The presidential aspirations of former U.S. Senator Gary Hart of Colorado were destroyed by a sex scandal back in 1987. But Author Matt Bai says that wasn’t the only casualty. Bai is a former chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine and a native of Trumbull, Connecticut. In his new book he says the Gary Hart sex scandal led to the decline of journalistic ethics and the rise of tabloid reporting. Book critic Joan Baum has this review.
For more than 40 years, Zuckermann Harpsichords International has operated in the seaside village of Stonington in southeastern Connecticut. It’s a small business that restores vintage harpsichords and builds new ones.
The keyboard instrument played a vital role in the development of Baroque music between the 16th and 18th centuries. But the musicians and craftspeople at Zuckermann's want to bring the harpsichord into the 21st century.
Nineteenth century showman P.T. Barnum was the father of the American circus. He was also an early mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and he developed much of the city’s downtown. And among his wonders is the Barnum Museum.