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Sunday Show Preview: April 2nd, 2017

InsideStory040217Every 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.


NBC10-Philadelphia-11:30 a.m.

Public Relations expert Charlie Gerow has advice for  President Trump on how he can turn around his Presidency after suffering several big policy losses and in wake of Russia and wiretapping claims. We also discuss the local impact of Mr. Trump’s plan for tax reform.

Face the State

CBS21-Harrisburg-11:30 a.m.

This week we have GOP Chairman Val DiGiorgio as our guest.

Inside Story

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

Host Matt O’Donnell and our Insiders discuss the race for District Attorney and members of ‘Black Lives Matter’ calling for Seth Williams to resign . Other topics include the optics of the Bridgegate sentencing, lottery education in Philadelphia, and President Trump cracking down on sanctuary cities and a local congressman. Catch the Inside Story Sunday at 11:30am on 6abc.

Donna Gentile O’Donnell

Ed Turzanski

Sharmain Matlock-Turner

Jeff Jubelirer

KD/PG Sunday Edition

CBS2-Pittsburgh-11:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning@11:30AM., on KDKA-TV’s “KD/PG Sunday Edition”, with KDKA-TV News Anchor Ken Rice and David Shribman – Executive Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

On this week’s broadcast – as Congress battles over elements of President Donald J. Trump’s proposed federal budget, some difficult and painful funding choices may have to be made.  Non-profit organizations, like “Meals on Wheels” – which receive Federal assistance, as well as private donations – are worried about how they will be able to service those, who need their help, the most.

Our guests are Maxwell King – President and CEO of the Pittsburgh Foundation – which is preparing for a special initiative – “Critical Needs Alert” – part of its “Safety Net Pittsburgh” and scheduled – on-line – for May 23rd – and Lisa Scales – CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Don’t miss this important broadcast, Sunday morning@11:30AM., on the “KD/PG Sunday Edition”, on KDKA-TV!

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, April 2nd at 11:30 AM

WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, April 3rd at 8:30 PM

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, April 8th at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, April 8th at 9:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features WGAL’s Mike Straub guest hosting for Terry Madonna. Mike talks with Representative Bryan Cutler (R-100th District), State House Majority Whip, for a discussion of health policy, the state budget, and the upcoming legislative agenda. Link here.

The Sunday Business Page

CBS2-Pittsburgh-6:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning@6:30AM., on KDKA-TV’s “The Sunday Business Page”, with KDKA-TV’s Money & Politics Editor Jon Delano:

On this week’s program:

Pittsburgh-based Westinghouse Electric – now owned by the Japanese company Toshiba – this week, announced its intention to file for bankruptcy protection, under Chapter 11.

What does that mean – for the company, its employees, customers, investors, and creditors? Our special guest is the Honorable Judith K. Fitzgerald (Retired), former Chief Judge for U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Shareholder, with the Pittsburgh law firm Tucker Arensberg, P.C., and Professor of Practice, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Then, a close look at some new figures, that could give some cause, for concern:

Recent data, from the U.S. Census Bureau – shows that the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area had the second-worst population loss, from last year – almost 9,000, from a multi-county area – second-only, to crime-challenged, Chicago, for this type of population loss. The only county to gain population, during this period of time, was Butler County.

We’ll also look at new unemployment data – which shows employment grew in the Pittsburgh area – by 10,000 jobs – or, by one percent — even though the figure is below the “benchmark” average of two percent.

What’s behind the figures?

We’ll ask Chris Briem – Regional Economist, for the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Social & Urban Research – and Doug Heuck – founder, editor, and publisher of “Pittsburgh Quarterly” and Director of “Pittsburgh Today”, for Pitt’s Center for Social & Urban Research.

Please join Jon Delano, for this timely & important discussion – Sunday morning@6:30AM., on KDKA-TV’s “The Sunday Business Page”!

One Response

  1. OK, so what clowns are going to be where pontificating on possible outcomes that they have no idea about what will happen. They just know they are “experts” and get paid to fill airtime. That way the media companies can sell ads and get rich. It is like feeding slop to hogs, then slaughtering them. Voters are the hogs, if you have not already deduced that. In other words, if you are a poorly educated (Trump) voter.

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