Forestville Public-access television viewers were disappointed to learn Tuesday that Megyn Kelly host of The Kelly Files, on Fox News, will not be leaving Fox for Nutmeg TV as was rumored. Instead she has agreed to a deal with NBC News where she will host an hour-long daytime news show.
This leaves Nutmeg TV in a bit of a programming pinch because they were expecting her to leave Fox and come to Nutmeg, and anchor local political programming shows and host live big-event stories too such as the Mum Festival Parade.
The 46 year old Kelly has been a breakout star since her show debuted in October of 2013. As a result she was hotly pursued by all the major networks including the volunteer community based programmer Nutmeg TV.
Nutmeg reportedly offered her a parking space close to the entrance of their Farmington studios, and agreed to waive the requirement she attend their free classes on how to use the equipment. “How can you say no to that?” wondered Joanie Sutter, Executive Director of Nutmeg TV during negotiations.
After being spurned by Megyn Kelly the Public-access channel has turned their attention to CNN anchors Michael Smerconish, Poppy Harlow and Toby, a cart corral operator at Stop & Shop on Pine Street.