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Senator Murphy on Iran, Isis, Clinton & More

Summer means vacation for many, but for elected officials in Washington it often means hitting the streets of the district rather than the beaches.  Truth be told, Senator Chris Murphy … Continue reading

08/28/2015 · 2 Comments

Remember Trump Park?

Two politicians very much in the news now were also making headlines in Connecticut in the summer of 1994. Billionaire Donald Trump is now the frontrunner in the race for … Continue reading

08/24/2015 · Leave a comment

Fairfield First Selectman: “There is no Replacing GE”

The story has been percolating all summer: will Connecticut lose one of its most prestigious companies?  General Electric, disgruntled over taxes in Connecticut, is being courted by several other states … Continue reading

08/23/2015 · Leave a comment

WFSB August 21, 1995

Watch the beginning of our news on August 21, 1995, broadcast from the old Broadcast House at Constitution Plaza in downtown Hartford.

08/21/2015 · Leave a comment

The Mystery of this Purple Heart

The Purple Heart is a medal earned by someone injured or killed while serving with the U.S. military.    My father-in-law, Bruce Sundlun was awarded one for his valor in World … Continue reading

08/18/2015 · 2 Comments

Hillary, Hartford & a Homecoming

It seems every day there is a new development in the Hillary Clinton email controversy.  Almost every major Democrat in Connecticut including the governor and both of Connecticut’s U.S. Senators have … Continue reading

08/16/2015 · 10 Comments

So You Want a Hartford Whalers License Plate?

There has been plenty of talk about the Hartford Whalers recently.  The unveiling of the Hartford Yard Goats logo with its Whalers colors was a big deal, and Goats merchandise … Continue reading

07/28/2015 · Leave a comment

Helping Veterans with a Smartphone

It is stunning to think about,  but every year tens of thousands of military veterans miss out on millions of dollars in benefits, benefits they earned for their service.  In … Continue reading

07/24/2015 · Leave a comment

Modernizing the Department of Motor Vehicles

It may not be quite this archaic, but the systems at the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles are old, really old.  Commissioner Andres Ayala told me the computer system dates … Continue reading

07/24/2015 · Leave a comment

CT NAACP: Replace Jefferson & Jackson with Obama & Clinton

There has been much discussion this week about the dumping of two key historical figures by the Connecticut Democratic party.  The names of Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson will … Continue reading

07/24/2015 · 41 Comments

WFSB in 1980

Jimmy Carter was president, Kramer vs. Kramer won the best picture Oscar and the PIttsburgh Steelers were Super Bowl champs.  It was 1980, and here are a few promotions of … Continue reading

07/06/2015 · 1 Comment

Lieberman: Hillary Clinton’s Server Should Be Examined

“It was wrong.”  That’s what former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman said about Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct official business when she was secretary of state. … Continue reading

06/28/2015 · 2 Comments

An Amazing Tour of Connecticut

We all know Connecticut is a beautiful state from our beaches,  to the hills to the architecture that spans nearly 400 years.   Check out this video from the “World From … Continue reading

06/26/2015 · Leave a comment

Before the Travelers Championship

The first Hartford stop on PGA tour happened in 1952, to the Wethersfield Country Club, as the Insurance City Open, it later became the Greater Hartford Open, and then the … Continue reading

06/26/2015 · 1 Comment

WFSB in 1974

In 1974, Channel 3 was sold by the Travelers to the Washington Post, and our call letters changed from WTIC to WFSB.   Some of the anchors and reporters moved on … Continue reading

06/24/2015 · Leave a comment

A Lesson From Lester

In 1990, as a young news anchor, I attended a journalism seminar in Chicago sponsored by Broadcasting Magazine and the Society of Professional Journalists and left there with a lesson … Continue reading

06/24/2015 · Leave a comment

Tree Falls on Ex-Congressman’s House

Tuesday’s wild weather left its mark all over the state, with trees blocking roads, knocking down power lines, damaging homes and crushing at least one car.   One of the homes … Continue reading

06/24/2015 · Leave a comment

10th Annual Capital Catwalk

The 10th annual Capital Catwalk to benefit Dress for Success was a great night for an awesome cause.  Members of the community came together along with members of the WFSB … Continue reading

06/22/2015 · Leave a comment

Remember Trump vs. Weicker?

Donald Trump has been in the headlines all summer for the controversial things he’s been saying as a presidential candidate.  22 years ago Trump was making news here in Connecticut … Continue reading

06/19/2015 · Leave a comment
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