Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Lt. Gov. candidate/ Sen. Rauschenberger on TV/Web

Jeff Berkowitz: What do you do? Do you bring gravitas to this? Are you Ron Gidwitz’ Dick Cheney? Is that what you are?

State Sen. Steve Rauschenberger: I don’t have a heart condition. [And, Rauschenberger doesn't shoot people-- well, maybe verbally, but no birdshot].
"Public Affairs," is featuring Republican Primary Lt. Gov. Candidate and State Senator Steve Rauschenberger this week in 35 Chicago Metro suburbs on Comcast Cable. Senator Rauschenberger is running for Lt. Gov. on a ticket with Gubernatorial candidate Ron Gidwitz.

In 25 North Shore, North and Northwest suburbs, the show is on tonight in its regular Tuesday night time slot: 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19 or 35, as indicated, below.

In 10 North Shore suburbs, the show airs in its regular airing slot at 8:30 pm on M, W, and F on Comcast Cable Ch. 19, as indicated, below.

The show will also be available as a video podcast within the next few days at the Public Affairs Cinema Complex, along with a dozen other shows, which are currently airing there, e.g., Cong. Bean, Cong. Schakowsky, 8th CD Republican candidates McSweeney and Churchill, Team Gidwitz-Rauschenberger, Dem. Gov. candidate Edwin Eisendrath, 6th CD Dem. candidates Cegelis and Scott; also airing as an audio podcast are shows with U. S. Senator Barack Obama and 7th CD Dem. Candidate Jim Ascot [See here].

The show will also air throughout the City of Chicago this coming Monday night, February 20 at 8:30 pm on CANTV, Cable Ch. 21.
Lt. Gov. Republican Primary candidate and State Senator Steve Rauschenberger debates and discusses with Show Host and Executive Legal Recruiter Jeff Berkowitz more than a dozen state legislative fiscal, economic and social issues and much, much more.
The episode of Public Affairs featuring State Senator and Lt. Gov. Republican Primary Candidate Steve Rauschenberger airs tonight at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette

And at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.

And Monday, Wednesday and Friday night at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka.
A partial transcript of the show is included, below.
Jeff Berkowitz: What do you do? Do you bring gravitas to this? Are you Ron Gidwitz’ Dick Cheney? Is that what you are?

State Sen. Steve Rauschenberger: I don’t have a heart condition. [And, he doesn't shoot people-- well, maybe verbally, but no pellets].

Berkowitz: Come on, people said Cheney had the experience and he was solid and he would help Bush take care of things.. .you are going to sort of take care of things, be that guy [who] makes sure Gidwitz stays on the [straight] and narrow?

Sen. Steve Rauschenberger: Yes, but kind of, but in a different way because Ron is older than I am, rather than younger, as Bush and Cheney are. Ron really has executive experience that I would envy…can you imagine what it would be like to be the CEO of a Fortune 500 company [Helene Curtis, a kissing cousin of Max Factor?].

Berkowitz: But, you know he inherited that position…you think he would have been President of that Company if his name had not been Gidwitz?

Sen. Steve Rauschenberger: Listen, I don’t know. He took it from a nice, small company and made the Fortune 500.

Berkowitz: But, he was the boss’ son. You understand that.

Sen. Steve Rauschenberger: But, he had an opportunity. I was the son of the guy who owned Rauschenberger Furniture.

Berkowitz: Which went out of business, basically, right?

Sen. Steve Rauschenberger: Well, I closed the stores.

Berkowitz: So, you’re saying it’s possible—in your case, it didn’t work out so well. You would say there are other factors, not related to Steve Rauschenberger. Is that the point?

Sen. Steve Rauschenberger: No, that’s not the point at all. I am saying Ron Gidwitz has got executive experience. I bring a real strong grounding in state agencies and state budgets and state process and you know, I can provide the kind of support that a governor is going to need to get his legislative agenda through and to understand what he can and can’t do in his first few years.
Republican Lt. Gov. Candidate Steve Rauschenberger, recorded on Feb. 5, 2006 and as is airing on the Suburban edition of Public Affairs this week [week of Feb. 13] and on the City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs on Monday night, Feb. 20 at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21. See, above, for a detailed, regular suburban airing schedule for Public Affairs
Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at JBCG@aol.com