Archive for the ‘Outlook — television news’ category

Bresch will lose degree; panel comes down hard on WVU

April 24, 2008
By Emily Corio

Governor Manchin’s daughter, Heather Bresch, will lose her degree, but it’s unclear if anyone at WVU will lose their job. A panel investigating whether Bresch earned an MBA degree in 1998 says she did not.

The panel also looked at why WVU officials decided to change her transcript last fall—adding 22 credit hours–to indicate that she earned the degree. This came after the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette called WVU to verify Bresch’s resume after she was named Mylan Inc.’s Chief Operating Officer. The investigative panel concluded WVU officials showed “seriously flawed” judgment in granting Bresch the degree. Emily Corio reports.






Builder turns to modular Eco Structures

April 14, 2008

By Chuck Kleine

Chuck Kleine produced this story on John Garlow’s efforts to build green, affordable homes that do not rely on the electric grid. This story aired April 10 and 13, 2008, on the telelvision program “Outlook” on West Virginia PBS.

ABC News runs investigation of WV Supreme Court

April 8, 2008

By Anna Sale


ABC News ran a story on Monday night about the West Virginia Supreme Court. It focused on Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship’s ties to Justices Spike Maynard and Brent Benjamin. It included Justice Larry Starcher’s criticisms of Massey and video of a tussle between an ABC producer and Blankenship.

Veterans nursing home cited with more violations

April 3, 2008

By Anna Sale  

The new veterans nursing home in Clarksburg still hasn’t received its state license because it’s failed to pass inspection. A surprise inspection last month revealed previous violations had not been fixed along with a new set of citations. Joe Thornton, spokesman for the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, addresses the ongoing problems.

Mountaintop-removal hearing generates strong turnout

February 29, 2008

Here’s a sample of opinions from supporters and opponents of mountaintop-removal mining who spoke Wednesday at a public hearing. Sen. Jon Hunter, D-Monongalia, scheduled the hearing for a bill he introduced that would effectively ban the mining practice by making it illegal to dump excess rock and dirt into streams.

This video also includes an update on efforts to put Blair Mountain on the National Register of Historic Places.

Inside the world of graffiti artists, and the cost of their ‘work’

February 29, 2008

Is graffiti art or vandalism? And what’s the point of risking jail just to spray paint on public property? Producers Jeremy and Chuck Kleine peer inside the world of graffiti artists, and the costs to victims of their work.

Chamber president discusses First Amendment concerns with bill

February 28, 2008

Steve Roberts, president of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, talks to Anna Sale about the free speech concerns that businesses have with the Worker Freedom Act.

The legislation, which passed the House of Delegates this week, would allow employees to opt out of employer-sponsored meetings concerning unions and politics. This interview aired on the television program Outlook. Below are links ot the interview, and segments that first aired on The Legislature Today and West Virginia Morning.