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Sunday Show Preview: April 19, 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.

Face the State

CBS21-Harrisburg-11:30 a.m.

Host: Tanya Foster

This week, Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R) 46th District is our guest and we talk about her new legislation regarding gun background checks and the status of the state budget process and some alternatives to taxes in Governor Wolf’s plan. Charlie and Tony are here and RJ Harris from WHP 580 is our guest journalist.

Inside Story

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

Host: Matt O’Donnell


Pedro Ramos – Attorney

Jan Ting – Law Professor

Dom Giordano – Talk Show Host

Renee Amoore – GOP State Official

Journalists Roundtable

PCN-Harrisburg-8:30 p.m. (Rerun from Thurs.)

PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s staff changes are again making headlines and two of the attorney general’s offices were served with search warrants as part of a continuing grand jury investigation of Kane. Coming on the program tonight to talk about the latest on Kane are Angela Couloumbis, state government reporter with the Philadelphia Inquirer; Christian Alexandersen, statehouse reporter with PennLive & The Patriot News, and Brad Bumsted, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Topics include Attorney General Kathleen Kane, the state budget, property taxes, and the resignation of Rep. Glen Grell to become head of the Public School Employees’ Retirement System. Our host this week is Brian Lockman. Link here.

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, April 19th at 7:30 AM

Pennsylvania Cable Network, Sunday, April 19th at 4:30 PM

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

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

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

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features an interview with Katherine C. Pearson, Professor of Law at Penn State’s Dickinson Law, who discusses what’s being done in the state to combat elder abuse. Then, joining host Terry Madonna is Cathleen Palm, Founder of the Center for Children’s Justice, to discuss increasing child protection. Link here.

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