Our South Florida remote, uplink studio in downtown Fort Lauderdale (servicing Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties) covering the latest earnings news from Spirit Airlines. We welcomed back, Spirit Airlines CEO, Ben Baldanza who was live on CNBC’s Mad Money Show with Jim Cramer. The largest of the low cost carriers, Spirit Airlines, just reported earnings that beat Wall Street estimates by three cents a share, boosting the stock more than seven percent. Despite the recent Ebola scare, which sent many of the airline industry stocks plummeting a few weeks ago, Spirit’s stock has rose dramatically over the past few weeks from $53 to $71 a share now. Spirit’s motto is very simple: they offer no frills flights at the lowest cost per seat in the airline industry, charging extra for carrying on bags. Spirit Airlines Inc. known by their NYSE ticker SAVE, has the lowest costs in the industry, about 10 percent below its other competitors in the low cast carrier category. Cramer is very “bullish” on this stock, predicting that it will go much higher in the near term!
South Florida Video Production Company (servicing Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach County) covering a very close Florida Governor’s Race pitting the incumbent, Rick Scott against his challenger, Former Governor Charlie Crist. Adding to what is already a hotly contested race, is a “fan” controversy that has both campaign camps accusing each other of unfair practices. Our Fort Lauderdale remote uplink studio welcomed criminal defense attorney, Mark Eiglarsh to debate the legal issue(s) involved in this bizarre incident. Mark was live on Fox News’ The Kelly File discussing the issue and giving his unique perspective on it.
At the center of the controversy, is a small electric fan that Governor Crist had placed below his podium. According to the Scott campaign, this violated the “no electronics rule.” The debate’s moderator, CBS4 local news anchor, Elliott Rodriguez, then informed the audience that Governor Scott would not be participating in the debate. He explained that Crist requested to have the fan placed underneath the podium, but that Rick Scott’s campaign showed him the agreement saying that there should be no fan. The audience booed very loudly after hearing that Scott would not debate Crist. Eventually Scott did show up to the debate, about 6 minutes or so late.
Florida voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, November 4th to cast their ballots for the state’s next governor. A just released poll Quinnipac University has the two contestants tied in a dead heat, with both getting 42% of the vote.
South Florida remote, uplink studio covering the latest breaking news developments in the Ebola health scare. Our video production company based in Fort Lauderdale, welcomed back criminal defense attorney, Brian Silber who was live on Fox News’ Happening Now discussing the legal ramifications of the Ebola concern that is making news headlines when the first victim who contracted the disease, Thomas Eric Duncan, died last week after being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Brian was asked and spoke about the “legal obligations” the hospital and its healthcare workers have in caring for patients who have been infected with the Ebola virus.
Amber Vinson is the second nurse, who treated Duncan, to be infected with the Ebola virus. The day before she went to the hospital, Vinson flew from Cleveland to Dallas onboard a Frontier Airlines commercial flight with 132 people on board. Prior to flying, Vinson called the Centers for Disease Control and notified them that her temperature was elevated to 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit. She told the CDC was boarding the flight and that she wash’t warned not to fly. Vinson was flown from Dallas to Atlanta on Wednesday night, to Emory University Hospital. Emory University Hospital has successfully treated two other patients and is currently treating a third patient, a male health care worker who was infected in Sierra Leone. The CDC is considering lowering the current fever threshold (that could signal a possible sign of Ebola), which is currently listed at 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
The CDC is currently reaching out to all the passengers who were onboard the Frontier Airlines flight number 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth that past Monday, October 13th. That aircraft was decontaminated and now placed back in service. The Ebola concern caused President Obama to cancel several of his scheduled trips and fly back to Washington to coordinate with White House agencies on the government’s response to the epidemic.
Our South Florida remote, uplink studio (servicing Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach County) is covering the latest news developments in the arrest of 7th Heaven star, Stephen Collins, who is being investigated on child molestation charges. Collins allegedly confessed in a secretly recorded conversation that he exposed himself and molested several underage children. The NYPD’s Special Victims Unit is investigating several allegations that happened as fatback as 1972. Our video production studio in Fort Lauderdale, welcomed Stacey Honowitz, Supervisor in the Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Unit of the Broward County State Attorney’s Office. Stacey was live on CNN’s Erin Brunett’s Out Front Show discussing the case. Honowitz is also the author of the books “My Privates are Private” and “Genius with a Penis, Don’t Touch.”
Stephen Collins is best known for his acting role in 7th Heaven, where he played the Rev. Eric Camden, a father of seven on the popular sitcom from 1996-2007. The actor allegedly confessed to one of the alleged incidents during a therapy session with his now former wife, Faye Grant, back in January of 2012. In the recording, Collins says he molested a relative of his first wife, Marjorie Weinman “a couple of times.” The alleged victims are from Los Angeles and New York. Following his arrest, Collins was fired from his upcoming role in the movie, Ted 2. It is important to note that Collins has not been charged as of yet, despite his arrest and being fired from his role in the upcoming film.