Sunday Show Preview: January 7th, 2018

Every Friday afternoon, we provide a preview of the various Sunday morning political talk shows that are filmed and broadcast throughout the commonwealth.

Our hope is to alert readers to the important interviews and insights that each show in their region offers.

This Week in Pennsylvania

WHTM/Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York – Sunday at 10am

WBRE/Wilkes Barre-Scranton-Hazelton – Sunday 630am

WTAJ/Johnstown-Altoona-State College – Sunday 630am

WJET/Erie – Sunday 10am

WDVM/Hagerstown, MD – Sunday 7am

WETM/Elmira, New York – Sunday 7am

We have officials from the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission on to talk about handling claims of sexual harassment and other forms of workplace misconduct and the resources they provide, for free, to help employees in difficult situations. We also have the latest government officials to be ousted as a result of sexual harassment claims. And what new laws took effect in the New Year that could impact you? We’ll have the answers on This Week in Pennsylvania.

Inside Story

6abc-Philadelphia-11:30 a.m.

Host Monica Malpass welcomes Delaware Senator Chris Coons (D) to discuss the tone and temperature in Washington right now, what’s on the agenda for 2018 and how he’s moving the needle on bipartisanship in Congress.  Our Insiders discuss the new Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner and City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart and what they’ll bring to their respective offices.  Plus we discuss the upcoming PA elections and which republican seats could be vulnerable moving forward.

Nelson Diaz

Val DiGiorgio

David Dix

Jeff Jubelirer

KD/PG Sunday Edition

CBS2-Pittsburgh-8:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning@11:30am., on KDKA-TV’s “KD/PG Sunday Edition”, with KDKA-TV News Anchor Ken Rice and John Allison, Editorial Page Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

On this week’s broadcast:

More people died in the United States, this year, from opioid overdoses, than the total number of military deaths from the Vietnam War, and fatalities, from traffic accidents, or, breast cancer.

The opioid overdose crisis has been called a national “emergency”, and United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced the formation of a special F.B.I. Violent Crimes Task Force, to address the problem.  We’ll talk with law enforcement personnel in Pittsburgh, on the “front lines” of this battle:

Chad Yarbrough – is Assistant Special Agent in Charge, at F.B.I. Pittsburgh.

Shawn Brokos – is Supervisory Special Agent, for F.B.I. Pittsburgh.

Lt. Sean Frank – is a 26-year-veteran of the Shaler Township Police force, and a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy Session #268, who has personally trained police officers in the application of NARCAN – or, Naloxone – an opioid antidote, which has been successfully used, to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Lieutenant Frank has also personally administered NARCAN, to overdose victims.

Don’t miss, this important discussion, Sunday morning@8:30AM., on the “KD/PG Sunday Edition”, on KDKA-TV.

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, November 19th at 11:30 AM

WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, November 20th at 8:30 PM

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, November 25th at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, November 25th at 9:30 AM

Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) Saturday, November 18th at 6:30 AM

On this week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers, WGAL’s Mike Straub guest hosts and interviews Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack about the Pathways to Pardons program, the spending investigation, and his primary challengers, and Congressman Lloyd Smucker about tax reform. Link here.

The Sunday Business Page

CBS2-Pittsburgh-6:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning @ 6:30, on KDKA-TV’s “The Sunday Business Page,” with KDKA-TV’s money & politics editor, Jon Delano:

On this week’s broadcast:

This week’s sustained, bitter-cold temperatures, are likely to lead to a spike, in home heating bills – not, because of a price increase, but because of an increase in customer natural gas usage. But, there is help, available, for those facing difficulties, paying those gas bills.

Mike Huwar – President of Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania and Columbia Gas of Maryland – and Rita Black – Director of Customer Relations, for Peoples Gas – will tell you how and where you can apply for this financial assistance.

Then, Allegheny College, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Crawford County – is adding a Business major, to its longtime Liberal Arts curriculum. We’ll talk with Chris Allison, an Allegheny College graduate, and former CEO  of Tollgate Communications (now, Co-Director of Allegheny College’s Center for Business & Economics) – about this “business” decision, to offer Allegheny students, a powerful combination of business savvy, and Liberal Arts critical thinking, to their college education.

Finally, there’s a continuing dispute, in Pittsburgh, over a large, splashy, yellow vinyl banner, that covers a billboard space, near Mount Washington – with the name – “Sprint”. Lamar Advertising leases the space, to Sprint – the communications giant — that is using this banner, to cover the former Bayer sign. However, many people call the banner, an eyesore, and want it, removed. The matter remains in court. This week, we’ll hear the thoughts of former Allegheny County Commissioner Mike Dawida – Executive Director of Scenic Pittsburgh, and the organization’s Assistant Director – Dave Demko – about the reasons for their strong opposition to the banner, and thoughts about what happens, next.

Please join Jon Delano, Sunday morning@6:30AM., for “The Sunday Business Page”, on KDKA-TV!

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