Sunday Show Preview: August 2, 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.


NBC10-Philadelphia-11:30 a.m.

Host: Tracy Davidson

Fr. John Swope – The new President of St. Joe’s Prep

Robert Brzenchek – Security expert to talk about how the city will cope with the Pope

Alva Mather – She will discuss new calorie counts that will be required on drinks sold in bars and restaurants

Face the State

CBS2-Harrisburg-11:30 a.m.

State Rep. Kate Klunk of York County on the show this week. Plus Tony, Charlie and John Micek of Pennlive is our guest journalist.

Inside Story

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

Host: Monica Malpass

Host Monica Malpass and the Insiders discuss the indictment of 11-term U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah and what these charges mean for him, the constituents he serves and the political landscape in Philadelphia. Other topics include the on-going PA Budget impasse, a new campaign finance disclosure law for Philly, and is the city TRULY prepared for the millions to arrive for the Papal visit.


Ajay Raju

Renee Amoore

Larry Platt

Sam Katz

KD/PG Sunday Edition

CBS2-Pittsburgh-11:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning, on KDKA-TV’s “KD/PG Sunday Edition” broadcast, with KDKA-TV’s Money & Politics Editor Jon Delano (substituting for KDKA-TV news anchors Stacy Smith and Ken Rice) and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Associate Editor John Allison:

Why does the flag play such an emotional, important role in American history and politics? It became the center of controversy, in June, when a gunman burst into a bible class at the Charleston, South Carolina Emanuele African Methodist Episcopal Church, and killed nine people – wounding another. The gunman posted photos of himself – on-line – surrounded by the Confederate flag, and confessed to committing the shooting spree, as a way of starting a racial war. The South Carolina legislature then voted to remove the Confederate flag from the state house.

We’ll talk about the flag – what it means – and why American history – including the Civil War – matters, more than ever, in dealing with present and future race relations.

Our guests are Andrew Masich, Ph.D. – President and CEO of the Senator H.John Heinz III Regional History Center – and Michael Kraus – curator of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh – an institution created after the Civil War – to honor local veterans who had served during that conflict.

Please join Jon Delano and John Allison for an important discussion – Sunday morning, on “The KD/PG Sunday Edition”, right after “Face the Nation”, on KDKA-TV.

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, August 2nd at 7:30 AM

Pennsylvania Cable Network, Sunday, August 2nd at 4:30 PM

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

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

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

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features a discussion of child abuse protection with Angela Liddle, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, and Tina Phillips, the PFSA’s Director of Training. Then, joining host Terry Madonna is Mary Steffey, Board President of the Agora Cyber Charter School, to discuss cyber charter school operations and special education. Link here.

The Sunday Business Page

CBS2-Pittsburgh-6:30 a.m.

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

Good economic news, for Pittsburgh, as the U.S. Defense Department renews its contract with Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI). We’ll talk with Paul Nielsen,Ph.D. – Director and CEO of SEI – and Richard Pethia – Director of its computer engineering readiness team (CERT) about the growing importance of SEI, in an age of increased threats to cybersecurity.

Then, we’ll have the inspiring story of two sisters from McLean, Virginia – who – at the ages of eight and ten – decided to create a scholarship fund, to help the spouses and children of American military personnel attend college and other higher education facilities. It’s their way of saying, “Thanks, USA” – the name of the non-profit organization that distributes its funds. Some of the recipients have come from Western Pennsylvania, and have benefited from the program. We’ll introduce you to Rachel and Kelsi Okun, and their mother, Deanna, in a great interview.

Finally, we’ll tell you about a brand-new book, released by St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, celebrating fifty years of the Pittsburgh Steelers holding their summer training camp, at their campus. We’ll show you some fascinating photos from the book, and talk with its author, retired sportswriter Mike Dudurich.

  • Will Doug Mastriano Run For U.S. Senate?

    • No. Not Enough Support From Mainstream GOP. (91%)
    • Yes. Let Doug Be Doug. (9%)

    Total Voters: 892

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