Sunday Show Preview: October 4, 2015

Inside StoryEvery 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.

Face the State

CBS21-Harrisburg-8:30 a.m.

We have State Rep. Mike Regan of the 92nd district on the show this week. Tony is here for Democratic analysis, WHP 580’s RJ Harris is filling in for Charlie. We’re talking about the Rep’s Senate run, medical marijuana and the state budget.

Face the State is moving to a new time on CBS 21. It will begin to air this week at 8:30am. NEXT WEEK We’re still going on CBS 21 at 8:30am, ALSO the show will be on PCN at 9am. That will be the schedule next week and moving forward.

Inside Story

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

Host Tamala Edwards and our Insiders discuss the kudos and criticisms of the recent Papal Visit along with the lingering statements by Archbishop Chaput about the church’s’ sex abuse scandal. And what about that secret meeting with Kim Davis and that glass of [holy] water and our  Representative Bob Brady?  Also on the table…Attorney Kane’s new charges of perjury, why prosecutor Frank Fina is still working in the D.A.’s office, and reflections on Philadelphia Magazine’s October cover photo misstep. Exclusive: The show begins with an interview with legendary Philadelphia LGBT Activist and Journalist Mark Segal touting his new book ‘AND THEN I DANCED: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality’. Hear how his most memorable protests affected change in the country’s Gay Rights arena.

Roundtable

Nia Meeks

Ed Turzanski

Jim Eisenhower

Jeff Jubelirer

Journalists Roundtable

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

The stopgap budget proposal was vetoed Tuesday by Gov. Tom Wolf. Republicans in the General Assembly continue to say there are no GOP votes for higher taxes. Meanwhile, Democrat leaders have been trying to muster enough votes from the other side of the aisle to support some of the governor’s tax proposals. GOP leaders said if they do, they will run a tax bill. Wolf has made counter proposals on liquor privatization and pensions. Auditor General Gene DePasquale and Senate GOP leaders have released a list of school districts that will soon run out of money. Also, Attorney General Kathleen Kane was charged with a second felony for perjury Thursday. Guests are R.B. Swift, Harrisburg Bureau Chief, Times-Shamrock Communications; Christen Smith, Staff Writer, Capitolwire.com; and Christian Alexandersen, State House Reporter, Pennlive and the Harrisburg Patriot News. Our host this week is Brian Lockman. Link here.

KD/PG Sunday Edition

CBS2-Pittsburgh-8:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning, at 8:30 a.m. (new time, during the NFL Football Season) — on KDKA-TV’s “KD/PG Sunday Edition” broadcast — with KDKA-TV News Anchor Stacy Smith and David Shribman — Executive Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

On Sunday’s broadcast, reflections on Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States , from three people fortunate enough to be an eyewitness to history, and the Pope’s trip to Philadelphia, last weekend.

Our guests include Father Terry O’Connor — Pastor, at St. Therese Parish, in Munhall, Pennsylvania (son of the late Pittsburgh Mayor Bob O’Connor and Judy O’Connor, and brother of Pittsburgh City Councilman Corey O’ Connor, and sister, Heidi) — who helped celebrate mass, with the Pope, last Sunday — and two students from St. Joseph High School, in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania — Jacob Hayes and Caroline Lindey — who traveled with a group of St. Joseph students — for this unforgettable, religious experience.

Please join Stacy Smith and David Shribman — 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, October 4th at 7:30 AM

Pennsylvania Cable Network, Sunday, October 4th at 4:30 PM

WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, October 5th at 8:30 PM

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, October 10th at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, October 10th at 9:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features journalists John Micek of PennLive/Patriot News, and Mary Wilson of Pennsylvania Public Radio, who discuss the state budget, the 2016 U.S. Senate race, and Kathleen Kane. Then, joining host Terry Madonna are Alisa Harris, Vice President of Government & Public Affairs for UGI Energy Services, and David W. Patti, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Business Council, for an update on natural gas development and infrastructure in the state. 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:

On this week’s broadcast, Duquesne University hosts a significant conference on environmental sustainability, following Pope Francis’ historic visit to the United States, and his support for this goal, in an address before the United Nations’ General Assembly.

We’ll talk with Robert Sroufe, Ph.D.– Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, and the Thomas Murrin Chair, in Global Competitiveness, at Duquesne’s Palumbo Donahue School of Business — about the challenge in supporting sustainability and working with the business community, whose goals on this issue may not always coincide with that goal. Dr. Sroufe was a presenter at the Conference at Duquesne — whose longstanding commitment to sustainability is part of their Spiritan religious mission.

Then, could a REGIONAL transportation system EVER become a political reality in Southwestern Pennsylvania, historically-known for what some would call “provincialism”?

Regional transportation works quite effectively, in Southeastern Pennsylvania — across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

We’ll ask Chris Sandvig — Regional Policy Director of the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group — about creation of a Regional Transportation Alliance,  in the Greater Pittsburgh area, whether it could become a political reality, or remain a pipedream, and if it can bring people — to jobs — in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Finally, a critical media campaign, to fight drug overdoses and prescription drug abuse, in Pennsylvania — whose STATEWIDE drug overdose rate is higher than the national average.

Our guests include Kathrine Muller — Project Coordinator for the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance — and Scot Fleming — Creative director of “Boom Supercreative” — a local media firm — about what’s planned, in the “STOP OPIATE ABUSE CAMPAIGN” — to make a difference.

Please join Jon Delano — Sunday morning at 6:30 a.m. — for “The Sunday Business Page” — on KDKA-TV!

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