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Sunday Show Preview: November 19th, 2017

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

We sit down with Mike Turzai, the latest candidate for governor. Is he too beholden to gas drillers? Does he have the temperament to be governor? We ask. He answers. We also have Acting Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman talking about Open Enrollment of the Affordable Care Act. What you need to know and do and what’s different this year. She answers all of our health insurance questions. We also have our analysts, Chris Nicholas and Abe Amoros, discussing Turzai, the Lieutenant Governor’s race and the court rulings allowing redistricting lawsuits to move forward.


NBC10-Philadelphia-11:30 a.m.

The middle class, everybody is talking about them these days, but just who are they? Is the middle class defined by income or is it something more?  You might be surprised by what the experts say.  The birds take on division rival Dallas, and today we discuss the team’s success and what it means for fans.  And stayin’ alive, a glimmer of hope for books and bookstores.  We’ll discuss who’s expanding locally and why it matters in your neighborhood.  Our host is NBC10s Rosemary Connors

Face the State

CBS21-Harrisburg-8:30 a.m.

This week on CBS 21’s “Face the State with Robb Hanrahan,” Lieutenant Governor candidate and Braddock Mayor, John Fetterman explains how he would use the office to push Governor Wolf’s agenda forward. CBS 21 Political Insider Mark Singel, a former Lieutenant Governor, provides insight into how the office works and lands a huge headline when he asks Fetterman if he would stay in the running if the Governor endorses another candidate. Join Robb, Mark  and Charlie Gerow for CBS 21’s “Face the State with Robb Hanrahan,” Sunday morning at 8:30.

InsideStory111917Inside Story

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

Host Monica Malpass Hosts and the Insider’s discuss a judge’s ruling that the Department of Justice cannot withhold Federal funds due to Philadelphia’s Sanctuary City status, the School Reform Commission voting to disband, rapper Meek Mill’s sentencing causing a national stir and a few familiar names announce their bids in the PA Governor’s race.  Plus we discuss the pros and cons to the PA legislature’s effort to ban non-disclosure agreements in sexual harassment cases.  Check out Inside Story at 11:30 AM.

Ajay Raju

Dom Giordano

Jim Eisenhower

Christine Flowers

KD/PG Sunday Edition

CBS2-Pittsburgh-8:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning@11:30am., on KDKA-TV’s “KD/PG Sunday Edition”, with KDKA-TV News Anchor Ken Rice and John Allison, Editorial Page Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

On this week’s broadcast:

A report card – on the performance of students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, with troubling, chronic disparities in student performances, by white and African-American students.

We’ll look at the results of a study, released by Pittsburgh’s  Community Alliance for Public Education – “A+ Schools” – talk about the impact of those disparities, on Pittsburgh’s future workforce, and discuss potential solutions, to the problems.

Our guests are James Fogarty – Executive Director of “A+ Schools”, Molly O’Malley-Argueta – Principal at Pittsburgh Allegheny Traditional Elementary Academy K-5, on Pittsburgh’s North Side, and Sala Udin – member-elect, of the Pittsburgh School Board, from District#3 (Hill District), former Pittsburgh City Councilman,  and former President & CEO of the CORO Center for Civic Leadership, in Pittsburgh.

Do not miss, this important broadcast – Sunday morning@8:30AM, on KDKA-TV’s “KD/PG Sunday Edition”.

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, November 19th at 11:30 AM

WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, November 20th at 8:30 PM

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, November 25th at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, November 25th at 9:30 AM

Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) Saturday, November 18th at 6:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features Angela Couloumbis of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Steve Esack of the Allentown Morning Call, who report on the candidates that have entered next year’s Governor and Lt. Governor’s elections. Then, W. Russell McDaid, President CEO of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association, joins host Terry Madonna for a discussion of the challenges families face with important long-term care decisions. Link here.


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 program:

A Pittsburgh-based company has been awarded a $100,000 grant, by the National Football League, to perfect a product that is designed to reduce the chance of concussion, in athletes – from elementary and secondary education – to college and professional sports.

We’ll talk with Vaughan Blaxter – CEO – and Kevin Lynch – Vice-President of the Bloomfield-based 2nd Skull – about their protective “beanie” – to soften blows, to players’ heads.

Then, we’ll hear the inspiring story of a Brazilian father’s struggle, to help his son battle a rare, metabolic, genetic disorder –  Maple Syrup Urine Disease” – or, MSUD – which leads to difficult physical and neurological problems – that can also result, in death.

Idario Santos moved his family to Pittsburgh, where Artur underwent a successful liver transplant, at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and is now thriving, at Pioneer School. He also enjoys cooking!

The family now makes its home, in Pittsburgh.

Idario has written about his family’s heroic efforts – in a new book, called: “Sweet Odyssey” –which was translated, from Portuguese into English, by Idario’s older son, Vinicius, or – Vini.

Idario and Vini  chat with Jon Delano, in a memorable interview, about their courage, and success.

Finally, we’ll preview Kennywood Park’s annual Christmas “Holiday Lights” – with Kennywood’s Director of Public Relations and Social Media, Nick Paradise.

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

5 Responses

  1. @ Moderate. I pay more than a fair share.
    As for updates, the latest on the GOP tax bill is that disabled veterans and those unemployed on a long term basis fare very poorly in this tax bill: Republicans have voted to get rid of the tax credit that offers great incentives for employers to hire them.
    It also eliminated the tax credit that helps employers render their places of work accessible to disabled people.
    Surely this would appear reprehensible. This is easily fact checked.

  2. It’s not that bad if you actually read it. It sounds like you just don’t want to pay your fair share.

    1. Did they change the part about deducting college loan interest from my taxes? Oh wait how selfish of me why should I expect that when I enter into a long term agreement about something that republican politicians would actually keep their damn word, especially when the desires of their donors are to see someone like me punished for having the gall to attend college and make my life better

  3. Former Lower Merion Constable Eric Bradway has announced that he is running for Governor in The Democratic Primary against The Wolf Man .

  4. Why are there so few Republicans in heaven?
    If there were more, it would surely be hell.
    This whole tax scheme is hell. This has been a tough week for progressive thinkers.
    As the joke goes, Trump’s family cost the New York City taxpayers millions and millions of dollars, and Trump was happy he wasn’t a taxpayer.

  • Does the NYC Verdict Make You More or Less Likely to Vote For Trump in 2024?

    • Less Likely (36%)
    • More Likely (34%)
    • Makes No Difference (30%)

    Total Voters: 112

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