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Face the State Flashback: The News Bel Air

With the season finale of Mad Men set for  Sunday, I thought I’d look for a clip from the 1960s for this week’s Face the State flashback.     Deep in the Channel 3 archives I found a report that shows some vintage campaigning from 1964.

The old film covers a day of campaigning by then 1st district Congressman Emilio Daddario.     In the report you’ll see a neatly dressed Daddario at various stops.  Look for a vintage Dunkin’ Donuts, a landmark bowling alley that is still here today, and the outfits people wore back in the day.

The report was filed by Larrye  deBear, who later became the first moderator of our Sunday political show when our call letters were WTIC.   Larrye  left Channel 3  a decade later when he was named press secretary to the newly elected Governor Ella Grasso.  In the clip, you’ll  see Larrye talking about politics in front of one of our mobile newsrooms, a 1964 Chevrolet Bel Air.    At least that’s what I think the car is.      It could be a Chevy Biscayne, which was a stripped down version of the Bel Air.    I welcome any automotive experts watching Sunday for an official ruling.

You can watch the entire flashback right here:  http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7384801

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  1. Why dont you guys do a story on the up coming Saturday june 16th.Th black and blue dance at the port and starboard at Ocean beach.Its a fund raiser for the womens center in new london ct……the Wonderful things they do never seem to get publicly noticed and theres so much more domestic violence than what people even hear about….contact them so they can be recognized….(860)447-0366 xt 203

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