Philadelphia Daily News
Chris has a big show on such a rainy day as he talks with Stripper Melissa BangBang Forgione, CBS3′s Ben Simmoneau on his peice about Twitter is where the Strippers are hiding, John Stossel’s visit to Philadelphia tomorrow, and Philadelphia’s Inquirer’s Business Editor Andy Maykuth.
Philadelphia’s new sheriff, Jewell Williams, went before City Council asking for a whopping 25 percent increase in his budget, but he’s backing off for now on his desire to get a new city-issued SUV.
The Philadelphia Historical Commission has approved the newspapers’ plans for a lighted marquee that will extend four feet over the sidewalk on the 800 block of Market Street.
Developer Bart Blatstein has announced an audacious plan for the white tower on North Broad Street that currently houses the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.
Chris discusses the President’s comments directed at the Supreme Court about judicial activism, a joy ride down the Atlantic City Boardwalk, and businesses pulling gift cards from New Jersey. He also talks to Dan Gross and Larry Platt about the sale of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.
Senior managers who run the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News envision cutting even more jobs, to cut payroll and clear the deck for potential new owners.
Chris Murray of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists says he understands that the union contract requires the last hired to be laid off first, but he thinks some adjustments are needed.
Philadelphia’s newspapers are going ahead with their plan to cut the staff by ten percent. The company told the newspaper guild that 21 people took the buy-out offer by yesterday’s deadline, but it still wants to lay off 19 staffers.
Meanwhile, the union that represents workers at Philadelphia’s two major daily newspapers is challenging the layoffs.
Wednesday was the deadline for employees of Philadelphia’s two major daily newspapers to decide whether to resign in exchange for a buyout payment.
The sale is being conducted with the kind of secrecy normally reserved for a national security event.
Chris covers the story of FOX 29 not airing video on Mayor Nutter patting a woman’s buttocks while bowling and discusses the issue with Dan Gross of the Daily News. He talks to Marcus Hook Mayor James Schiliro about the status of the Sunoco refinery in Marcus Hook and to Chuck Darrow of the Daily News about the death of a casino executive in Atlantic City.
Amid the reports the papers are for sale again, comes word of more turmoil at the company that operates the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News. Layoffs have entered the picture.
The Teamsters who work at Philadelphia’s two big newspapers claim management is unfairly meddling with their colleagues in the newsroom, and the potential sale of the company.
Chris agrees with Governor Chris Christies response to NJEA Executvie Director Vincent Giordano’s defense of they union’s stance against charter schools. He examines the potential cover-up at the Daily News and Inquirer over stories about potential buyers for the papers. He also talks to Jeremy Witkins, who developed a phone app allowing parents to monitor pictures and texts on their kids phones.
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