Monday, October 24, 2005

Berkowitz's Grover Norquist interview webcast and cablecast

In collaboration with the Illinois Channel [which is, generally, an Illinois analogue to C-Span], Jeff Berkowitz’s fifteen minute interview with Grover Norquist, President of the Americans for Tax Reform, is airing this week in 75 communities through-out the state of Illinois [including Chicago] and in St. Louis and Jefferson counties in Missouri. Berkowitz is the host and producer of “Public Affairs.” You can watch the webcast by going to the Illinois Channel, and at the same site, you can go to “Distribution,” and locate on which channel and when the Illinois Channel airs in your neck of the woods, if you prefer to watch the cablecast on your TV.

The Illinois Channel is cablecast in two hour blocks of time. Thus, for example, in Springfield, IL, you can watch Illinois Channel programming on Municipal Channel 18 on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 pm [as well as at other times and channels listed on the Illinois Channel site].

The Norquist interview is the second segment of the two hour block of programming, and thus, for example, should air at about 8:15 pm in Springfield on tomorrow night [Tuesday] and Thursday. You might tune in at 8:10 pm to be on the safe side. Or better yet, tune in at 7:00 pm and watch a conference that deals with “How the legislature really works,” and then stay tuned for the Norquist Interview, followed by a half hour oral argument before the Illinois Supreme Court.

The Berkowitz interview with Norquist was sandwiched in between various speaking engagements Mr. Norquist had on October 11, 2005 in Chicago.

Topics covered include Ratheads in Coke bottles; the “No tax increase pledge,” how and when the National Republican Party became “branded,” as the “we won’t raise your taxes party,” Presidents Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush and Bush on tax cuts; Goldwater on tax cuts, Reducing the size and scope of government; Harriet Miers’ Supreme Court nomination-- and her critics and supporters; Tax cuts, welfare reform, social programs and helping low income people; programs Republicans should support to help low income people; Davis-Bacon Act; No Child Left Behind Act; School choice, school vouchers; Federal spending and dealing with Hurricane Katrina; the War in Iraq.
Jeff Berkowitz, Host and Producer of Public Affairs and an Executive Recruiter doing Legal Search, can be reached at