Face the State Flashback: DeStefano's First Day as Mayor


New Haven Mayor John DeStefano’s decision this week not to seek an 11th term rocked the state’s political scene and the Elm City. This week on Face the State take you back to DeStefano’s first day on the job.


January 1, 1994 was before the internet boom, a time when Lowell Weicker was governor, and people were excited about the upcoming Aerosmith concert at the New Haven Coliseum. The report from our archives shows DeStefano being sworn in, shaking hands with supporters, and then jumping into a job fraught with daunting responsibilities. The story was filed by Greg Coy, who is now in Memphis.


You can go back in time right here: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8303937

It is Super Bowl Sunday after all, we also have another flashback of another chapter in Connecticut’s pursuit of an NFL team. Here’s that: http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/flashback-another-team-flirts-with-connecticut-the-hartford-buccaneers/

Our first guest is State Senator John McKinney talking about running for governor: http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/mckinney-goes-public-with-plans-for-14-run-for-governo/

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