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Sunday Show Preview: July 5, 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: Jacqueline London

Issue #1: Chris Christie Running for President

Guests: Ben Dworkin (Rider University), Eugene Kiely (

Issue #2: New gun safety device

Guest: Ben Tomb

Face the State

CBS21-Harrisburg-11:30 a.m.

Host: Rob Hanrahan

This week we’re breaking down what’s happening with the budget and liquor privatization with Charlie, Tony and John Micek of the Patriot News.

Inside Story

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

Host: Matt O’Donnell

Host Matt O’Donnell and our round of Insiders tackle several topics including New Jersey Governor Christie’s bid for the presidency and how his legacy locally and nationally stacks up to the other 13 GOP candidates. Also discussed are: Governor Wolf’s historic veto of the PA Budget; if gay activists will protest during Papal visit here in Philly; Philadelphia Police releasing names of officers involved in shooting incidents in 72 hours; and how did Philadelphia’s July 4th Celebration get listed as # 43 by a national poll? ( All that and more on the next Inside Story.

Journalists Roundtable

PCN-Harrisburg-9:00 p.m. (Rerun from Thurs.)

With just a few legislative session days left on the calendar before the close of the fiscal year, compromise is the buzzword. What will and will not be a part of this year’s budget? Ideas being discussed are liquor store privatization and direct sale of wine to consumers; taxes – on goods and services, tobacco, personal income and Marcellus Shale; state and school district pension modernization; and public school funding. These topics and the latest predictions as to when the state budget will be finalized will be discussed on the road in the state capitol newsroom this week. Our guests are: Brad Bumsted, with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review; Karen Langley, with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Marc Levy with the Associated Press; Andrew Staub, Bureau Chief with the PA Independent. Our host is Brian Lockman. Link here.

KD/PG Sunday Edition

CBS2-Pittsburgh-11:30 a.m.

KDKA-TV Weekend News Anchor Paul Martino and Jim O’Toole, Politics Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – co-host this week’s program. It’s a moving discussion of the tragedy, last month, in Charleston, South Carolina – when nine worshippers at a Bible study class at Emanuel AME Church – including their beloved pastor and State Senator Clementa Pinckney — were shot and killed by a gunman, who entered the class, at the church.

Our guests are Rev. Rodrecus Johnson, Jr. – Pastor at St. James AME Church, in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty section – who visited Emanuel, and prayed with congregants, after the tragedy – and Todd Allen, Ph.D. – Professor of Communications Studies at Grove City College – who just returned from his annual bus tour of famous locations in the South, where civil rights history was made. Allen travels there, with students, to bring modern history to life.

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, July 5th at 7:30 AM

Pennsylvania Cable Network, Sunday, July 5th at 4:30 PM

WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, July 6th at 8:30 PM

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, July 11th at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, July 11th at 9:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features an interview with State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale (D) about municipal pension debt and his office’s audits of charter schools. Then, joining host Terry Madonna for an update on the state budget impasse are journalists Angela Couloumbis of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Kate Giammarise of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Link here.

The Sunday Business Page

CBS2-Pittsburgh-6:30 a.m.

KDKA-TV Morning News co-anchor Rick Dayton substitutes for KDKA-TV’s Money & Politics Editor, Jon Delano. On this Sunday’s broadcast – hopeful news, about the efforts to develop an upscale restaurant, in a vacant auto dealership building, in Braddock, Pennsylvania. Braddock has a long history of steelmaking, at U.S. Steel’s Edgar Thomson Works. But, now, the word – “oven” – means something else, besides steel! Sousa’s Superior Motors (the name of the restaurant being constructed) relies on fresh bread, to serve. Students from the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh (TIP) created a state-of-the-art, brick-fired oven – to bake that bread. The students include some people with incarceration experience – who want a new start—and, who built the oven – at cost. Our guests are Braddock’s Democratic Mayor John Fetterman and Stephen Shelton – Educational Director of the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh.

In our second segment – a former All-American with Woodland Hills High School, Notre Dame football player, and now, cornerback, with the New York Jets – Darrin Walls – comes home, to “give back” to the community. Walls tells us about the Darrin Walls Foundation – which helps at-risk youth, and is hosting a celebrity basketball game at Woodland Hills High School, and a “Touchdown for Hope” Football Camp – at the Neighborhood Academy, in the Garfield section of Pittsburgh – the weekend of July 11th-12th. We’ll introduce you to Darrin Walls.

Finally, we’ll talk about the Greek financial crisis – and what it could mean, to your own investment portfolio, and the U.S. economy. Our guests are Louis P. Stanasolovich, CFP – founder, President, and CEO of Legend Financial Advisors and Emerging Wealth Management – and Frank Flanegin, Ph.D. – Professor of Finance, at Robert Morris University.

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