Perspective

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Farewell, Mr. Rooney

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson pays tribute to “60 Minutes” stalwart Andy Rooney, who steps down this weekend as commentator.

09/29/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: It’s OK For Rep. Walsh To Boycott Obama Speech

After weighing U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s brazen boycott of President Obama’s jobs speech Thursday, CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says the gesture is consistent with American dissent.

09/08/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Hard Not To Judge Rahm For Fund-Raiser

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson takes issue with the way Mayor Emanuel is fund-raising for judicial candidates.

09/01/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Put The Brakes On Taxes

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson is taxed to death and has some advice for politicians who say how sorry they are about having to raise them.

08/25/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Time To Ground Air & Water Show

The roar of jets has CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson on edge. He is recommending the end of a summer institution.

08/18/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Why Are We In Afghanistan?

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson questions the U.S. policy that put those ill-fated Navy Seals in harm’s way.

08/11/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Enough With The Celebrating, Mr. President

The president just turned 50 at a time when many people are hurting. That’s why CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson advises the Commander-in-Chief to cool it on the parties.

08/04/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: No Pay For Lawmakers Until They Solve Debt Crisis

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson is angry with Congress over the debt crisis and shares his advice for what says would be a sure-fire way to bring a resolution.

07/28/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Root, Root, Root For The 7th-Inning Singer

Somebody is getting ready to wow the crowd at Wrigley Field. CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson explains.

07/21/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Clemens On Trial For Doing What Pols Do Every Day

The big news in sports tonight is not that All-Star Game in Phoenix, but an All-Star pitcher in a criminal courtroom in Washington – Roger Clemens, on trial for a crime that could land him in prison for 30 years.

CBS 2–07/12/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Low Attendance At Taste Is Actually Sweet

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson sees the upside to low attendance at this year’s Taste of Chicago.

07/07/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: How To Save 625 City Jobs

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson has an idea for Mayor Emanuel to avoid laying off hundreds of city workers: Tap into President Obama’s re-election campaign.

06/30/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: U.S. Attorney Has Too Much Power

Walter Jacobson says there’s a message we should be taking away from the Blagojevich trial, about the far-reaching power of the U.S. Attorney.

CBS 2–06/30/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Cops Right To Go After Gangbangers

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson is happy to see the new police superintendent is making good on a promise to hold a Chicago gang accountable for the wounding of two children.

06/23/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Marlins’ McKeon Has Earned Respect

An 80-year-old man has been hired to lead a Major League Baseball team – the Florida Marlins. It’s good for the Marlins, and for McKeon, and for senior citizens.

CBS 2–06/22/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Marlins’ McKeon Has Earned Respect

An 80-year-old man has been hired to lead a Major League Baseball team – the Florida Marlins. It’s good for the Marlins, and for McKeon, and for senior citizens.

CBS 2–06/22/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Teachers’ Wage Hike Demand Not Justified

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says he’s been in teachers’ corner for decades because of the important role they play. But he doesn’t think the union’s demand for a 4 percent pay increase is warranted.

CBS 2–06/16/2011

Stephanie Whitaker talks to CBS 2's Walter Jacobson. (CBS)

Stephanie’s Perspective: Street Violence Is Out Of Control

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson hands over the reins of “Perspective” to a South Side resident who is concerned about street violence everywhere — not just on the Near North Side.

06/09/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter: Time To Be Upfront About Mob Violence

Walter Jacobson says Mayor Rahm Emanuel and new police Supt. Garry McCarthy need to be upfront about mob violence, and put a stop to it now.

CBS 2–06/08/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Explanation For Beach Closing Smells Fishy

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson agrees the city was wise to shut down North Avenue Beach on Monday. He’s less supportive when it comes to the reason city officials have given for the evacuation.

06/02/2011

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