Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Better than WBBM's Dellimore w/Illinois Senate President John Cullerton: Berkowitz w/Doug Whitley on his campaign for IL Governor;Cable & Streaming

This week’s suburban edition of Public Affairs features Doug Whitley, who is on leave from his position of the last eight years as President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Whitley is in the process of “launching his campaign for Governor,” in the 2010 Republican Primary. [See below for the Chicago metro suburban, City of Chicago, Aurora and Rockford airing schedules for the show with Whitley].

Topics discussed on the show include Roland Burris and by which standards should his Senate appointment, and the aftermath, be judged? Why is Illinois losing population to other states? Have the Illinois Democrats been “screwing up,” job growth and the Illinois Economy? The Republicans? How would Whitley pitch Illinois government to prospective employers?

Additional topics discussed include what do business people view as a friendly government environment for economic growth and jobs? Is the Illinois state government deficit nine billion dollars? More? How would Whitley deal with the state deficit? How much is being spent for education in Illinois (including Fed, State and local)? Is there the potential for savings in education? How does Whitley feel about charter schools and school vouchers? Is there a relationship between business and the performance of Illinois’ K-12 students? College students?

Additional topics include Whitley’s experience as a leader and how would he lead as the Governor of Illinois? How would he work with the Democratic majorities in the State House and State Senate? Will Whitley pledge not to increase the state income tax? The state sales tax? Does he agree with Ralph Martire that Illinois state government has a structural deficit? Is Martire non-partisan or is he a Democrat? Is his organization non-partisan? Is Martire turning his back on jobs and the Economy? Does Illinois need a capital plan? Of what size? How to finance? Did Gov. Blagojevich steal from the road fund? Have the Daleys been good for Chicago? And, much, much more.
The show with Doug Whitley will be posted here within the next few days.
Public Affairs Chicago Metro suburban airing schedule:

The show featuring Doug Whitley, a likely candidate for Governor in the 2010 Republican Primary, 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.
Chicago and Aurora:

The "Public Affairs," show featuring Doug Whitley, a likely candidate for Governor in the 2010 Republican Primary, will also air throughout the City of Chicago this coming Monday night, March 16, 2009, at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21(CANTV, aka Chicago Access Network TV) and that same night on cable in Aurora and surrounding areas at 7:30 pm on ACTV-10. The Aurora station, ACTV-10, aka 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 Doug Whitley, a likely candidate for Governor in the 2010 Republican Primary, will also air throughout the City of Rockford (and in surrounding areas) a week from this coming Thursday night, March 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.
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 the fastest five minutes on the web- a New York Times video about Obama-Berkowitz, a show with IL 5th CD Dem nominee--Cook County Cmsr. Mike Quigley (who is now extremely likely to win the
April general election to decide who replaces Cong. Rahm Emanuel),
the second fastest five minutes on the web- a segment of Bill O'Reilly with Berkowitz discussing a clip of Obama from 2002 on Blagojevich,
5th CD Dem. Primary Candidate State Rep. John Fritchey, 5th CD Republican Primary Candidate Greg Bedell, 5th CD Dem. Primary candidate Tom Geoghegan, 5th CD Dem. Primary Candidate Charles Wheelan, State Senator Kwame Raoul
on impeachment(D-Chicago), Dem. political campaign consultant Pete Giangreco on Blago's impeachment and the way in which the Obama Administration will operate, shows with State Rep. Julie Hamos, (D-Evanston), State Rep. Mark Walker (D-Arlington Heights), , on the connection between the mess in Springfield and in Cook County government, Chicago Ald. Manuel (Manny) Flores (D-1st Ward, Wicker Park) on impeachment of Rod and Chicago City Council issues and many more shows.