of the East Coast - though more liberal and historic. Connecticut is home to Paul Newman
and Martha Stewart
and birthplace of the late Hope Lange
. In the 1970s, a time of major demographic change, its governors included the abortion-obsessed Thomas Meskill and the late Ella Grasso.
Connecticut television is dominated by Hartford
's WFSB, Channel 3, formerly home to Oprah
's pal Gayle King
. No other station in America is so obsessed with its frequency number. All the station's personalities wear giant silver 3s on their lapels, and mindlessly chant "three" at every available opportunity. Hartford itself is located halfway between Boston
, and has a marked inferiority complex to both of America's two oldest major cities. The state capitol building, though, is a glorious marvel of Gothic Revival, and well worth a visit.