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Sunday Show Preview: February 28, 2016

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.

This week on NBC10 @ ISSUE we discuss the Philadelphia Commissioners Office  and Ghost Voting in Harrisburg with David Thornburgh of the Committee of Seventy. We also have Mark Edwards the President and CEO of Philadelphia Works.

Face the State

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

We have State Rep. Mauree Gingrich on the show this week. In her last year of office, we’re talking about the budget, Gov. Wolf, Medical Marijuana and Minimum Wage. Brittany Crampsie is in this week for Tony, and Charlie is here for questions and analysis. WHP 580’s RJ Harris is back for the Keystone Commentary.

Inside Story

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

It’s the Inside Story NEW IDEAS Show. Host Tamala Edwards moderates a tour-de-force dialogue on topics ranging from job creation and education…to pension reform and urban redesign with six of our power-house panelists. Tune in to hear this on-air think tank session, filled with a few ideas designed to motivate change. Sunday at 11:30 a.m.


George Burrell

Christine Flowers

Larry Platt

Ajay Raju

Nia Meeks

Sam Katz

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 Stacy Smith and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Executive Editor David Shribman:

On this week’s broadcast, a post-mortem, on the contentious Republican Presidential debate in Houston, Texas, Thursday night, from Pennsylvania’s Republican United States Senator, Pat Toomey.  Toomey — who is seeking re-election — has endorsed fellow G.O.P. Senate colleague Marco Rubio’s Presidential campaign. We’ll also talk with Senator Toomey, about Senate Republicans’ decision NOT to hold confirmation hearings for ANY nominee chosen by President Obama, to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, on the United States Supreme Court – before the end of the Obama presidency.

We’ll also ask Toomey about President Obama’s decision to close GITMO – the American military detention camp and military prison, located with the Guantanamo Bay Naval base that fronts Guantanamo Bay, in Cuba.

In 2002, GITMO was established, during the George W. Bush Administration. Then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld said this use of the prison, was to detain dangerous criminals, and prosecute them, for war crimes, against the United States.  President Obama says the base serves as a recruiting tool, for terrorist groups, like ISIS. Senator Toomey disagrees, and wants to keep GITMO open.

Please join Stacy Smith and David Shribman, for this conversation with Senator Pat Toomey, on the “KD/PG Sunday Edition” – Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m., immediately following CBS’ “Face the Nation”, on KDKA-TV!

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, February 28th at 11:30 AM

WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, February 29th at 8:30 PM

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, March 5th at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, March 5th at 9:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features Gene Barr, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, for an update on their Economic Forecast Summit, with an emphasis on economic growth in the state. Then, joining host Terry Madonna are reporters Angela Couloumbis of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Mary Wilson of PA Public Radio, for a roundup of the big state capitol stories of the week. 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:

This week, came the welcome news that the United Steelworkers and Allegheny Technologies, Inc. (ATI) had reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, which, if approved, could end a long, bitter work stoppage (ruled by the National Labor Relations Board to be an illegal lockout, against the workers). But, this issue is only one of many challenges, facing the American steel industry – which struggles with the powerful wave of illegally dumped, cheap, foreign steel from countries like Russia and China, as well as a huge slump in business, because of reduced need for steel pipe for drilling, because of a glut of foreign oil.

We’ll talk with John Delaney, Ph.D. – Professor of Business Administration, Organizations, and Entrepreneurship, and former Dean, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business – and Ronald Ashburn – Executive Director of the Association for Iron & Steel Technology – for some valuable perspective, on the uncertain prospects, for an industry that has been so critical to our economy.

Then, recommendations, from a special task force created by Pennsylvania’s Governor Tom Wolf, to improve worker and environmental safety in the Commonwealth’s oil and gas pipeline infrastructure. This issue is becoming increasingly important, as Pennsylvania becomes a bigger player, in the exploration of natural gas. Keith Coyle – Washington, D.C.-based attorney, and Shareholder, for Babst Calland –  and, a task force member – joins Jon Delano, to discuss some of the recommendations, from that study.

Finally, it’s sad, but true, that Pennsylvania ranks near the bottom of the list, in a recent Wallet Hub survey of  companies that are “friendly” to the development and encouragement of women’s entrepreneurship. However, one local businesswoman, is bucking that trend, and she joins Jon Delano, to tell him what she’s learned, during her journey. You’ll meet Dee Barker – founder and CEO of Better Body Image Corporation, and one of her clients – Josh McIntyre – General Manager of  St. Clair Fitness, in Upper St. Clair Township. Find out, what’s so different about Dee’s business, and why she’s been able to attract vital, “seed money” support, to launch her firm.

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

  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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