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Sunday Show Preview: January 21st, 2018

Every 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.

This Week in Pennsylvania

WHTM/Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York – Sunday at 10am

WBRE/Wilkes Barre-Scranton-Hazelton – Sunday 630am

WTAJ/Johnstown-Altoona-State College – Sunday 630am

WJET/Erie – Sunday 10am

WDVM/Hagerstown, MD – Sunday 7am

WETM/Elmira, New York – Sunday 7am

Ahead of school choice week we have the head of the Cyber Charter Academy to talk about the pros and cons of charter schools. We also discuss the news of the day including the state supreme court hearing the re-districting case and Governor Wolf’s attempt to increase overtime pay.

Face the State

CBS21-Harrisburg-8:30 a.m.

This week on CBS 21’s “Face the State with Robb Hanrahan,” we take a look at President Donald Trump’s first year in office. A spirited discussion, bordering on heated, develops between Republican Strategist Charlie Gerow and Democratic Strategist Mark Singel over the President’s actions. Join us for the most talked about local political program, CBS 21’s “Face the State with Robb Hanrahan,” Sunday morning at 8:00.

Inside Story

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

Host Matt O’Donnell and the Insiders discuss the new Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy (D) and his bold agenda for the state.  Also discussed: What’s next for the former N.J. Governor Chris Christie; Philadelphia sues a maker of opioids, another democratic challenger enters the race against Bob Brady, Sen. Toomey (R) officially endorses Lou Barletta (R) for Pa. Senate and was President Trump’s visit to Pittsburgh actually a congressional campaign rally?  PLUS … our panelist give their BEST reasons why Amazon’s Jeff Bezos should pick Philly for their new HQ2!  Catch the Inside Story  .. Sunday at 11:30 am.

Donna Gentile O’Donnell

Brian Tierney

Jim Eisenhower

Jan Ting

KD/PG Sunday Edition

CBS2-Pittsburgh-11:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning@11:30am., on KDKA-TV’s “KD/PG Sunday Edition”, with KDKA-TV News Anchor Ken Rice and David Shribman, Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

On this week’s broadcast:

The finalists, to be selected as the location, for a second Amazon headquarters, have been trimmed to twenty – and Pittsburgh is STILL on the list.

What will it take, to convince Amazon to come, to our area? What are our pluses and minuses? What’s being done, to improve our chances of being selected?

Our special guests are:

Stefani Pashman

CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Jennifer M. Liptak

Chief of Staff, to Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald

Dan Gilman

Chief of Staff, to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto

Audrey Russo

President & CEO, Pittsburgh Technology Council

Jennifer Beahm

Editor, Pittsburgh Business Times

Don’t miss this important broadcast – Sunday morning@11:30AM., right after CBS’ “Face the Nation”, on the “KD/PG Sunday Edition”, on KDKA-TV!

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

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

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

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

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

MeTV (Susquehanna Valley) Sunday, January 14th at 11:00 PM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features journalists John Micek, Editorial Page Editor for the Harrisburg Patriot News/PennLive, and Emily Previti, WITF’s Keystone Crossroads Reporter, who discuss gerrymandering. Then, Gene Barr, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, and Carl Marrara, Vice President of Government Affairs for the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association, join host Terry Madonna to discuss the opioid crisis’ affect on employment, and energy taxes. Link here.

The Sunday Business Page

CBS2-Pittsburgh-6:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning @ 6:30, on KDKA-TV’s “The Sunday Business Page,” with KDKA-TV’s money & politics editor, Jon Delano:

On this week’s broadcast:

We’ll look at some of the damage, from last week’s combination of snow, rain, and warm temperatures, which resulted in major ice jams, along the Ohio River – at the Emsworth Lock and Dam, and in Moundsville, West Virginia. Barges broke loose, some of them, sank, and river commerce has halted.

How long, will it take, to clear the area, and why are these conditions, so dangerous?

Our special guests are Commander Leon McClain Junior – Captain of the Port of Pittsburgh, for the United States Coast Guard – and Kathy Griffin, Chief of Operations, in Pittsburgh, for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

We’ll also tell you why Auberle has become a critical “port, in a storm” –for local families, in emergency need of help. Auberle’s Director of Housing – Aisling McIntyre – shares the story of their new, Emergency Family Shelter, which opened, this month, in Duquesne, Pennsylvania.

Please join Jon Delano, for this timely broadcast – Sunday morning@6:30AM., on “The Sunday Business Page”, on KDKA-TV!

  • Reader Poll: Should President Joe Biden Step Aside?

    • Yes. He should step aside because of his age, declining ability to do the job. (45%)
    • No. He should not step aside. (39%)
    • Yes. He should step aside because he can't beat Donald Trump. (15%)

    Total Voters: 231

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