singer “Mr. Qwes” Marquis Johnson talks about his ascent in the entertainment world and his new album.

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: 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.”

WWE Legal and Marketing Departments Keeping Busy

Last week the Darien Times published an opinion column about World Wrestling Entertainment, the company co-founded by US Senate candidate Linda McMahon. The WWE has sent a letter to the editor claiming the column distorts how the WWE is characterized (treatment of women and the mentally challenged, for example).  The Times had a back-and-forth with WWE in May as well. Then there’s the libel suit threatened against the Journal Inquirer…
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