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Sunday Show Preview: March 29, 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.

We’re just starting out and our hope is this feature will grow with time. So, if there is a program you’d like to recommend or, better yet, you work for a program not yet featured here send us a message ( and we’ll try to include it.


NBC10-Philadelphia-11:30 a.m.

Host: Renee Chenault-Fattah

1)  Debate Over Raising The Minimum Wage – Guests are Kate Goodman from 15NowPhilly and Alex Halper from the PA Chamber of Business & Industry.

2)  Terri Schiavo: Ten Years Later – Bobby Schindler (Terri’s brother) joins us days before the tenth anniversary of his sister death, which will be marked by a memorial mass in Philadelphia. He’ll talk about the legacy of Terri’s life, what he’s doing now and whether memories of the case will impact Jeb Bush’s possible presidential run.

3)  “Be the Match” – A campaign to raise awareness about a national bone marrow donor registry seeks more federal funding. Guests: Jason Lechette and Betty Kelly.

4)  Internet Essentials: Comcast’s effort to deliver affordable Internet Service to low income people. Guests: David Cohen & Philadelphia School Superintendent William Hite.

Face the State

CBS21-Harrisburg-11:30 a.m.

Host: Rob Hanrahan

Guest: State Senator Daylin Leach

Topics include the death penalty and medical marijuana legislation. Tony May of Triad Strategies and Charlie Gerow of Quantum Communications join in the discussion for Democratic and Republican analysis. John Micek of the Patriot-News is the roundtable’s special guest journalist.

Inside Story

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

Host: Matt O’Donnell

Guests: George Burrell – Non-Profit Executive

Val DiGiorgio – Attorney

Terry Madonna – F&M Poll

Nia Meeks – Communications Executive

The Justice Department releases their report on the Philadelphia Police Department, Governor Wolf stands by his nominee to run the PA state police, and a Philadelphia Mayor’s Race Update.

Journalists Roundtable

PCN-Harrisburg-8:30 p.m. (Rerun from Thurs.)

The Philadelphia mayoral race is under way for the May 20th Primary Election. Joining us “On the Road” at our Philadelphia bureau are Tom Fitzgerald, Politics Writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dom Giordano, Host for The Dom Giordano Program on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, and Dave Davies, Senior Reporter for WHYY-FM. They’ll discuss the mayoral race, the effect of the budget in Philadelphia, and property tax. Our host this week is Brian Lockman. Link here.

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, March 29th at 7:30 AM

Pennsylvania Cable Network, Sunday, March 29th at 4:30 PM

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

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, April 4th at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, April 4th at 9:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features a discussion of state pensions, liquor privatization, and state and property taxes with Fred Anton, CEO of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association, and Gene Barr, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry. Then, joining host Terry Madonna is John Pippy, CEO of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance, for an update on the economic impact of the coal industry. Link here.

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