Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Better than Fox Chicago Sunday: Berkowitz w/State Rep. Mark Beaubien (R-Wauconda), Cable and Streaming

Jeff Berkowitz: ...Query, if Barack Obama [hadn't had] that ability to raise five or six million dollars in the [2004 U. S. Senate Democratic Primary], would he have had any chance at all of being a Presidential candidate today? That is, if he couldn't have raised that money in the U.S. Senate primary, he wouldn't have won; he wouldn't have been the Democratic candidate for the U. S. Senate, he wouldn't have been a U. S. Senator, and we would be talking today about Hillary Clinton as being the nominee for [President] for the Democratic Party.

State Rep. Beaubien (R-Wauconda): ...he is a phenomenal fund raiser--

Jeff Berkowitz: And why is that? What does it take? You have to be charming?

State Rep. Mark Beaubien: He is a personality.

Jeff Berkowitz: He is a charmer.

State Rep. Beaubien: As...you said before, I do know him and served with him for years. An outstanding individual. Very articulate, great presence. And, people like him and they want to give him money.

Jeff Berkowitz: ...you know Barack

State Rep. Beaubien: Right.

Jeff Berkowitz: An honest guy?

State Rep. Beaubien: Yes.

Jeff Berkowitz: Can you explain away Rev. Wright, Father Pfleger, Tony Rezko, the bitter comment, all of that negative stuff that came up two months, three months prior to his nomination [effectively] for President [by the Democratic Party]?

State Rep. Beaubien: I think the Pfleger-Wright thing is a little bit unfair...
Soon to be posted on our Youtube page (at top left hand corner] is this week's Chicago Metro suburban edition of "Public Affairs," featuring State Rep. Mark Beaubien (R-Wauconda). Show guest Rep. Mark Beaubien gives his views on Speaker Mike Madigan v. Gov. Blagojevich, a 2010 Lisa Madigan-Christine Radogno Guv contest, Obama v. McCain, the Rezko-Pfleger-Wright issue, Blagojevich budget options, a state income tax increase, the State GOP message, a capital budget, the 16 billion dollar pension bond sale and a Blagojevich impeachment and criminal conviction.

The Public Affairs suburban airing schedule is included, below.

The Beaubien show is a bit over 29 minutes long and this reporter can assure you, Democrat, Republican or independent, you will be riveted to your seat. Public Affairs, hosted and produced by Jeff Berkowitz, for the last decade, is the fastest half hour in television. If it's Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, it's Public Affairs. If you want to be current on Public Affairs, don't leave your computer without watching "Public Affairs"; don't leave home without watching "Public Affairs," on cable.

More details on the topics discussed with State Rep. Mark Beaubien

State Rep. Mark Beaubien (R-Wauconda) discusses and debates Illinois political and public policy issues with show host Jeff Berkowitz. Topics discussed include, among others, the intense “dislike,” or “hatred,” between Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan and Governor Rod Blagojevich and impact of that dislike/hatred on Illinois public policy issues; Beaubien’s assessment of the seven potential 2010 Illinois Democratic Primary gubernatorial candidates; Beaubien’s assessment of the nine potential 2010 Illinois Republican Primary gubernatorial candidates; Beaubien’s (he knew Obama for eight years in the Illinois General Assembly) assessment and comfort level with Obama as President; the Rezko-Pfleger-Wright Obama issue; the choice between Obama and McCain, and their relative strengths and weaknesses; the Blagojevich budget options; the rumored push by Dems in 2008 for an expanded Illinois House majority and for a 2009 income tax increase—with the help of downstate Republicans; the Illinois GOP response to the push by Dems for an income tax increase and the Illinois GOP message; a possible capital budget, the Blago proposed 16 billion dollar pension bond sale and the potential for a Blagojevich impeachment and criminal conviction.

Rep. Beaubien's Background and Experience.

State Rep. Mark Beaubien (R-Wauconda) is in his twelfth year in the Illinois State House. He has been the chief budget negotiator for the Illinois House Republicans during that period.

Rep. Beaubien received his undergraduate and law degrees from Northwestern University and he spent the first twenty years, or so, of his professional career in private legal practice. He then spent about ten years in banking as a high level officer with the State Bank of Lake Zurich and then with the Suburban Bank of Barrington.

Rep. Beaubien has been married for more than forty years to his wife Dee, and they have two sons and four grandchildren.
Public Affairs Chicago Metro suburban airing schedule.

The show with State Rep. Mark Beaubien (R-Wauconda) is airing this week in the North and Northwest Chicago Metro suburbs in its regular slot:

Tonight (Tuesday) 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 Tonight (Tuesday) 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 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 pm airing on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka.
Public Affairs City of Chicago and City of Aurora airing schedule, featuring State Rep. Mark Beaubien (R-Wauconda) this coming Monday night.

The "Public Affairs," show with Rep. Mark Beaubien will also air throughout the City of Chicago this coming Monday night, July 7, at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 (CANTV) and that same night on cable in Aurora and surrounding areas at 7:30 pm on ACTV-10. The Aurora station, Aurora Community Television, Comcast Cable Ch. 10, reaches all of Aurora, Bristol, Big Rock and parts of Oswego, Sandwich, Sugar Grove and Montgomery.
Public Affairs show with State Rep. Mark Beaubien (R-Wauconda) will be featured on the Illinois Channel the Week of July 14, 2008; airing across the State of Illinois.

The "Public Affairs," show with Rep. Mark Beaubien (R-Wauconda) will also air throughout the State of Illinois the Week of July 14, starting a week from this coming Monday and continuing thru Sunday of that week on the Illinois Channel. You can watch it on the web, starting Monday, July 14, 2008 at the Illinois Channel website by clicking the picture of Beaubien and/or Berkowitz and also you can watch the show on the Illinois Channel's cable outlets.

The Illinois Channel cable outlets air a two hour, weekly block of programming on cable.. The portion of that two hour block that will contain Beaubien will be announced on this blog next week. Please click on Distribution at the Illinois Channel website or click here to find the cable airing days, time at which the two hour block of programming begins and the channel for your location.
Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at JBCG@aol.com. You may watch "Public Affairs," shows with Presidential Candidates Obama, McCain, Giuliani and Cox, last night's show in Chicago, Aurora and across the state of Illinois with 13th CD Dem. Nominee Scott Harper, last week's show in Chicago and Aurora with State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago); our prior show featuring State Senator John Cullerton (D-Chicago), our prior shows with Comm. Forrest Claypool (D-Chicago), State Rep. Candidate Joan Solms (R-Aurora), 6th CD Democratic candidate, Colonel Jill Morgenthaler (Ret.), State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) and shows with many other pols at www.PublicAffairsTv.com
A soon to be posted show on the Public Affairs YouTube page is this week's Chicago suburban show with State Rep. Mark Beaubien (R-Wauconda). Recently posted shows include last night's show in Chicago, Aurora and across the State of Illinois with 13th CD Dem. Nominee Scott Harper, last week's show in Chicago and Aurora with Sen. Kwame Raoul(D-Chicago), our prior show with Senator John Cullerton (D-Chicago)- watch here; our prior shows with State Rep. candidate Joan Solms (R-Aurora), Comm. Forrest Claypool (D-Chicago) on the Obama Presidential campaign and shows with many other pols