It’s no secret Connecticut isn’t exactly a mecca for young people, but the 2010 census showed us our state has an older populatin than many of us imagine. Connecticut is one of the top five states in the country with the largest percentage of population aged 85 and older.
For a look at this trend, we are joined this weekend by one of the youngest reporters ever to appear on Face the State, Caitlin Emma of the Connecticut Mirror. For the record, I didn’t ask Caitlin’s age, she mentioned it during the interview.
Caitlin’s report on the findings of the 2010 census are certainly interesting as well as her observations on the implications of an increasingly elderly Connecticut.
By the way, this was Caitlin’s first appearance on Face the State. Earlier in the day she tweeted that she “nervous,” and lobbyist Chris VanDeHoef advised to “stare at @DennisHouseWFSB’s ties. They’re mesmerizing. You might see the Statue of Liberty while you’re at it.” Thanks, Chris. No Statue of Liberty, just some crazy yellow, orange and purple pattern by Ted Baker. You can watch the entire interview with Caitlin Emma this Sunday morning at 11 on Face the State only on Channel 3. If Caitlin was nervous, she certainly didn’t seem it.
Also, our Flashback this weekend is a little history, and those who were there when it happened, are well, older! Here is a preview:
Can anyone identify the bride in the picture?
UPDATE: Here is the interview that aired on Face the State December 4th http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=6516527