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The Nose Watches The 'Watchmen' And Says Goodbye To Mr. Dankosky

Watchmen is a limited series of comic books that became a graphic novel in 1987 and a feature film in 2009. And now it's an HBO series from Damon Lindelof that acts as a kind of sequel to the original comics, set 34 years later.

And: Today is John Dankosky's last day at Connecticut Public after 25 years. There is just no denying that WNPR wouldn't be what it is -- and The Colin McEnroe Show wouldn't be at all -- if it weren't for Mr. Dankosky. The Nose tries to begin to come to terms.

Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:


  • John Dankosky - Namesake of The Dankosky Building on heartbroken Asylum Hill in Hartford
  • Jeff Cohen - Connecticut Public Radio's news director, which Mr. Dankosky used to be
  • Sam Hatch - Co-hosts The Culture Dogs on Sunday nights on WWUH
  • Ned Lamont - The 89th governor of Connecticut
  • Dannel Malloy - The 13th chancellor of the University of Maine system; was, until this January, the 88th governor of Connecticut
  • Ralph Nader - Mr. Dankosky's neighbor, among other things
  • Lucy Nalpathanchil - Hosts Where We Live on WNPR, which Mr. Dankosky used to do
  • Carolyn Paine - An actress, comedian, and dancer; founder, director, and choreographer of CONNetic Dance
  • Chion Wolf - Our technical producer and announcer

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Colin McEnroe and Tucker Ives contributed to this show.

Jonathan is a producer for ‘The Colin McEnroe Show.’ His work has been heard nationally on NPR and locally on Connecticut Public’s talk shows and news magazines. He’s as likely to host a podcast on minor league baseball as he is to cover a presidential debate almost by accident. Jonathan can be reached at jmcnicol@ctpublic.org.

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