Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Better than Jake Tapper w/Obama:Berkowitz w/5th CD Candidate State Rep. Fritchey on Obama's Stimulus, War, Education and more; Cable and Streaming

Updated Friday, Feb. 13 at 1:30 am:

You can now watch the Public Affairs show with 5th Cong. Dist. Primary Candidate State Rep. John Fritchey [D-Chicago] here.
This week's Chicago Metro suburban edition of "Public Affairs," features 5th Cong. Dist. Democratic Primary candidate and State Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago) discussing and debating domestic policy, foreign policy and cultural issues. See, below, for more about the show's topics, and the Chicago Metro suburban airing schedule.
The 5th CD special primary election is on March 3, 2009. The former holder of the Illinois 5th CD seat was Cong. Rahm Emanuel, who resigned in January to become White House Chief of Staff. Rahm Emanuel appeared on Public Affairs during the March, 2002 primary, as well as after that as a Congressman.
The show with Rep. Fritchey was taped on February 8, 2009. and can now be watched here.
Democratic activist and labor attorney Tom Geoghegan (D-Chicago), a 5th CD Dem. Primary Candidate, will be featured on the Suburban edition of Public Affairs during the week of Feb. 16, 2009.
State Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago), a 5th Cong Dist. Democratic Primary candidate running in the March 3, 2009 special election to replace Cong.Rahm Emanuel, debates and discusses the issues with show host and executive legal recruiter Jeff Berkowitz.

Public Affairs has limited air time and it cannot accommodate each of the more than 20 candidates who filed to run in the three different 5th CD March 3, 2009 primaries. Therefore, it has focused on the five candidates Public Affairs believes have the greatest likelihood of winning the 5th CD race, in an effort to give the Public Affairs viewers the most relevant information to help them make a choice in the election.

Those five candidates are State Rep. Fritchey, Comm. Quigley, Rep. Feigenholtz, Professor Wheelan and labor attorney Geoghegan. As of the time this narrative is being prepared, Professor Wheelan and Rep. Fritchey have taped Public Affairs and labor attorney Geoghegan has committed to do the show. State Rep. Feigenholtz indicated in early January that she did not "have time," to do Public Affairs. Comm. Quigley scheduled two separate tapings with Public Affairs, cancelled both and has not committed, as of the time of this post, to tape the show on another date. However, discussions with Team Quigley on setting a taping date continue.
Rep. Fritchey was born on an Air Force Base in Louisiana but most of his youth was spent growing up in Chicago. He attended both Latin School in Chicago and the University of Michigan (Economics Major) on a scholarship-- and he graduated from Northwestern University Law School.

John Fritchey is in his 13th year in the Illinois State House. Prior to being elected to the State House, Rep. Fritchey was an IL Assistant Attorney General and he has practiced law both with law firms and on his own. During the last eight years, Rep. Fritchey has twice been named by the National Democratic Leadership Council as "One of one hundred rising stars to watch." John Fritchey lives with his wife and daughter in the Depaul area. For more about Rep. Fritchey, please go to http://www.fritcheyforcongress.com/.

Topics discussed on this week's show with State Rep. Fritchey include the bailouts of the financial sector and the stimulus plan that passed the Senate on February 10, 2009; is some of the Stimulus plan spending projected to occur more than several years from now, how do Rep. Fritchey and Rep. Feigenholtz differ in their handling of opportunities to interact with constituents, speak in their own words, answer media questions and play a leadership role in the State House; is Feigenholtz a "Vote," and Fritchey a "Leader,'" on the issues; Does President Obama support moving toward a "Single Payer,' healthcare approach in the U. S.? does Fritchey support that plan? Does Quigley? Does Wheelan? Does Geoghegan? Will anyone ever learn much about Feigenholtz on this issue?

Additional topics discussed include how would Fritchey improve the quality of education? Does he support more Charter Schools? School vouchers? More competition for public schools? What does Feigenholtz support? Quigley? Wheelan? Geoghegan? Do we not know as much about Feigenholtz because they she doesn't go on shows where she is asked tough questions? Do we know more about Fritchey, Wheelan and Geoghegan because they go on shows and do forums where they are asked tough questions? Is Feigenholtz "dissing," the voters?

How would Rep. Fritchey have voted on the Iraq War Powers resolution in the Fall of 2002? If Fritchey had been in Congress last month, what would he have said about the Israel/Hamas conflict? Does Fritchey support same sex marriage or civil unions? Does Rep. Fritchey support a doubling of U. S. troops in Afghanistan? Rep. Feigenholtz? Comm. Quigley? Wheelan? Geoghegan? Will we not learn the views of Feigenholtz before the March 3, 2009 Democratic Primary? Will Quigley decide to appear on Public Affairs? Stay tuned.
Public Affairs Chicago Metro suburban airing schedule.

The show featuring 5th CD Dem. Primary candidate and State Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago) 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 on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka.
The "Public Affairs," show featuring 5th CD Dem. Primary candidate and State Rep. John Fritchey will also air throughout the City of Chicago this coming Monday night, February 16, 2008, 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.
The "Public Affairs," show featuring 5th CD Dem. Primary candidate and State Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago) will also air throughout the City of Rockford (and in surrounding areas) a week from this coming Thursday night, February 19 at 8:00 pm on Cable Ch. 17. The surrounding areas reached by Ch. 17 include Byron, Cedarville, Cherry Valley, Loves Park, Machesney Park, Mount Morris, New Milford, Portions of Ogle County, Oregon, Polo, Stillman Valley, Winnebago, Portions of Boone County and Poplar Grove.
The "Public Affairs," show featuring 5th CD Dem. Primary candidate and State Rep. John Fritchey (D-Chicago) may also air throughout the State of Illinois on the Illinois Channel.
Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at JBCG@aol.com. *************************************************************
"Public Affairs," is a weekly political interview show airing in Chicago on CANTV, in the Chicago metro area, Aurora and Rockford on Comcast and also often on the Illinois Channel. You can watch the shows, including archived shows going back to 2005, here.
Recently posted shows on the Public Affairs YouTube page include shows with 5th Cong. Dist. Democratic Primary Candidate Charles Wheelan, State Senator Kwame Raoul on impeachment(D-Chicago), Democratic political campaign consultant Pete Giangreco on Blago's impeachment and the way in which the Obama Administration will operate, a recent Bill O'Reilly segment w/Berkowitz on Obama, shows with State Rep. Julie Hamos, (D-Evanston) newly minted State Rep. Mark Walker (D-Arlington Heights), essentially the first Dem to represent his district since the Civil War, on the connection between the mess in Springfield and in Cook County government, Chicago Alderman Manuel (Manny) Flores (D-1st Ward, Wicker Park) on impeachment of Rod, Chicago issues and a possible run to replace 5th CD Cong. Emanuel and much more.