“Capitol Report” is a one-of-a-kind current affairs program

Oct. 3—The amount of local news coverage in the state continues to grow — WTIC-TV61, for example, is preparing to add a 6 p.m. newscast to its local content.

There is really only one show, however, where the news is debated and analyzed from both sides of the aisle – the left side and the right side. “The Capitol Report,” hosted by Tom Dudchik, airing Sunday at 10:30 a.m., is unique — it’s a show featuring liberals and conservatives where people actually respect each other — there’s no shouting. And many times they actually agree with each other – if only real politics could be so harmonious.

After downsizing the panel during the pandemic, the show is back in full force with four members. Sunday’s panel included Bloomfield Mayor Danielle Wong and former lawmaker Joe Aresimowicz representing the left and analyst Liz Kurantowicz and radio host Lee Elci representing the right. With the state election about a month away, Sunday’s talking points focused on the upcoming gubernatorial election.

Dudchik drives the show forward – he makes sure everyone has a chance to comment. That’s because debate can be entertaining, and “The Capitol Report” proves it.


Matt Buckler is the TV and Radio Editor of the Journal Inquirer

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