Former Alabama Public Television CEO Allan Pizzato Threatens to Sue Alabama Political Reporter

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— The Alabama Political Reporter has recently engaged in writing a series of articles on fired former Alabama Public Television CEO Allan Pizzato.
The articles are based on information provided by current and former employees.
Attorneys for Pizzato, J. Mark White and Augusta S. Dowd, of the Law firm White, Arnold, and Dowd, PC, are threatening to sue based on what they call false and defamatory statements. They also seem to have problems with our spelling.
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Alabama Public Television, the Untold Story, Part Two

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY— In June, APT executive director Allan Pizzato and chief financial officer Pauline Howland were terminated from their positions.

The firestorm that ensued portrayed Pizzato and Howland as victims of religious fanatics that had taken control of the Alabama Education Television Commission (AETC) the governing body of APT.

From the “Montgomery Advertiser” to the national web magazine Salon, the AETC board was demonized while Pizzato was held high as a champion of liberal values.
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Alabama Republicans Declare Support for Republican Nominee Mitt Romney

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Governor Mitt Romney accepts the Republican nomination for President of the United States. Alabama Republicans responded with enthusiasm. This is more continuing coverage of the Republican National Convention by ‘The Alabama Political Reporter.’

Romney told the assembled Republicans delegates, “Now is the moment when we can stand up and say, “I’m an American. I make my destiny. And we deserve better! My children deserve better! My family deserves better. My country deserves better!”
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Voter Fraud is Alive and Well in Alabama, GOP leadership speaks out

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Uniontown Alabama is one of the most impoverished places in the country. The economy of the agriculturally rich Black Belt town arguably never really recovered from Alabama’s transition from a labor intensive cotton economy. One thing Uniontown does lead in is voter participation. According to the 2010 census 1775 people live in the small town. 635 of those were 17 and under. In theory the maximum number of voting age people in the town is 1140 people, if no one forgot to vote, forgot to register, or were not eligible to vote due to past criminal records.
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Excerpts from Romney speech to GOP convention

Staff Report

TAMPA—Tonight GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will take the stage to tell America why he should be the next president of the United States.

The following are excerpts from his speech before the 2012 GOP convention.

Four years ago, I know that many Americans felt a fresh excitement about the possibilities of a new president. That president was not the choice of our party but Americans always come together after elections. We are a good and generous people who are united by so much more than divides us.
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The Crisis at Alabama Public Television, The Untold Story, Part One

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Lavish travel, expensive toys, high priced studios, cronyism and a flagrant disregard for employees is the legacy of former Alabama Public Television CEO Allan Pizzato, according to current and former APT employees. Far from the tortured liberal martyr hung on the cross of religious zealotry, Pizzato was a man bent on building a personal empire using millions of dollars of Alabama taxpayer’s money and the donations of thousands of companies and individuals. This is the opinion of many of those who served under the Pizzato regime before his firing in June.
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Alabama Republican Delegates to 2012 Convention Cheer Condoleezza Rice

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

‘The Alabama Political Reporter’ continues its coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention. On the second day of the Republican Convention, Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan and Alabama native Condoleezza Rice were among the speakers.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from Birmingham said, “You can’t control your circumstances but you can control your response to your circumstances.” “It doesn’t matter where you came from. It matters where you’re going.” Rice told the assembled delegates that Romney and Ryan will rebuild our struggling economy. The convention played ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ as Rice walked to the stage.
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Strange and Jeffco DA Announce Mutliple Charges Against Violent Career Criminal

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Patrick O’Neal Warren has already been such a repeated menace to the people of Alabama that he has earned himself a life sentence in a state penitentiary. Now investigators with Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange’s Cold Case Unit has identified additional crimes that Warren may have committed.

AG Luther Strange and Jefferson County DA announced in a written statement that Mr. Warren has been indicted by a Jefferson County Grand Jury for two accounts of first degree rape, two counts of attempted murder, two counts of sodomy, and one count of first degree arson in two violent sex crimes that occurred in December 2008 and March 2008.
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Artur Davis Tells Republican Convention that his 2008 Support for Barack Obama was a Mistake

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Popular former Democratic Congressman Artur Davis told Republican National Convention goers that, ”We have a country to turn around.”

Four years ago the member of the Congressional Black Caucus was one of Obama’s earliest and most vocal supporters, but that was then, this is now. The Republican Artur Davis said in his convention speech, “America is a land of second chances, and I gather you have room for the estimated 6 million of us who know we got it wrong in 2008 and who want to fix it.”
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Coming Thursday: The Crisis at Alabama Public Television, The Untold Story

Staff Report

MONTGOMERY—Lavish travel, expensive toys, high priced studios, cronyism and a flagrant disregard for employees, is the legacy of former Alabama Public Television CEO Allan Pizzato, according to current and former employees. Far from the tortured liberal martyr hung on the cross of religious zealotry, Pizzato was a man bent on building a personal empire using millions of dollars Alabama taxpayers hard earned money.

On Thursday, the Alabama Political Reporter will begin to unravel the twisted trail that lead to Pizzato’s downfall.

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