Here Are the Main Stories We’re Following…*


Twitter shot from Tina Detelj, News 8.

Less than a week after we reported on the upcoming movie production based on the life of Connecticut boxer Willie Pep, a very different film crew has taken over Captain’s Walk in New London.

The Hallmark Christmas movie with the very Hallmarky title, Sugar Plum Twist, is shooting in New London and Norwich over the next few weeks. The film is expected to air as soon as December of this year.

The pandemic has slowed the Connecticut court system and this week the Connecticut Law Tribune published an editorial calling on Governor Lamont to appoint more judges to ease the backlog of cases.

As we reported a few weeks back, former CPTV producer Larry Rifkin is out with a new book on his time in public television. He’s doing a book tour and we’ve seen him getting hits locally and nationally.

Melissa Harris-Perry has been named the permanent host of the public radio show The Takeaway, which is produced by WNYC in New York. She has been serving as a temporary host since July.

When she first announced the news she was leaving NPR, Weekend Edition Sunday host Lulu Garcia-Navarro said she needed a break. Soon after her final sign off this weekend it was announced she is joining the New York Times to host an – as yet un-named – opinion podcast. It would appear the break is over.

*Today’s headline inspired by the BBC and should be read with a British accent.

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