Face the State to Compare Dodds

thomasdodd “Face the State” will compare the careers of Sen. Thomas Dodd (right) and his son Sen. Chris Dodd on this Sunday’s show. Film of the elder Dodd from WFSB’s archives will be shown, and columnist/journalist Dick Ahles will analyze the careers of the two Dodds. If you’re interested in how our history connects with what’s going on today, this sounds like a good show to watch. I wrote a short piece on some parallels between 2010 and 1970, Thomas Dodd’s last race, if you want a little background.

chrisdodd001Update: Some of the footage WFSB has found has not been seen in a long time. Tune in to see Dodd accept the nomination in 1958, some footage from a 1962 event in Stratford with JFK, and a 1967 interview in which Dodd discusses potential re-election troubles for 1970 and his censure.

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6 responses to “Face the State to Compare Dodds

  1. AndersonScooper

    Journalism at its best, or journalism at its worst?

    My gut says it’s the latter…

  2. The comparisions will be misleading, and so will the overriding inference — like father, like son. Chris is not like his father. Politically, there are important differences between the two, which are bound to be glossed over in any effort to show that the sins of the father are visited on the sons. Hogwash.

  3. Journalism at its best, or journalism at its worst?

    My gut says it’s the latter…

    Blogging at its best or worst?

    I say the latter….

  4. connecticutian

    Chris is not like his father.

    You’re right, Tom Dodd is nowhere near as bad as Chris Dodd. Chris Dodd is more deserving of a censure than his father was.

  5. The comparisions will be misleading, and so will the overriding inference — like father, like son. Chris is not like his father. Politically, there are important differences between the two, which are bound to be glossed over in any effort to show that the sins of the father are visited on the sons. Hogwash.

    What differences between Dodd Sr. and Dodd Jr. would you cite?

  6. I have 0% belief that Chris will opt out of the race.

    But if there were a chance, these type of stories would make it less likely.

    He still harbors resentment over how his father was treated, and blames his death, shortly afterwards, to the stress his critics placed on him.

    For his father’s name, he will want to run and win.

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