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Scott Brown, Elizabeth Warren Face Off in WBZ Debate

Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown (R) and his opponent, Elizabeth Warren (D), squared off last night in their first televised debate, hosted by Boston CBS O&O WBZ.

The debate, moderated by WBZ political analyst Jon Keller, aired live on WBZ and WBZ Newsradio. It was also streamed live on the station’s website.

Brown and Warren debated tax cuts and oil subsidies during the hourlong debate, which Politico described as “testy.” The pair have three more debates before Election Day, including one hosted by Boston’s public television station WGBH on October 30.

Video of the debate is after the jump. Read more

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Longtime Reporter Gail Huff Trades on TV Career in New Campaign Ads for Husband Scott Brown

Gail Huff, who ended a 17-year run as a general assignment reporter at Boston’s WCVB after her husband, Scott Brown, was elected to the U.S. Senate, is now appearing in two campaign ads for Brown’s reelection bid.

In both ads, Huff, who has worked as a part-time reporter at WJLA in D.C. since leaving WCVB, talks about how Brown supported her throughout her TV career. One of the ads (above) features footage of her reporting for WCVB. Read more

Super Bowl Blackout Possible in New England

As the New England Patriots prepare for the Super Bowl, DirecTV subscribers in Boston are fretting over a potential blackout of the game.

Sunbeam Television, which owns Boston NBC-affiliate WHDH, is currently locked in a retrans battle with DirecTV and has pulled its stations from the popular satellite service until a new agreement is reached.  Now the stakes have been significantly raised for the negotiations with the Super Bowl less than two weeks away.

The stakes are now so high that Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown sent a letter to both Sunbeam and DirecTV last week, urging them to come to an agreement before the Super Bowl, according to The Boston Globe. Read more

Buffalo’s WGRZ Accidentally Airs Name of Victim Who Wanted Her Identity Protected

Reporter Scott Brown interviewed a former victim of domestic violence last week in WGRZ‘s ongoing coverage of the trial of Muzzammil Hassan, the Buffalo man charged with beheading his estranged wife.

At her request, the NBC-affiliate intended to protect the identity of the victim.  During Brown’s interview (video above), the woman is lit so that her face remains in shadow.  Although WGRZ concealed the image of the victim during the interview, Buffalo media reporter Alan Pergament points out:

Channel 2 wasn’t so careful when it ran the legal paperwork of divorce papers. A viewer could clearly see the names of the plaintiff filing for divorce and her husband. So much for protecting her identity.

Channel 2 General Manager Jim Toellner owned up to the error. “It is a terrible error and never should have happened,” said Toellner. “We have called her and apologized.”

WGRZ caught the mistake and the name only appeared during the segment’s initial airing on the 5:30 p.m. newscast.