Sunday Show Preview: August 30, 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.

NBC10 @Issue peels back the truth from fiction when it comes to what the politicians are saying.

Eugene Kiely from is our guest to discuss the groups latest findings.

Face the State

CBS21-Harrisburg-11:30 a.m.

This week James Tully will be filling in as host. State Senator David Argall is our guest. Plus, Tony and John Micek of the Patriot-News are here.

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 News Anchor Stacy Smith and David Shribman – Executive Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

The impact of a remarkable week on Wall Street – on Main Street – and the increasing role that China is playing – in affecting the American economy – including corporations based in Pittsburgh. Our guests  are PNC Financial Services Group’s Senior Vice-President and Senior Macroeconomist – Augustine “Gus” Faucher, Ph.D. – and Dennis Unkovic, J.D. – partner with the Pittsburgh law firm of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP, and an international transactional lawyer – who often negotiates mergers and acquisitions with foreign governments – including China – and businesses located there, who have major connections to corporations in Pittsburgh.

That’s the “KD/PG Sunday Edition” – right after “Face the Nation” – on KDKA-TV.

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

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

Pennsylvania Cable Network, Sunday, August 30th at 4:30 PM

WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, August 31st at 8:30 PM

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, September 5th at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, September 5th at 9:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features mid-state mayors Kim Bracy of York and Rick Gray of Lancaster, for a discussion of the successes and challenges facing their respective cities. Then, John Pippy, CEO of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance, joins host Terry Madonna for a discussion of how recent carbon emissions rulings will affect the Pennsylvania economy. 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:

Wild swings in stock prices, on Wall Street, record trading, and investor angst all marked this past week. We’ll talk with financial analyst Rick Applegate, CFP, AIFA, CLU, ChFC – part of Newsradio 1020 KDKA’s “Moneytalk” Report, on the “KDKA Morning News” – and partner at the Pittsburgh office of Cantor Fitzgerald Wealth Partners, L.P. – about what caused such massive selling, record highs and lows, and uncertainty, about the future.

Then, more promising news, about job growth, in the Pittsburgh region. Doug Heuck – program director for “Pittsburgh Today” – a non-profit research organization at the University of Pittsburgh and editor/publisher of Pittsburgh Quarterly – joins us – to discuss an almost three percent increase from last year, in the number of jobs added to the Pittsburgh workforce –including the surprisingly growing area of tourism and hospitality employment.

Finally, an inspiring story about a young veterinarian, who survived Hurricane Katrina – and resettled in Pittsburgh – to start over. Aileen Ruiz. DVM, is now owner of a veterinary hospital called “Big Easy” – with a New

Orleans flair – right in the heart of Pittsburgh’s growing Lawrenceville community. The hospital is marking the 10th anniversary of Katrina, with an expansion of its business – which recently moved to bigger space.

From “the Big Easy” – to the Big Easy Animal Hospital — also means new, young life, and business – for Pittsburgh. You’ll hear Dr. Ruiz explain why Pittsburgh has provided a good ending to a challenging tragedy, for this remarkable woman.

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