Our plan for Face the State this week was to run an interview with Senator Joe Lieberman as he prepares to leave office in January The man who nearly became vice-president in the historic election in 2000, is retiring after nearly a quarter century of representing Connecticut in the U.S. Senate. Then came the Newtown shootings. WFSB news director Dana Neves and I talked about it several times over the past two days and ultimately decided to stick with our original plan. Eyewitness News and Face the Nation will devote their coverage to the lives lost in Sandy Hook, and we feel that a Face the State on what happened Friday might be repetitive.
This week, Face the State will come to you from Washington, D.C., where we talked with Senator Joe Lieberman in his office near the capitol. The senator talked about his four terms in the senate, including his triumphs, and disappointments. We also chatted about what Lieberman will do next, and how he wants the senate to change.
This Sunday, you’ll see some old video from election night 1988, when then Attorney General Lieberman defeated the powerful Lowell Weicker, Connecticut’s last Republican U.S. senator. As you’ll see in that archival footage fronted by then 11PM anchor Denise D’Ascenzo, you’ll notice Lieberman was surrounded then by nearly every Democrat in the state, a far cry from his farewell speech on Wednesday, when only three members of the Connecticut delegation were in the small audience: Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator-elect Chris Murphy, and Congressman Jim Himes.
You can watch this special edition of Face the State, this Sunday morning at 11, only on Channel 3. We’ll also devote a segment to the life and times of Connecticut broadcasting legend Arnold Dean.
Watch it all right here: You can watch the interview right here: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8073870