Category Archives: Media

My Time with Dave

David Letterman’s long and successful late night run ends tonight. There were Letterman people and there were Leno people.  I’m a Letterman guy.  Jay is a standup comedy hall of famer, but I’ve always been more comfortable with Dave’s sensibilities. … Continue reading

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Thanks, Rick

One of Connecticut’s finest journalists is retiring today.  His name is Rick Huntington, and unless you know him personally, you don’t know him at all. Rick is a news photographer.  Or a videographer.  Or a photojournalist.  Pick a title, any … Continue reading

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Kept in Stitches

What’s the story behind your scar?  That’s the bright and unusual idea for Colin McEnroe’s Connecticut Public Radio show on Wednesday. Getting stitches was a rite of passage in the Brooks family.  My oldest scar, I am told, dates back … Continue reading

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What Do You See?

These pictures have been making the rounds since the election of Pope Francis. Most everyone oohs and ahhs over all the smartphones and tablets everyone was holding to record the historic event in 2013, compared with the nearly digital-free scene … Continue reading

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My Cowboy

“I’d like a coffee light, please.  It’s for Rex Trailer!!!” It was probably 1958, maybe ’59.  Years before I realized that “TV PEOPLE!!!” were just people.  On TV. I was getting a haircut at the barber shop in Pinefield Shopping Center … Continue reading

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I Was Thinking

I was thinking how mentally exhausted I was when a friend who’s had two strokes and lost the sight in an eye called to ask how I was doing.  I told myself to shut up. I was thinking that a … Continue reading

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Thank You, Linda

If nobody else will, I would like to thank Linda McMahon for her generous support of the Connecticut  broadcast industry. She spent more than 77-million dollars of her own money to run for the U.S. Senate in 2010 and again in … Continue reading

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