Sunday Show Preview: June 5, 2016

Inside Story 6-3-16Every 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.

Pre-empted by the French Open.

Face the State

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

This week we talk to State Sen. Ryan Aument of Lancaster County about the budget, the Presidential race and much more. Tony and Charlie are on the show this week again offering up questions and analysis. John Micek of the Patriot-News is also on the Program for commentary.

Inside Story

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

Host Monica Malpass and our Insiders discuss the new plans emerging to encourage residents to stay in town for the DNC. Topics include McGinty amending her statement about attending college, the perseverance of the soda tax debate, and the possibility of Muslim holidays being added to the Philadelphia school system.

Ajay Raju
Nia Meeks
Val DiGiorgio
Christine Flowers

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 David Shribman, Executive Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
On this week’s broadcast, a remarkable interview with Linda S. Lane, Ed.D. — Superintendent of the Pittsburgh Public Schools — who is stepping down from her post, at the end of the month.

Hear her reflections, on the financial state of the Pittsburgh school district, recent program initiatives for students — including everything from science and technology, to bringing back some music programs, that had previously been cut — and her thoughts on the remaining challenges of segregation and the impact of violence (fifteen students have been killed, since she became superintendent) on the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Don’t miss this interview, Sunday morning at 11:30 a.m., right after CBS’ “Face the Nation”, on the “KD/PG Sunday Edition”, on KDKA-TV!

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, May 29th at 11:30 AM
WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, May 30th at 8:30 PM
WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, June 4th at 9:30 AM
WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, June 4th at 9:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale (D) who discusses unanswered child abuse hotline calls, the debt of the Penn Hills School District, and the cost of not bidding student transportation services. Then, joining host Terry Madonna is Brad Bumsted of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, for an update on the forthcoming review of the pornographic email scandal and the resignation of Chuck Ardo, Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s press secretary. 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 Weekend News Anchor Paul Martino substituting for KDKA-TV’s Money & Politics Editor Jon Delano:

On this Sunday’s broadcast – Pittsburgh is a “winner”, in this year’s Stanley Cup Championship finals between the Penguins and the San Jose Sharks, regardless, of the final score! Craig Davis, President and CEO of Visit Pittsburgh – the city’s convention and visitors’ bureau – talks with Paul Martino about the economic bonanza and positive publicity about Pittsburgh – coming from the playoffs.

Then, we’ll meet a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, whose savvy marketing campaign for her Katz Graduate Business School class, won the praise of the United States Golf Association, as well as an opportunity to work at this month’s U.S. Open, at Oakmont Country Club. Melissa Mele and Robert J. Gilbert, Ph.D. – Clinical Associate Professor of Business Administration, Marketing, and Business Economics, at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business – discuss Melissa’s creative approach to attempting to attract millennials, to the game of golf!

Finally, next week’s Tony Awards, on CBS and KDKA-TV, will prominently feature Carnegie Mellon University’s acclaimed School of Drama. Peter Cooke, OAM, Ph.D. —  Professor and Head of CMU’s Drama School – and Andrew E. Masich, Ph.D. – President & CEO of the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh and Adjunct Professor at CMU – will talk about the hottest ticket on Broadway, featuring several CMU Drama School alumni – the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical – “Hamilton” – the story of the first Secretary of the U.S. Treasury – Alexander Hamilton.

We know that Hamilton’s image is on the ten dollar bill – but who was the REAL Alexander Hamilton? He was mortally wounded, in a duel, with Vice-President Aaron Burr – and later died, of injuries, from that incident!

Andy Masich has the fascinating details, and Dr. Peter Cooke tells us about CMU’s impressive efforts to support the teaching of drama – in public schools, in America. Marilyn G. McCormick of Detroit’s Cass Technical High School won the 2016 Excellence in Theatre Education Award, sponsored by Carnegie Mellon University, The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The award will be presented at the 70th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12 th, on CBS & KDKA-TV.

Please join Paul Martino – Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m. – for “The Sunday Business Page”, on KDKA-TV – and, have a great weekend!

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