Sunday, April 15, 2007

Roeser’s Political Shoot-out and Dellimore’s At Issue: Coming and Going

In case you missed Berkowitz’s quasi-debate last Sunday with Head of the Illinois Minutemen, Roseanna Pulido, re Immigration issues on Tom Roeser’s Sunday night, WLS 890 AM radio show, Political Shoot-Out, below is a, no doubt, fair and balanced assessment from the Host:

With all the odds against them…Easter Sunday which meant supposedly a diminished audience…an immigration issue which for more than three years had been talked to death…Jeff Berkowitz and Roseanna Pulido pulled off what in general audience ratings and call-ins was a standout performance. All ten lines were buzzing at the outset and people I have talked to since said… [See here]

Berkowitz would be blushing except for the fact that he is sure Roeser says that kind of thing about all of his guests.

By the Way, talking of Roeser’s guests, Roeser’s Political Shoot-Out call in show [312-591-8900] tonight [8:00 pm to 9:00 pm] features journalist and attorney Russ Stewart, who has forgotten more about Chicago aldermanic politics than most journalists could hope to know, along with always colorful, Berny Stone, the 34 year incumbent 50th Ward alderman who is in the race of his life with Naisy Dolar. Dolar, who was the runner-up to Stone in a tough, five-candidate race on February 27th, hopes to become the first Asian-American alderman in the Chicago City Council. The Jewish 79 year old Stone has argued, on Public Affairs, February 11, 2007, that he is facing anti-Semitism and ageism in the race.

Ald. Stone argued on Craig Dellimore’s At Issue [WBBM 780 AM Radio, Sundays, 9:30 am and 9:30 pm], last week, that the Asian-American community is supporting him over his Asian- American opponent. Dolar, for her part, argues that she has local Asian-American community support but also has the confidence of the 50th Ward “to be the representative for the entire community.” Stone countered on “At Issue,” that the “Jewish community [the largest minority group in the 50th] was told, ‘Hey, pack up, and get the Hell out of here.’ That’s what the newspapers have told them. The Jewish community will go unrepresented if she is elected… “

Stone-Stewart should be interesting. However, if Stone is calling in, Dolar should do so as well, and I would imagine Tom Roeser would give her equal time. When Berkowitz invited Stone, recently, to come back on Public Affairs, but this time to make it a joint appearance with his opponent, Naisy Dolar, Ald. Stone declined. Not very sporting and not very good for democracy. Perhaps, Roeser can correct that situation tonight.
Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at