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Sunday Show Preview: September 20, 2015

Katz-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.


NBC10-Philadelphia-11:30 a.m.

Host: Rosemary Connors

This week our guests are:

Matthew Horace – Nationally recognized security expert who will discuss the Pope’s security and what is happening behind the scenes that might surprise Philly residents. He will also weigh in on whether or not the security plans have gone overboard as former Governor Ed Rendell has suggested.

Fr. Dan Joyce and Bishop Dwayne Royster – Joyce is a Catholic scholar who will discuss the Pope’s message while he is in town. Is Francis the political liberal many claim or a leader who has no intention of changing church doctrine? Royster is a pastor who will discuss the relationship between the officials in the Vatican and the black clergy.

Marjorie Dejoie Brewer, MD and Nazir Alston – Both have sickle cell disease. This is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. The pair will discuss medical breakthroughs being made and the difficulty of living with the disease.

Face the State

CBS21-Harrisburg-11:30 a.m.

State Rep. John Payne will be the featured guest. Charlie is here and former Lt. Governor Mark Singel is pinch-hitting for Tony. John Micek of the Patriot-News will also be in studio.

Inside Story

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

As the excitement builds, host Monica Malpass and this week’s Insiders offer up last minute thoughts on the Papal Visit to Philadelphia. They also discuss the perceived battle between City Council and the School District of Philadelphia, City Controller Butkovitz calling for the resignation of the L&I Chief, plus the reported issues of Diversity and Pay Equality within Philadelphia’s Municipal workforce. The PA Budget impasse that won’t budge and AG Kane going back on her ask to release the pornographic emails involved in her investigation.


Sharmain Matlock-Turner

Jim Eisenhower

Sam Katz

Jan Ting

KD/PG Sunday Edition

CBS2-Pittsburgh-8:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. (NEW TIME!), on KDKA-TV’s “KD/PG Sunday Edition” broadcast, with KDKA-TV News Anchor Ken Rice and John Allison, Associate Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

How did the Republican candidates for President of the United States fare – in the two Republican Presidential debates at the Reagan Library in California, this past week? What prominent role are women candidates for President – in both the Republican and Democratic parties – playing – in Campaign 2016?

We’ll ask Philip J. Harold, Ph.D. – Professor of Political Science, Co-Director of the Honors Program and Associate Dean in the School of Education and Social Sciences, at Robert Morris University, Heather S. Heidelbaugh, Esq. – Pittsburgh attorney, Equity Partner in the Litigation Practice of Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl LLC, and Republican, “at-large” member of Allegheny County Council — and Nancy Patton Mills – Chair of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee.

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

Pennsylvania Newsmakers

WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster) Sunday, September 20th at 7:30 AM

Pennsylvania Cable Network, Sunday, September 20th at 4:30 PM

WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia) Monday, September 21st at 8:30 PM

WKBS 47 (Altoona) Saturday, September 26th at 9:30 AM

WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh) Saturday, September 26th at 9:30 AM

This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers features an update on the state budget negotiations with State Senate Democratic leader Jay Costa (43rd District). Then, joining host Terry Madonna is David W. Patti, President & CEO of the Pennsylvania Business Council, for a response to Senator Costa, and a discussion of school performance, and the upcoming U.S. Senate election. Link here.

The Sunday Business Page

CBS2-Pittsburgh-6:30 a.m.

This Sunday morning at 6:30a.m., on KDKA-TV’s “The Sunday Business Page” – with KDKA-TV’s Money & Politics Editor Jon Delano:

What Bayer Corporation discovered, from a special study they commissioned, about the importance of “hands-on” learning – including science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), in our schools. With dwindling federal and state dollars for education, what can be done by the business community, to give students the classroom skills they need, to insure that there are qualified science employees, in the 21st century?

We’ll talk with Sarah Toulouse – the Executive Director of the Bayer USA Foundation, and head of Corporate Responsibility for the Bayer Corporation – about their “Making Science Make Sense” initiative.

Then, what’s being done, by the Obama Administration, to simplify the often-bureaucratic process for parents to apply for federal student aid, for their children. Point Park University’s Financial Aid Director George Santucci joins us, with some valuable information.

Finally, we’ll tell you why the highly successful, “start-up”, “No Wait” Apps company in Pittsburgh is also one of the “coolest” places to work, in our area. Their co-founder, Luke Panza,  will explain how the modern workplace and employee priorities have changed, and why “No Wait” is a leader, in attracting the best and the brightest, to their firm.

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