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Sunday Show Preview: September 17th, 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 11am

WBRE/Wilkes Barre-Scranton-Hazelton – Sunday 630am

WTAJ/Johnstown-Altoona-State College – Sunday 630am

WJET/Erie – Sunday 10am

WHAG/Hagerstown, MD – Sunday 7am

WETM/Elmira, New York – Sunday 7am

On This Week in Pennsylvania we’re talking power. Not political power but electricity. We have Andrew Ott, the head of PJM, which manages power for 13 states and Washington DC. How does it work? Have corrections been made since the polar vortex of 2014? What’s the future of nuclear power in general and Three Mile Island specifically? We also discuss the fits and starts of the state budget process and a renewed call for re-districting reform in Pennsylvania.


NBC10-Philadelphia-11:30 a.m.

We have a local cybersecurity expert who will offer tips for dealing with the Equifax hack.

Face the State

CBS21-Harrisburg-8:30 a.m.

This week on CBS 21’s “Face the State with Robb Hanrahan” Auditor General Eugene Despasquale talks about his “State of the Child” special report and the state budget crisis. He has a bold idea on how Pennsylvania could bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue but many people may disagree with it. Join us for the most talked about local political show on TV, “Face the State with Robb Hanrahan” Sunday morning at 8:30.

Inside Story

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

Host Monica Malpass and our Insiders discuss moderate Republican U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent and his decision not to run for re-election and how that effects the GOP moving forward.  Other topics include Hillary Clinton’s new book, bot PA Senators not supporting Bernie Sanders Healthcare Bill; Judge Moore admits to taking funds from Rep. Bob Brady’s campaign; and why the Philadelphia region is the BEST place for the 2nd Amazon Headquarters.   Catch the Inside Story .. Sunday at 11:30 am.

Jim Eisenhower

Christine Flowers

Ajay Raju

Dom Giordano

KD/PG Sunday Edition

CBS2-Pittsburgh-11:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning@11:30am., 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 look at Pittsburgh’s latest effort to re-invent itself, and its economy.  We’ll preview a special event – presented by KDKA-TV, on Friday, September 22nd  , at the Renaissance Hotel Pittsburgh, Downtown  — called “Technovation” – by asking our guests to discuss the promise of technology jobs, in Pittsburgh – and the challenges that we face, to attract the best and brightest talent, to fill those jobs.

Our guests include:

Andrew W. Moore, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University

Terri Glueck

Director of Community Outreach and Communications, Innovation Works

Christopher Johnson

Chief Solutions Officer

TeleTracking Technologies, Inc.

Please join Stacy Smith and David Shribman, for the “KD/PG Sunday Edition”, at its NEW time – Sunday mornings@8:30AM., (through the NFL Football season), on KDKA-TV!

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, September 17th at 11:30 AM

WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, September 18st at 8:30 PM

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, September 23rd at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, September 23rd at 9:30 AM

Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) Saturday, September 16th at 6:00 AM—Special Summer 2017 airing schedule

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features Andy Ott, President and CEO of PJM, who discusses the state’s energy grid, energy consumption, and the future of nuclear power. Then, joining host Terry Madonna are Steve Esack of the Allentown Morning Call and Sam Janesch of LNP Media Group, for a review of the efforts by the state legislature to pass a revenue package with an emphasis on the state House’s recently enacted plan. Link here.

The Sunday Business Page

CBS2-Pittsburgh-6:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning @ 6:30, on KDKA-TV’s “The Sunday Business Page,” with KDKA-TV morning news anchor Rick Dayton substitution for KDKA-TV’s money & politics editor, Jon Delano:

On this week’s program:

Real estate developer Lucas Piatt helped to change the face of Downtown Pittsburgh living – with his impressive Piatt Place and Capital Grille. Piatt – who also plans to remake the former Saks Fifth Avenue building, Downtown, into a combination of condominiums, parking, and entertainment – joins us, to discuss another expansion of his real estate reach.

Rick talks with Piatt —  Co-Owner of Piatt Sotheby’s International Realty in Pittsburgh – and Fran Santangelo – Senior Vice-President of Global Operations and Business Development, for the firm, about Sotheby’s new presence in Pittsburgh, and their effort to market homes.

Then, we’ll tell you about an initiative that KDKA-TV has launched – called – “Technovation” – which celebrates innovative ways of doing business – and combines ideas – with technical ability.

KDKA-TV will present an important discussion about this initiative – on Friday, September 22nd – at the Renaissance Hotel, in Downtown Pittsburgh.

We’ll hear from representatives of two corporate supporters, of this event:

Legendary Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame running back Franco Harris – whose new business —  Silversport — utilizes silver, to improve cleanliness in products, from sports clothing – to paints.

Jen Wagner – Vice-President, and the leader of BNY Mellon’s Pittsburgh Innovation Center – and Michael Sebetich – Vice-President and Principal Developer of Application Platforms and Services, at that Innovation Center – who also recruits college graduates to work for the company.

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

  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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