Sunday Show Preview: December 20, 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.

Face the State

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

Our guest this week is Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack. We’ll be talking about the budget. John Micek is also here along with Tony and Charlie for commentary.

Inside Story

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

Host Matt O’Donnell and our Insiders  – George Burrell, Val DiGiorgio, Larry Platt and Renee Amoore- discuss the PA State Budget Impasse and truly why it’s taking so long to pass. Also debated are the City’s new ‘Ban the Box Bill’ and how it will or will not combat recidivism, a NJ Congressman’s stance on ending loopholes for gun purchases, and the far reaching tentacles of the Kathleen Kane saga on regional politics. Happy Holidays and a shout out to our hardworking Director and Crew Members who work so hard on the show every week. Catch the Inside Story…Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

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’s Money & Politics Editor Jon Delano, substituting for KDKA-TV News anchors Stacy Smith and Ken Rice, and David Shribman, Executive Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

As Pennsylvania state lawmakers continue their struggle to pass a long-overdue state budget, we’ll examine the toll the impasse is taking – on educational and social services programs, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our guests include Patrick Dowd, Ph.D. – former member of both Pittsburgh City Council and the Pittsburgh School Board – and Executive Director of “Allies for Children” – a non-profit, child advocacy group that is working for policy changes, to improve the lives of children, Linda B. Hippert, Ed. D. – Executive Director of the Allegheny Intermediate Unit – which services 42-suburban school districts in Allegheny County, and five vocational/technical schools, and Stephen Christian-Michaels – President and CEO of Family Services of Western Pennsylvania — one of Pittsburgh’s most important social service providers.

Hear their stories of children, their families, and school districts – caught in the middle of this partisan, political struggle, in Harrisburg.

Please join Jon Delano and David Shribman – for this important discussion, on the “KD/PG Sunday Edition” – Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m., on KDKA-TV.

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, December 20th at 11:30 AM

Pennsylvania Cable Network, Sunday, December 20th at 8:30 AM

WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, December 21st at 8:30 PM

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, December 26th at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, December 26th at 9:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features journalists Robert Swift of Times-Shamrock Newspapers, and John Micek, Editorial Page Editor for Harrisburg Patriot News/PennLive, who provide an update on Attorney General Kathleen Kane, the pornographic email scandal, and the state budget. Then, joining host Terry Madonna is David W. Patti, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Business Council, for a preview of next year’s elections. 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”, with KDKA-TV’S Money & Politics Editor Jon Delano:

On this week’s broadcast, the emphasis is on innovation, as we prepare, for 2016.

In our first segment, we’ll tell you about the Mon Valley Initiative’s creative efforts to remake the old Free Press buildings, in Braddock, Pennsylvania, into space for new businesses. Our guests are Alyssa Catalano and Michael Studebaker – co-owners of Studebaker Metals (who also happen to be married to each other) – a metal accessory and jewelry manufacturer – and the first commercial tenant to occupy this space – and Patrick Shattuck – Real Estate Director for the Mon Valley Initiative.

Then, the innovative idea of two sisters, from Pittsburgh’s South Hills section – who decided to use Lego bricks and other creative toys – to teach children subjects like mathematics. and concepts – like “teamwork”. The company is called Snapology – and its services include birthday parties for children – using this teaching tool. Our guest is Laura Coe – co-founder of Snapology, which has expanded its franchise into twenty states, and Canada.

Finally, some last-minute, Christmas shopping advice – at the Holiday Market – in Downtown Pittsburgh’s Market Square. Our guests include Tom Michael, President of Larrimor’s – a recognized, Downtown Pittsburgh clothier – and Leigh Ann White – Vice-President of Marketing and Communications, for the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership.

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

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