Monday, August 17, 2009

Better than WTTW's Phil Ponce w/Cheryle Jackson, Berkowitz w/ Cmsr. Larry Suffredin on "Saving Cook County," Cable and Streaming

Jeff Berkowitz: … most people thought this Cook County Board [President] race was going to be about, at least in part, some would say in large part, the [Cook County] sales tax increase.

Cmsr. Larry Suffredin (D-Evanston): That’s a minor part of it. [Watch the show w/Cook County Board President candidate Larry Suffredin here].
Cmsr. Larry Suffredin (D-Evanston): …I am the only suburban candidate in this race. I have to make the suburbs understand that this is their chance to take over this Government
The "Public Affairs," show featuring Cook County Board Member Larry Suffredin (D-Evanston) airs throughout the City of Chicago tonight at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21(CANTV, aka Chicago Access Network TV).

Cmsr. Suffredin debates and discusses "Cook County Board public policy issues and politics with Jeff Berkowitz, show host and Executive Legal Recruiter. Suffredin argues on the show that he should get credit for negotiating two years ago with President Stroger to cut Stroger's proposed increase in the County Sales Tax from two percent to one percent, and for getting President Stroger to agree to appoint an independent County Health Bureau Board in exchange for Suffredin's support for Stroger's tax increase.

Should Suffredin get brickbats for giving President Stroger the vote he needed to pass a 1% sales tax increase? Or, should Suffredin get kudos for persuading Pres. Stroger two years ago not to seek a two percent sales tax increase? We discuss, you decide. For more about tonight's show, including partial transcripts and a list of topics, please go here.

At the time tonight's program was taped (Aug. 9), Cmsr. Suffredin said he would be a candidate for Cook County Board President in the 2010 Democratic Primary. Today, he announced he would not be a Candidate for President of the Cook County Board, but he would seek re-election as a Cook County Board Member. Cmsr. Suffredin told Jeff Berkowitz this afternoon that due to a change this week in his "family obligations," he had decided not to run for County Board President.
The program with Cmsr. Suffredin also airs tonight 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.

You can now watch the "Public Affairs," show w/2010 Democratic Cook County Board President Primary candidate Larry Suffredin here.
Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at *************************************************************
"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.
A sampling of shows and clips from those posted during the last seven months on the Public Affairs YouTube page include a show with State Rep. and 7th CD Dem Primary Candidate La Shawn K. Ford, a show w/ 2010 Cook County Board President Democratic Primary candidate Cmsr. Larry Suffredin, a show w/ Circuit Court Clerk and 2010 Cook County Board President Democratic Primary candidate Dorothy Brown. a show w/ Cook County Board President Todd Stroger (D-Chicago)- a candidate for re-election in 2010, a show with Chicago Ald. Toni Preckwinkle, a candidate for Cook County Board President in the 2010 Democratic Primary, a show with economist Art Laffer [inventor of the Laffer Curve] and FNC's Steve Moore about their book, "The end of Prosperity," and the Obama Administration's economic policies; the fastest five minutes on the web- a New York Times video about Obama-Berkowitz, a show with State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), a show with Professor Stephen Presser, a Northwestern University Law School Professor, about Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the U. S. Supreme Court, , 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 and many more shows.