Nothing About This Is Good For Television

Anyone else have their eyes roll back in their head after reading this press release?

June 12, 2014 – Louisville, KY – Coming this season exclusively on WBNA TV, Louisville’s home for “locally grown” TV, is a brand new show called Deadbeat – Kentuckiana Child Support Court. This 30-minute program takes you inside Jefferson County Child Support Court while real drama unfolds with real people. Cameras have been granted special permission to follow these cases from the courtroom to inside jail walls to gain perspective on a growing and national problem plaguing single parents.

“Deadbeat is a unique show that will engage our viewers,” said Tom Fawbush, WBNA General Manager. “We believe it will be a home run because it’s local, compelling and has a lot of personality. Judge Erica Williams and Judge Sean Delahanty have endorsed the program and are granting us unprecedented access to what happens in their courtrooms. Deadbeat will entertain and educate people at the same time.”

BMB Productions, current producer of Secrets of Louisville Chefs, is producing the program. BMB is led by Executive Producer Michael Lattin, an Emmy and Eclipse Award winning producer. His highly experienced team brings loads of insight and energy to Deadbeat.

Talent on the show is diverse and consists of the following:

Host – Carolyn Gaeta McLean – The former WAVE 3 TV News Reporter is excited to get back to her television roots and express her snarky commentary which TV News does *not* necessarily allow.

Co-Host – Nichole Taylor Compton – A local attorney and Judicial Candidate who provides legal insight on Deadbeat cases. Nichole draws upon her background as a former teenage single mother and has a deeply–rooted desire to help others facing child support problems.

Courtroom Correspondent – Ashley Anderson – Editor for and co-host of a sports radio show on 970 WGTK, plus a former staff writer for The Voice-Tribune.

Deadbeat will air daily on WBNA TV starting Monday, June 23 at 1:30 p.m. after WAVE3 News Midday. It will also air nightly on RTV 21.4 (TWC Channel 185) at 9:00 p.m. EST.


What on earth is this?

Profiting off the system that’s meant to force parents into supporting their children?

That’s some WAVE3-style junk.

Where do we file claims for injuries related to eyes rolling back in one’s head?

Our Community Cannot Live Successfully In Denial

That denial: pretending that racism isn’t alive and well in Louisville and that this is the most compassionate, amazing place on earth. We all love the city but let’s get real and quit it with the hype. If you love it, you’ve gotta be real with it.

No, folks, allowing comments to remain doesn’t mean they condone anything:




It’s good to allow comments to remain intact to show the community where certain people stand. When stations like WDRB delete racist comments, the truth about a very real undercurrent in our society is whitewashed.

Why sugar-coat reality?

Hate-filled people exist and it’s important to realize you can’t just wish them away.

WHAS11 Hypes Clinton Fundraiser With Nonsense

Where do we begin?

Just take a look:


WHAS11 is claiming that ticket prices for Alison Grimes’ fundraiser featuring Bill Clinton are “soaring.”

And Doug Proffitt goes on to portray the $5,200 top ticket price as out of the ordinary. It’s not – it’s the maximum amount you can contribute in a U.S. Senate race. And soaring? From what? That implies this is an everyday event.

We’re clearly not fans of any current senate candidate but how is that a story? Has every local station gone to WAVE3-style pot?

WAVE Knocks Another One Out Of The Park

How on earth can a legitimate news organization run claims like these without comment from the guy or an attorney? Remember, this station prides itself on journalistic integrity.

They’re not from court documents, aren’t backed up by any police records that we can find, come from some guy who claims to have met him on Craigslist.

Take a look at the latest from WAVE3’s Connie Leonard:

He’s the medical assistant who surprised everyone including police when he confessed to killing a Louisville nursing home patient seven years ago. But what do we really know about 34-year-old David Satterfield?

Dennis Faulkerburg, a former friend of the alleged killer said as he got to know Satterfiled he didn’t like what he was seeing. According to him he was a dark, angry person with a serious alcohol and prescription drug problem.


“I was actually trying to get rid of a cat that I had and he had answered a Craigslist ad on it,” said Dennis Faulkenburg of how he first met Satterfield and his roommate a few years ago. “We kind of started hanging out, but there were some issues that arose immediately.”

A few months into the friendship, Faulkenburg said Satterfield was nice when he was sober, even speaking fondly of his job as a medical tech, but he claims Satterfield was also an angry drunk, who drank before work and assaulted his roommate at night.


He claimed Satterfield started stalking him, even showing up at his work.


The former friend said he called Jeffersontown police, but said because he feared Satterfield, he didn’t press charges.

“But what do we really know about 34-year-old David Satterfield?” Really? Hyping this up to frighten viewers?

Sure, Satterfield is a confessed killer but that’s not yet been proved. The claims from this Craigslist guy appearing out of nowhere aren’t verified.

What on earth happened to local television journalism?

