A Look at CT Broadcasters
Known mostly for his comedic work and memorable TV series, Chaplin was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. His family was well known for their temperamental outbursts, and he had a particularly rough childhood. He dropped out of high school and became an actor, working on Broadway and Hollywood movies. He made his first television appearance in the classic film Gidget. Throughout his long career, Chaplin gained a considerable amount of experience in broadcasting, acting, and film production.
Now that CT has been made into a television show, one would be hard pressed to find a location in the state where the actor/comedian is not well remembered. A quick search on Google will locate a number of shows with the same name and even some where you can find the full title of the show as well. This is due to the enduring popularity of many of Chaplin’s stand up comedy performances. There are several places in the state where his comedy act is remembered.
Two of the most prominent places in the state where the legendary comedian’s reputation lives on are the Capital District Hospital in New Haven and the New Haven Register. Both of these buildings are named after the man who made CT famous. If a person were to drive around the Capital District, they could see many “Chaplins” driving around. The hospital and the Register are owned by the same owner, but their addresses are very different.
The New Haven Register is actually the building that the actor/comedian used to live in while in Connecticut. Several of his comedy shows were filmed in this building. Today the address of the building is changed to something else, but the owner of the said establishment still retains ownership of the building.
A third famous address in the state is the New Haven Theater. The theatre is owned by the late Charles Chaplin. His family owns the theater today, which is located at the corner of Orange Avenue and Prospect Street in New Haven. When the owner of the theater wanted to move it to Connecticut, he had to seek permission from the city of Hartford in order for that to happen.
The one of the largest proportions of people in Connecticut who are considered to be comedians live in the state. According to one study, there are almost four times more comedians in Connecticut than in any other state in America. The cities of Hollywood and New York are the two biggest cities in the country that house stand-up comedy performers. However, the ratio of comedy performers per population is much higher in Connecticut than anywhere else in America. This is a discrepancy that has not been fully explained.
The owner of the CT Broadcast Network, which owns outlets throughout CT, says that the difference in comedy production is due to the large number of independent film producers that come to Connecticut to make movies. He also said that there are many more TV shows on now that do not get picked up by network television stations. This is not the case in other states. The owner also stated that there is an increased demand for cable service in CT due to the fact that more people are starting to use computers. Cable television in the past was considered inferior to satellite or digital programming because of the large amount of down time that it received in the evening. This was the main reason that Chaplin’s show was moved to NBC from CBS.
The owner of the CT Broadcast Network, John Lack, has a cameo in the movie “Rocky” where he appears in an interesting sequence. In this scene he is seen sitting in a New Haven coffee shop drinking coffee. When asked why he is in the coffee shop he says that he works from home, but in actuality he is working from CT broadcast headquarters. A clear example of the conflict between the public’s desire to watch local programming and the owners of the popular CT channels on the airwaves, as well as the need to connect with their customers and advertisers. You can see the conflict when the boss of the famous CT media conglomerate Wahlberg’s Television wants to take over the popular “Wide World of Sports” channel that Wahlberg owns.