Posts tagged "Obama"

Better than Mike Wallace interviewing President Kennedy: Berkowitz with UChicago's Institute of Politics' Steve Edwards, Cable and Web

Steve Edwards: …very early on there was a sense that I had and others who knew him in various circles that [Barack Obama] had a special set of talents… Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Steve Edwards, Executive Director of  UChicago’s Institute of Politics.  The show airs throughout the City of Chicago... Read more »

The top ten things to know about Speaker Hastert's fall from grace---due to a cocktail of rumors, innunendo, allegations, politics and facts

As Fox’s Brit Hume said yesterday, “…Were they investigating the crime or were they investigating the former Speaker?” 10.  The U. S. Attorney from the Northern District of Illinois, relative newcomer Zach Fardon, in his second year as U. S. Attorney (but with a decade of federal prosecutor experience split between Nashville and Chicago) reports... Read more »

Better than Chicago Bears Monday Night Football: Berkowitz w/ State Rep. Mitchell on who is following the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King? Web and Cable

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features State Rep. Christian Mitchell (D-Bronzeville) being probed and challenged on his views regarding what to do about the high rate of shootings and unemployment in the inner city of Chicago and the inability of the Chicago Public Schools to teach minority kids how to read at... Read more »
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Better than Chris Wallace w/Jill Abramson: Berkowitz w/UChicago econ professor Allen Sanderson on minimum wage increases, Cable and Web

Allen Sanderson: I wish [Bruce Rauner] had stuck with his position [that Illinois should lower, not raise, its minimum wage] because he was absolutely right. *************************************** Allen Sanderson: …The Congressional Budget Office… estimate was 500,000 jobs would be lost [with an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10/hr.] Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of “Public... Read more »

Better than Chicago Tonight w/clips of Quinn/Vallas: Berkowitz w/Northwestern University Prof. Laurel Harbridge on Fed. Gov. shutdown and debt limit extension, Cable/Web

Laurel Harbridge: …what’s not clear …is whether if you don’t raise it when you come up against [the debt limit], if you do kind of prioritize different aspects of what you are going to fund [the important thing is]—is how do the markets respond ? [That's what is not clear].  Tonight’s Chicago Metro suburban edition... Read more »

Better than Charlie Rose w/ Assad, Chris Wallace w/Obama and Marin w/Durkin: Berkowitz w/ Oberweis and Durkin: Cable and Web

Berkowitz w/State Senator and Dairyman Jim Oberweis Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz features State Senator Jim Oberweis (R-North Aurora). The show airs throughout the City of Chicago on Cable Ch. 21 at 8:30 pm tonight. Senator Oberweis came close to getting the Republican nomination for Governor in 2006 (with... Read more »
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Better than Rachel Maddow w/ Bill O'Reilly: Berkowitz w/IL Obamacare implementer Julie Hamos, Web and Cable

Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz, featuring IL Medicaid Director Julie Hamos, airs tonight (Tuesday) at 8:30 pm in 24 North and Northwest Chicago Metro suburbs on  Comcast Cable Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette. and on Comcast Cable Ch. 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt.... Read more »

Better than Carol Marin w/Bruce Rauner: Berkowitz w/CPS Board Member Andrea Zopp, Cable and Web

 The “Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz” show, featuring  Andrea Zopp, President of the Chicago Urban League and Member, Chicago Public Schools Board of  Education, is airing: Tonight at 8:30 pm in 24 North and Northwest Chicago Metro suburbs: On Comcast Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine,... Read more »

Better than Beyonce singing the National Anthem: Berkowitz w/IMSA President McGee on empowering minority families and pols w/blood on their hands, Cable and Web

On the day that Barack Obama, the first African-American President of the Harvard Law Review and the first African-American President of the United States, and a former eight year IL state senator (and 4 year U.S. Senator) who prided himself on passing what he viewed as 25 significant pieces of legislation in the IL General... Read more »
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Better than AG Madigan crossing Blagojevich: Berkowitz w/Blago trial counsel Goldstein on Blago, Daley and Alvarez, Cable/Web

Jeff Berkowitz: I’m not saying Mayor Daley did anything wrong. I’m not saying [Cook County State’s Attorney Anita] Alvarez—but if  [they did something illegal], I’d be shaking in my boots, wouldn’t I, with [Special prosecutor Webb possibly] coming after them. Blagojevich lead trial counsel Aaron Goldstein:  If he can get the witnesses to corroborate— Berkowitz:... Read more »