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Sunday Show Preview: April 12, 2015

MicrophonesEvery 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.

We’re just starting out and our hope is this feature will grow with time. So, if there is a program you’d like to recommend or, better yet, you work for a program not yet featured here send us a message ( and we’ll try to include it.


NBC10-Philadelphia-11:30 a.m.

Host: Rosemary Connors

We have Melissa Murray Bailey the only Republican in the race for mayor of Philadelphia. Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz talks about dangerous vacant building in the city and why there are delays tearing many down. And we have Delaware County Councilman Mike Culp talking about Heroin addiction in the county and what is being done to tame the problem.

Face the State

CBS21-Harrisburg-11:30 a.m.

Host: Tanya Foster

We’re talking to John Goodwin, the Director of Animal Cruelty Policy for the Humane Society of the United States. We’re talking about several bills right now in the state legislature aimed at protecting animals including a proposed ban on pigeon shoots in the state. As always, Charlie and Tony are here, along with John Micek of the Patriot News.

Inside Story

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

Host: Monica Malpass

Panel: Sharmain Matlock-Turner / Non-Profit Exec.

Val DiGirogio / Attorney

G. Terry Madonna / F&M Poll

Christine Flowers / Attorney/ Journalist

Host Monica Malpass talks with freshman Congressman Brendan Boyle (D) from the 13th Congressional District on the issues of wage discrimination, social security and the gridlock in Washington politics. Our Insiders then dive right into the Mayor’s race today discussing Lynne Abraham’s fainting spell, Kenney’s recent endorsement by African-American politicians, Williams and a fundraising fine he must pay along with Doug Oliver’s quote on race. They also touch on the cop from South Carolina who has been charged with murder and will Governor Wolf’s budget make it through the legislature.

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, April 12th at 7:30 AM

Pennsylvania Cable Network, Sunday, April 12th at 4:30 PM

WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, April 13th at 8:30 PM

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, April 18th at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, April 18th at 9:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features a discussion of education issues and standards with David W. Patti, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Business Council and Ashley DeMauro, State Director of StudentsFirst in PA. Then, joining host Terry Madonna is State Representative Mike Tobash (R-125th District), for a discussion of the state budget and his pension proposal. Link here.

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