“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.
Update: 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.