Face the State Looks Back at 2012

Ted Kennedy, Jr. made his first Face the State appearance in 2012

“Shame on you.” “I made a mistake.” “I am not an anti-semite.” Those are a few of the quotes made by guests on Face the State in 2012. It was quite a year.


Embattled East Haven Mayor Joe Maturo breathing a sigh of relief after taping Face the State

This Sunday, we took a look back at some of the highlights of the past year on Face the State, that included exclusive interviews, four debates, and a trip to Washington.


In our Face the State Flashback, we were joined by three former moderators of Face the State. Larrye deBear was the first moderator, holding down the desk from 1965 to 1974. Don Noel was the moderator from 1975 to 1985, and Duby McDowell was the moderator from 1993 to 2000, when the broadcast underwent an annual name change; “CT-93,” “CT-94,” et al. For the record, I am the 7th moderator in 47 years. Marla Romash, Jeff Cole, and Al Terzi were 3rd, 5th, and 6th, respectively. We hope to have all seven of us together when Face the State turns 50.


On Sunday, Larrye talked about how Ella Grasso grabbed his arm in anger as soon as the Face the State taping ended. Don revealed the governor who didn’t like his line of questioning, and Duby shared her “oops moment,” during a crucial interview.



Watch part 1: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8117816

Watch part 2: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8117822

Watch part 3: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8117832

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