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Sunday Show Preview: December 13, 2015

Inside Story 12-11-2015Every 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: Keith Jones

We discuss the fallout over Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s explosive comments. Many Republicans are concerned about damage to the party. GOP political analyst Joe Watkins and local Democratic consultant Eleanor Dezzi will hash it out.

Also, Julie Coker Graham the new President & CEO of the Philly Convention and Visitors Bureau and the first African American woman in the country to lead a major CVB.

And social worker Mike Newell who will give tips for checking up on your parent’s health over the holidays. He’ll give us warning signs to look for if they are in nursing care and how to start the conversation if you determine they need support.

Face the State

CBS21-Harrisburg-8:30 a.m. (Rerun PCN-9:00 a.m.)

Marcus Brown, Dir. Of Homeland Security is here to talk about the two most recent terror attacks in CA and Paris as well as the refugee crisis. Tony May is here for Democratic analysis and RJ Harris is pinch hitting for Charlie for the Republican side.

Inside Story

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

Host Monica Malpass and the Insiders dive right into the sparring of words between Mayor Michael Nutter and Donald Trump, as the conversation on comments from the GOP candidate suggesting a ban on Muslim people creates fear mongering as well as populous thoughts of Nationalism. They discuss what it will take to keep Americans safe, while keeping the ideals of American life intact. Also – a porngate update as the PA Senate agrees to move forward with removal proceedings for Attorney General Kathleen Kane and the PA Supreme Court Judge Eakins is charged with misconduct. Catch the Inside Story…Sunday at 11:30 a.m.


Ajay Raju

Dom Giordano

Nelson Diaz

Ed Turzanski

KD/PG Sunday Edition

CBS2-Pittsburgh-8:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m., 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:

Donald Trump continues to lead most national political polls, in the race for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination. But, he also caused a great deal of controversy, this past week, over comments calling for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States”, until, “our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

We’ll hear reaction to those comments, and the Trump candidacy, from Wasiullah Mohamed – Executive Director of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh – and Jim Roddey – former Allegheny County Chief Executive, and Chairman of the Allegheny County Republican Committee.

Please join Stacy Smith and David Shribman, for this timely conversation – Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. , on the “KD/PG Sunday Edition” on KDKA-TV.

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, December 13th at 11:30 AM

Pennsylvania Cable Network, Sunday, December 13th at 8:30 AM

WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, December 14th at 8:30 PM

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, December 19th at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, December 19th at 9:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features an interview with Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Leslie Richards, for an update on federal funds and infrastructure improvements. Then, joining host Terry Madonna are journalists Steve Esack of the Allentown Morning Call, and Mary Wilson, Capitol Reporter for PA Public Radio, for a discussion of the budget impasse and efforts to deal with the efforts to expand alcohol sales. Link here.

The Sunday Business Page

CBS2-Pittsburgh-6:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m., on KDKA-TV’s “The Sunday Business Page” – co-hosted – this week – by KDKA-TV’s Money & Politics Editor Jon Delano and KDKA-TV Weekend News Anchor Paul Martino:

On this week’s broadcast, the popular Pittsburgh Public Market faces the prospect of having to move – again – because a Philadelphia landlord won’t renew its Strip District building lease. We’ll talk with the Public Market’s General Manager – Rich Westerfield – and Jeanette Harris – one of the Market’s vendors, and owner of “Gluten Free Goat” – about the Public Market’s appeal – and what comes, next.

Then, Jon Delano’s special interview with J. Gregory Barrett — the President of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation and Bob Wade – President of Wade Heating & Cooling – a major hospital supporter – about Children’s 125th anniversary and its amazing, “Free Care Fund”. Children’s has never turned a child away, because of the inability to pay for medical care. Our guests will preview this coming Thursday’s 62nd KDKA Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund Benefit Show – from 7-8pm., on KDKA-TV, and will discuss how viewers can contribute to this crucial part of Pittsburgh’s medical community.

Finally, two Pittsburgh attorneys – who took part in a long, legal battle, representing the families of 29 coal miners, who were killed, in the 2010 Massey Energy Mine Disaster, in Montcoal, West Virginia – reflect on a mixed verdict delivered by a jury, against former Massey CEO Don Blankenship. The jury convicted Blankenship on the misdemeanor charge of conspiracy, to violate mine safety laws. However, they acquitted him of the more serious charges of lying to prosecutors, and securities-related charges.

Paul Martino talks with David Fawcett and Bruce Stanley – who worked together on the case, while at the Pittsburgh-based, Reed Smith law firm, where Fawcett remains, as a partner. Stanley has since begun his own law practice.

Please join us, for “The Sunday Business Page”, Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m., on KDKA-TV.

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