Barry Bernson’s History Doc Airing On KET

We hear Barry Bernson’s working on a documentary about Kentucky history that’s set to air on KET sometime in 2014. According to him, it’s a one-hour piece, in “Bernson’s Corner” style, that is written, produced and hosted by him. Should be good stuff!

It’s titled “A History of Kentucky in 25 Objects” and production is under way. Award-winning videographer Mark Crowner and Alanna Nash are part of the team.

Thought it’d be a good idea to share this with readers. Especially now that KET content is available through the PBS applications on AppleTV and iOS.

Plenty For Art, Little For Major Existing Problems

More than two dozen buildings in both Louisville and southern Indiana still have to be demolished or moved to make way for the new downtown bridge. [WDRB]

An alternative census estimate shows that more of America’s seniors than originally thought are living in poverty — and that means the poverty rate could spike under certain Medicare reforms, a new analysis finds. [Politico]

Louisville just graduated a dozen new paramedics. Here’s hoping their boss doesn’t leave them hanging out to dry like he’s done with the rest of the agency. [WHAS11]

Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District officials are borrowing as much as $370 million over the next five years to help complete a court-mandated sewer system overhaul — using deficit spending to hold down rate increases. That’s only partly true – thanks to the corrupt swap every MSD is paying for. [C-J/AKN]

A jail cell confession is at question in a love triangle murder case. Jeffrey Mundt is on trial for allegedly killing a man after a night of sex and drugs, then burying his body in the basement of a home in Old Louisville. [WLKY]

This is probably the most slanted, one-sided, biased story about “welfare” in Kentucky that we’ve ever seen. Kristen Kennedy would be fired if she worked for a television outfit in any other city. Unbelievable. It’s like suggesting that everyone receiving government benefits drives a BMW. [WKYT]

There’s tons of money for this but very little for cleaning up shop at Metro Animal Services. Mayor Greg Fischer has included funds for a new public art administrator in his proposed city budget. The budget, which Mayor Fischer proposed to Metro Council on Monday, adds an additional $30,000 to hire a public art administrator to the $500,000 allocated to the city’s arts fund, which provides funding to external agencies. [WFPL]

An elderly couple was forced down on the floor at gunpoint in their own east Louisville home. Louisville Metro police are looking for two gunman who stole the couple’s car after the violent home invasion that took place on Shenandoah Drive off Chamberlain Lane Tuesday. [WAVE3]

Ted Smith, director of economic growth and innovation for Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government, asked a group of young professionals Monday evening whether gigabit Internet service such as Google Fiber should be a priority for the city. [Business First]

Al Mohler just might be a psycho lunatic masquerading as a man of jaaaaaayzus. His latest remarks about the Oklahoma tornado disaster take the cake. [C-J/AKN]

The search for Sarah Green’s replacement is over. Charles Heavrin, who serves as the shelter manager for the Kentucky Humane Society, was announced as the new director of the J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter in Jeffersonville, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the office of Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore. [News & Tribune]

Sounds Like Housing Is Still A Maddening Disaster

Does Kentucky’s new Religious Freedom Act really protect religion, or does it potentially cause discrimination? The issue is still raging weeks after the bill became law. Hint for WDRB: No, the debate isn’t still raging. There’s no additional religious protection but there is the ability to discriminate, thanks to the bill. [WDRB]

The city and the University of Louisville will put about dozen historic makers at one-time protest sites on and near Fourth Street to commemorate the 50th anniversary of passage of the local public accommodations law. [C-J/AKN]

A Floyd County woman accused of murdering a man to cover up an affair is arraigned [yesterday]. New details continue to emerge about the suspect and the relationship that authorities say ended in murder. [WHAS11]

A Franklin Circuit Court judge has given the state 30 days to tell the state’s two largest newspapers why it redacted and took out information from more than 140 case files of children who have been killed or nearly killed from abuse or neglect. [Bluegrass Politics]

The Louisville Metro Housing Authority is spending thousands of dollars every month to file eviction actions. In some cases, the agency is going after tenants who owe very little in back rent. [WLKY]

Still wondering what’s wrong with Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville? You shouldn’t be. This is par for the course. [The ‘Ville Voice]

A drunken joyride in a upscale Oldham County subdivision landed two teens behind bars and facing some very serious charges. [WAVE3]

Rand Paul has introduced three amendments to a bill before the Senate that environmental groups say would gut protections for the environment. [WFPL]

The Greater Clark County Schools will participate in the Summer Food Service program, Monday through Friday, May 28 through July 19. [News & Tribune]

This year’s telecast of the Kentucky Derby drew the second-highest viewership since 1989. A total of 16.2 million people watched the Derby on NBC-TV on Saturday. [Business First]

The Kentucky State Fair begins August 15. Have you started entering your goodies yet? [Click the Clicky]

Republicans started hitting Alison Grimes pretty hard with a new ad last night. And she’s not even a candidate for U.S. Senate. [Page One]