Talk:Roe Conn

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Im not from Chicago, so I only get to listed to WLS on the web. I've been a roe fan for many years and know that currently the station does not refer to his program as the Roe Conn show, its called Roe and Roper. Im not sure when that changed but someone with better input should update the page. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.129.136.5 (talk) 22:13, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Personality[edit]

I am having a hard time seeing the value of the "Personality" section as it is currently written. It seems to be nothing more than original research. The only source given is to a Robert Feder article for a kid's menu item being named after Conn. The link is dead which is a problem that can be problem probably easily fixed, but the relevance of the information seems questionable, which is a problem that probably cannot be easily fixed. Everything else in the section is uncited and just pretty much impossible to verify per WP:BLPSOURCES and WP:GRAPEVINE. The "hot dog" reference can be added somewhere else if its important enough to keep, but the other stuff does not seemed relevant enough to warrant inclusion as is. Unless proper citations can be found and the wording changed to a more neutral tone, I think it should all be removed. I have added templates just to let others know their are some issues with this particular section. I will look for sources for Sneed and Conn mentioning Wikipedia, and see what can be found. - Marchjuly (talk) 01:32, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Found this archived link of the Feder story about the hot dog stuff. This is all it says, "The Roe Conn." -- Kids' hot dog on the menu of Harry Caray's Restaurant. This kind of mention seems trivial at best and does not seem like significant coverage at all. Moreover, it does not fere to Dusty Baker getting fired or this being the first time a menu item was named after a non-Cub. So once again, this seems like original research/synthesis and doesn't truly reflect what the source says per WP:INTEGRITY. The best that can be done using the Feder source is to simply say something like "Harry Carry's restaurant has a kids' menu item called 'The Roe Conn'", but that certainly, in and of itself, does not seem to warrant mention in Wikipedia. - Marchjuly (talk) 02:46, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
Found two archived link for the June 7, 2006, Sneed column, but both require registration to see the full article. Extracts can be read here and here, but none of them refer to Conn. It seems that this is simply a mention in passing of Conn's birth date by a celebrity gossip columnists so I do not believe it represents significant coverage and deserves to be referred to in Wikipedia. - Marchjuly (talk) 02:56, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Education[edit]

Removed this link from the section per WP:LINKSPAM. It does not seem related to Conn or the material being cited at all. Moreover, a single sentence stating the university Conn attended and what he got his degree in does not, in my opinion warrant it's own section. This information, along with the stuff in the "Personality" section should be included somewhere else if it can be properly sourced. Otherwise, it probably does not deserve mention. - Marchjuly (talk) 01:51, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Conn is listed at Notable Alumni of Denison University which is part of the university's official website. No mention of anthropology though. Even though this is a primary source, it can probably be used to cite the fact that Conn attended the university and graduated from it in 1986, but that's about it can be used for per WP:PSTS. - Marchjuly (talk) 03:04, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
Listen Up is an article about Conn in the Denison Magazine. Again this might be considered a primary source and it's neutral point of view might be questioned, but it is a 4-page article devoted to Conn and his career, so it might be able to be used in some way. It does mention in the article's subtitle that Conn graduated from Denison in 1986, so it could be used for that. Some of Conn's quotes from the article can probably be used as long as they are properly attributed per MOS:QUOTE. - Marchjuly (talk) 04:15, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
These donors' list for 2011 and 2012 for the Dension Class of 1986 are some other primary sources that might be useful. They also gives Conn's middle initial as "B" and could possibly be added to the article as support if deemed necessary. - Marchjuly (talk) 04:30, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
This Chicago Reader article mentions that Conn studied anthropology as follows: Maybe in graduate school they explain that archaeology is the one where you dig up bones. From WLS's bio sheet on midday host Roe Conn: "In college, Roe studied anthropology but decided after graduation from Denison University that digging up bones was not for him.", but more of a poke at the WLS's bio sheet confusing anthropology and archaeology than a comment on what Conn studied. Seems to have no value as a source other than to show that Conn WLS bio sheet says he studied anthropology. - Marchjuly (talk) 04:30, 5 November 2014 (UTC)