Walter’s Perspective

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Emanuel Giving Us The Runaround On Schools

There’s a mystery in Chicago tonight about a longer day in public school. Yes or no? What will it be when Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes up his mind?

CBS 2–04/10/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Where Are NCAA Coaches’ Manners?

Like 70 million other people, I sure was into March Madness, glued to the TV. There was so much to see – the skill and excitement, and so much at stake, so much emotion.

CBS 2–04/03/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Where Are The Rallies For Other Black Victims?

If you know the name Trayvon Martin, you know of a campaign to stop the killing of young and innocent African Americans.

CBS 2–03/27/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Where’s The Transparency On Speed Cameras?

The school zone speed cameras that Chicago is talking about are not in yet, but a picture of Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in, and it looks like old-style insider Chicago politics.

CBS 2–03/13/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Race For President Isn’t About Sex

Maybe – my fingers are crossed – maybe now that Arizona and Michigan are done voting in the GOP primary, maybe now the men running for president will move on beyond sex?


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Walter’s Perspective: Gas Prices Are Getting Outrageous

I didn’t want to, but figured I’d better this morning — stop for gas. I spent $58.32, and it didn’t even fill my tank.

CBS 2–02/21/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Whitney Houston Was No Hero

Whitney Houston is the story of a miracle talent, snuffed out by prescription drugs, drug abuse, and alcohol.


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Walter’s Perspective: Cop Blog Created Controversy Over City Sticker

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson comes to the defense of a 15-year-old Chicago student whose city sticker design was nixed this week amid controversy.


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Walter’s Perspective: Gisele Telling It Like It Is

The Super Bowl and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are an old story by now, but not Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen.

CBS 2–02/07/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: PAC Money The Big Winner In The Election

We’ve been hearing it all night: the winner of the GOP primary election in Florida is the winner is Mitt Romney. Or so it is in the news, but I don’t buy it.

CBS 2–01/31/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: More Answers Needed About Upcoming G8/Nato Summits

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says it’s perfectly reasonable to continue asking questions about the security related to the upcoming world summits in Chicago, even if planners don’t like those questions.


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Walter’s Perspective: Shame On Italy Cruise Ship Captain

The cruise ship disaster off the coast of Italy, that does it for me. I’ve often thought it might be fun to go on a cruise, but I know now I’ll never do it, never ever get onto one of those boats.

CBS 2–01/17/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: My Crystal Ball On Bill Daley’s Plans

So the big “B” boys in the White House, Bill Daley and President Barack Obama, are getting divorced, because – they say – Daley wants to be in Chicago with his family. Or, could it be that Daley wants to be in Chicago to get set to run for governor?

CBS 2–01/10/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Summits Putting Heat On The Mayor

It had to happen, you knew it. Some heat on Mayor Rahm Emanuel for luring to Chicago presidents and prime ministers from around the world for the NATO and G8 summit meetings.

CBS 2–01/03/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Get Me Away From Obama Campaign Fundraisers

I’m going home tonight to pack my bag for a few days out of the office, off my computer, out of the reach of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama and their fundraisers.

CBS 2–12/20/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: Watching Presidential Candidates Is Torture

For me on TV the past few days, there’s been only one thing more painful to watch than the Chicago Bears and that’s the Republican candidates for president crowing about how different they are.

CBS 2–12/13/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: Chicago Still Ain’t Ready For Reform

Have you been hearing the talk about 14 years in prison for Rod Blagojevich, the reason being deterrence? The word is that Blago in prison will deter politicians from corruption, but I don’t buy it, because the facts don’t support it.

CBS 2–12/08/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: A Nit-Picking Parking Ticket

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson has a tale to tell tonight about parking a car legally and getting smacked with a ticket.

CBS 2–11/22/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: Shame On Karen Lewis

It’s too early for the Oscars and Emmys, I know, but I already have a nomination for the worst performance of the year by a new star of stage and screen: the president of the Chicago Teachers Union, Karen Lewis.

CBS 2–11/15/2011

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Walter’s Perspective: Say No To Tax Breaks For CME

Hear ye, hear ye, the Illinois General Assembly is back at work for the people of Illinois and it’s not doing very well.

CBS 2–11/08/2011