Sunday Show Preview: February 14, 2016

Inside Story 2-14-16Every 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.

Lauren Mayk is our host and our guest is U.S. Senate Candidate Katie McGinty.

Face the State

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

Our guest is Budget Secretary Randy Albright. We’re talking about the budget, the one that wasn’t passed.  lus, the one just proposed by Governor Wolf. Tony and Charlie are here and RJ Harris is our guest journalist this week!

Inside Story

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

Host Matt O’Donnell and our Insiders discuss the reaction to Governor Wolf’s proposed budget for 2016-17. Topics also include Governor Christie’s leave from the presidential race, Darrell Clarke’s massive job plan announcement, and how Kathleen Kane survived the senate vote. Be sure to catch Inside Story to join the discussion!


George Burrell

Val DiGiorgio

Jan Ting

Sam Katz

Journalists Roundtable

PCN-9:00 p.m.

On Feb. 9, Gov. Wolf made his second budget address to the General Assembly, but most of his remarks focused on the unfinished budget from the fiscal year 2015-16. The General Assembly and governor will be working on two budgets at once. Meanwhile, the Senate voted on a resolution regarding Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s ability to function as attorney general with a suspended law license. Our guests this week are: Kate Giammarise, with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; and Robb Hanrahan, anchor of CBS-21’s Face the State. Our host this week is Francine Schertzer. Link here.

KD/PG Sunday Edition

CBS2-Pittsburgh-11:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m., on KDKA-TV’s “KD/PG Sunday Edition”, with KDKA-TV News Anchor Ken Rice and John Allison, Associate Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

On this Sunday’s broadcast – the aftermath of the New Hampshire Primary, in Campaign 2016. We’ll look at the winners and losers, and how candidates like Democrat Hillary Clinton and Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio move on, from disappointing showings. in the Granite state.

Could Pennsylvania – usually irrelevant, because of the lateness of its April Presidential Primary – actually play a more important role, this year?

Our guests are Jim Roddey – Chairman of the Republican Committee of Allegheny County, and a supporter of the Marco Rubio Presidential campaign – and Nancy Patton Mills – Chairperson of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee, and a supporter of Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign.

Please join Ken Rice and John Allison – Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m., after CBS’ “Sunday Morning” and “Face the Nation”, for the “KD/PG Sunday Edition”, on KDKA-TV!

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, February 14th at 11:30 AM

WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, February 15th at 8:30 PM

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, February 20th at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, February 20th at 9:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features journalists Karen Langley of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Steve Esack of the Allentown Morning Call, who discuss Governor Wolf’s budget proposal, and the Senate’s failure to remove Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Then, joining host Terry Madonna is Bob Latham, Executive Vice President of Associated Pennsylvania Constructors, for an update on transportation funding going to state police operations. 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 Valentine’s Day, there’s no love lost, between the Republican-controlled, Pennsylvania General Assembly and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf, who, this past week, presented his budget proposal to the General Assembly, for the current fiscal year. However, the problem is, that the legislature never passed Wolf’s budget proposal, for LAST year. Funding for basic education in the Commonwealth remains a critical problem, and some school districts might have to close their doors, if the impasse doesn’t end, soon. We’ll  talk with Patrick Dowd, Ph.D. – Executive Director of “Allies for Children”, a leading member of the “Campaign for Fair Education Funding”, and former member of both Pittsburgh City Council and the Pittsburgh School Board – about the educational consequences of this crisis.

Then, imagine, being able to travel from Pittsburgh to New York City – within about a half-hour! A pipe dream? No, but passengers could be traveling in floating pods, inside large tubes, at 700-miles an hour! Carnegie Mellon University engineering students – part of the school’s Integrated Innovation Institute – are in competition with other universities – for funding to complete their Hyperloop project. Jon Delano talks with two of those graduate students – Vishal Jain and Pranit Deshmukh – about this ambitious and exciting project!

Finally, we’ll tell you how you can help to nominate the “Entrepreneur of the Year” – for a program sponsored by the Pittsburgh office of Ernst & Young – a worldwide, professional services and auditing firm. Our guests are Darrell Smalley, Principal, at the Pittsburgh office of Ernst & Young and co-director of the “Entrepreneur of the Year 2016” program for Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia – and Bill Sarris, President of Sarris Candies, and recipient of this award, in 2014. An impressive gala is planned, for this year’s event, in June.

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

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