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Sunday Show Preview: November 29, 2015

Inside Story 11-27-2015Every 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: Rosemary Connors

Topic: Drone Regulations

Guests: Jeffrey Vagle, Executive Director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Law School & Max Tubman, Director of XM2 North America

Face the State

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

We have Congressman Scott Perry here this week. We’ll be talking about terror threats, ISIS, and the refugee crisis. Tony, Charlie and are R.J. are here for commentary.

Inside Story

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

Host Monica Malpass and our Insiders talk about what has recently derailed the PA State Budget progress and what both sides would need to do in order to pass it. Plus, an in depth discussion on ideas to revamp the current educational system as the measure to end school property tax was just barely rejected in the PA Senate. A “Porngate” update and the new appointments from Mayor-elect Kenney on the next Inside Story.


Ajay Raju

Dom Giordano

Nelson Diaz

Val DiGiorgio

KD/PG Sunday Edition

CBS2-Pittsburgh-8:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m., on KDKA-TV’s “KD/PG Sunday Edition” broadcast, with KDKA-TV’s Money & Politics Editor Jon Delano substituting for KDKA-TV News anchors Stacy Smith and Ken Rice, and joined by John Allison, Associate Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

On this holiday weekend broadcast, we’ll talk about some of the serious political challenges our area and this country are facing – from terrorism – abroad – to mass shootings, at schools in various parts of this country, threats to the survival of America’s manufacturing sector — from the illegal dumping of foreign steel and aluminum products, and political gridlock, on Capitol Hill.

Our special guest is Rep. Tim Murphy, Ph.D.– (R) PA 18th Congressional District – (Upper St. Clair) representing portions of Allegheny, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties. Murphy – who has also spent thirty years, as a child psychologist, is the sponsor of major legislation to reform America’s mental health care delivery system, and is also a member of the Congressional Steel Caucus.

Please join Jon Delano and John Allison – Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m., for the “KD/PG Sunday Edition”, on KDKA-TV.

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, November 29th at 11:30 AM

Pennsylvania Cable Network, Sunday, November 29th at 8:30 AM

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

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, December 5th at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, December 5th at 9:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features an interview with Wallace McKelvey of Harrisburg Patriot News/PennLive, who discusses attempts to regulate fantasy sports betting. Then, joining host Terry Madonna is John Pippy, CEO of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance, for an analysis of proposed greenhouse gas regulations and its effects on the state’s energy industry. 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’s Money & Politics Editor Jon Delano:

A special, holiday weekend broadcast.

Good news, at year’s end, for parochial students in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, who want to attend college, which has become astronomically expensive:

This past week, Pittsburgh’s Carlow University and the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh announced that they will award a Catholic education university grant of as much as $20,000 – for each, qualified student who has completed a Catholic school education, within the Diocese. Students who have been enrolled in Catholic schools from grade school through high school, will receive the maximum grant.

Carlow’s President – Suzanne K. Mellon, Ph.D. – has the exciting details. This is a segment that could change thousands of lives, and open the doors of higher education, to worthy students.

Then, we’ll talk with the Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre — Terrence S. Orr – about the upcoming production of “The Nutcracker”, at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, in Downtown Pittsburgh. Orr also guides us to the safest way to purchase legitimate tickets to Pittsburgh Ballet performances, as some members of the audience could become victims of ticket scalping, by illegitimate sellers.

Finally, we’ll talk with Adam Haas – Interpretive Specialist with Phipps Conservatory and Botanic Gardens – about their impressive winter show – “Deck the Halls, Here We Glow, Pittsburgh” – running through January 10th. It’s a combination of colorful lighting and beautiful floral offerings, to celebrate the beauty and meaning of this special time of year.

Please join Jon Delano – Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m. – for “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%)

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