Sunday Show Preview: December 6, 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: Rosemary Connors

Topic: A new approach to keeping addicts drug free after they survive an overdose

Face the State

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

Senator Daylin Leach of the 17th district is our guest. Tony and Charlie are both here today with John Micek joining us for commentary in the last block. Topics this week include gun control, medical marijuana, and the state budget.

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 Ken Rice and David Shribman, Executive Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

On this Sunday’s broadcast – the aftermath of the shooting massacre in San Bernardino, California – which left at least fourteen people killed and 21-others wounded, after a heavily-armed couple began firing assault weapons, during a state social services center’s holiday party.

San Bernardino was the 355th mass shooting in this country, this year –  adding up to more than one incident – per day – on average.

How will the investigation determine whether this was an act of terrorism, who is involved, and who provided the ammunition and weapons, for the assault?

We’ll talk with Larry Likar, J.D. – retired supervisory agent for the F.B.I. and Professor and Chairman of the Department of Justice, Law, and Security – at La Roche College. We’ll also ask Terrence Brown – CEO of Safety & Security Consultants, LLC – a retired police officer and U.S. Air Force security specialist – how his company trains businesses and other institutions for “active shooter’ and “active threat preparedness” – in a changing world of heightened security.

Then, we’ll hear from Carrie Kuhs, LPC – a counselor, child and adolescent therapist, and board-certified art therapist with Pittsburgh Mercy Behavioral Health – part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System – about how to talk with children about the San Bernardino and other terrorism incidents.

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

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, December 6th at 11:30 AM

Pennsylvania Cable Network, Sunday, December 6th at 8:30 AM

WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, December 7th at 8:30 PM

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, December 12th at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, December 12th at 9:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features journalists Brad Bumsted of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Tribune, and Pete Muntean, Capitol Reporter for WGAL-TV, for a budget update and an update on Kathleen Kane. Then, joining host Terry Madonna is Patrick Conway, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association, and Robin Wiessmann, Secretary of Banking and Securities, for a discussion of cyber security and the Governor’s consumer financial protection initiative. 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:

What kind of a Christmas shopping season is it, for merchants? With a Thanksgiving Day start, sales were down – including Black Friday’s figures. When is the best time to shop – and will there be bigger bargains, before the holiday? We’ll ask Audrey Guskey, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of Marketing, at Duquesne University’s Palumbo-Donahue School of Business.

Then, we’ll introduce you to a local realtor, who is helping military vets and veteran law enforcement personnel with special rebates, to purchase a home.

Our guests are Jim Schons – owner of Home Buyers Marketing II – and Debra Sawchuk – real estate consultant, with that firm. Schons is also the local franchise owner of “Homes for Heroes” – and has details, on how vets can qualify, for this special program.

Finally, a progress report, on how the Steeltown Entertainment Project – created a dozen years ago – is providing opportunities for the writing, producing, and performing talents of people, in the Pittsburgh area. We welcome the co-founder of Steeltown – Carl Kurlander – who has been instrumental, in putting Steeltown on the entertainment industry’s radar screen, in Hollywood and New York, and who is also training young people for the skills needed, to become the filmmakers of tomorrow.

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

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