Sunday Show Preview: December 10th, 2017

Every 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.

Inside Story

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

Host Tamala Edwards interviews Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) about the dissolution of the School Reform Commission and the future plans for the school district, as well as the City Council “Plexiglass Debate” at beer delis and the audit of the Philadelphia Parking Authority.   Our Insiders delve further into the “Plexiglass Debate” plus weigh in on the Abortion Bill in Harrisburg and those strange comments by PA State Rep. Metcalfe making national news.   Catch the inside story  .. Sunday at 11:30 am.

NewsMaker: Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D)

Nia Meeks

Christine Flowers

Jim Eisenhower

Brian Tierney

KD/PG Sunday Edition

CBS2-Pittsburgh-8:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning@11:30am., on KDKA-TV’s “KD/PG Sunday Edition”, with KDKA-TV News Anchor Stacy Smith and John Allison, Editorial Page Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

On this week’s broadcast:

Just over a year, since Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States, he has already transformed American politics, and the Presidency – itself.

We’ll talk about the Trump era – with Philip J. Harold, Ph.D. – Professor of Political Science at Robert Morris University – and Simon F. Haeder, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at West Virginia University’s John D. Rockefeller IV School of Policy and Politics.

Please join Stacy Smith & John Allison for the “KD/PG Sunday Edition” – Sunday morning@8:30AM., on KDKA-TV.

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, December 10th at 11:30 AM
WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, December 11th at 8:30 PM
WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, December 16th at 9:30 AM
WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, December 16th at 9:30 AM
Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) Saturday, December 9th at 6:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features Gene Barr, CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry, who discusses the 2018 Governor’s contest, focusing on the four announced Republican candidates, and issues surrounding workers’ compensation. Then, Theodore Christopher, MD, President of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, joins host Terry Madonna for a discussion of the opioid crisis, prior authorization, and nurse practitioners. Link here.

The Sunday Business Page

CBS2-Pittsburgh-6:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning @ 6:30, on KDKA-TV’s “The Sunday Business Page,” with KDKA-TV’s money & politics editor, Jon Delano:

This week, a special Christmas season edition:

Next Thursday evening – from 7:00pm.-8:00pm., KDKA-TV and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation will present the 64th annual “KDKA Free Care Fund” benefit show, on KDKA-TV.

Over the years, the program has raised more than 65-million dollars – and, last year, collected more than one-point-seven million dollars, in donations, and pledges.

We’ll talk with Greg Barrett – President of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation – and Susie Shipley – President & CEO of the Western Pennsylvania and Ohio Valley region of Huntington Bank – a major supporter of the Children’s “Free Care Fund” – about the urgent need to help Children’s patients, this year.

Then, we’ll hear why Covestro LLC (the former Bayer Corporation) hosted a special sustainability summit, in the Pittsburgh area – called – “Thinc 30” – and why environmental sustainability can be “good business”.

Our guests are Covestro’s head of External Communications – Bob Walker – and Josiah Gilliam – Special Assistant to the CEO and Manager of the Homewood Children’s Village – a participant, in the THinc 30” summit, last week.

You’ll hear why sustainability is a perfect match, for the Children’s Village and “My Brother’s Keeper” programs.

Finally, the inspiring story, of how the President & CEO of West Arete — a creative software company in State College, Pennsylvania — is focusing his company’s business plan, on helping companies that want to work for positive change, in the world.

Scott Woods talks with Jon Delano – about West Arete – a Greek term, for “moral virtue” and “excellence, of any kind” — and why its mission includes financial “giveback” – by his clients – to environmental organizations, and other social causes.

Please join Jon, for “The Sunday Business Page” – Sunday ,morning@6:30AM., on KDKA-TV!

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