Watch the archived, full episode above.
The program will also encore on CPTV on Sunday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m.
The program features first-of-its-kind unscripted, non-political interviews with four gubernatorial candidates who have qualified for the August primary.
The M. Jodi Rell Center for Public Service at the University of Hartford recently offered Connecticut voters a candid and first-of-its-kind glimpse of all qualifying Democratic and Republican candidates for Governor. On June 7, 2018, a live event was held on the University of Hartford campus that was simultaneously broadcast on CPTV called A Job Like No Other: Interviews with Republican and Democratic Candidates for Governor of Connecticut. That broadcast is now available to stream on this page (see above). It will also encore on CPTV on Sunday, June 24 at 10:30 a.m.
Based on the criteria shared with all candidates in advance of the state conventions, the four participants were the Democratic and Republican endorsed candidates for Governor, Ned Lamont and Mark Boughton, and two candidates who qualified for the primary without petitioning, Tim Herbst and Steve Obsitnik.
The program was held in front of an audience at Lincoln Theater on the University of Hartford campus, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford.
For more information about the event, visit the Rell Center event website or call the Rell Center at 860.768.4861.
Funding for A Job Like No Other: Interviews With Candidates for Governor of Connecticut is made possible by Comcast.
Criteria developed by event organizer, the Rell Center, and distributed weeks ago to all potential Democratic and Republican candidates, states that the event was open to the party-endorsed nominee for Governor as well as candidates who gathered 15 percent of their respective convention delegates on the final ballot, therefore qualifying for the August state primary without petitioning.
“This is not a debate, nor is it a typical candidate forum; rather it is something voters truly want to see, which is an unedited and unrehearsed look at the qualifying candidates for Governor and having them answer questions based around the premise of 'Why should we hire you?'” said former Governor M. Jodi Rell, who served as Connecticut’s Governor from 2004-2010 and founded the Rell Center in 2011. “Take it from someone who knows and who has been there; there is no job in the State of Connecticut quite like being Governor, and the best way for voters to get a close, unbiased look at the people vying for Governor is through a frank and open discussion. That’s what the June 7th program will be all about.”
“I cannot think of a more important time to show people the value of our open democratic process and to showcase the very best of our American elections,” Connecticut Public CEO Jerry Franklin said. “People are tired of seeing their candidates only appearing in the most comfortable and rehearsed environments. A Job Like No Other offers voters a different perspective and will give Connecticut residents an unscripted look at those who are vying for the state’s top office.”
A Job Like No Other was hosted by Chris Ulrich, an executive coach and body language expert who works with executives, salespeople, and small business entrepreneurs and who has appeared as a contributor on CNN, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, ESPN, Washington’s USA Channel 9 and Fox 5 DC. It was produced by Sara Conner, an Emmy Award-winning documentarian, producer, and on-air host based out of West Hartford. A Job Like No Other: Interviews with Republican and Democratic Candidates for Governor of Connecticut is made possible by support from Comcast.