About Pennsylvania Newsmakers
Pennsylvania Newsmakers is Pennsylvania's premier politics and public policy talk television show. Television programs with public policy and politics content typically have small, but qualitatively important television audiences. In the Harrisburg, Lancaster, York, and Lebanon television markets, however--where it can be seen at 7:30 A.M. on WGAL--Pennsylvania Newsmakers continues to maintain substantial viewership and holds a strong competitive advantage over Face The Nation, This Week, The McLaughlin Group and Bill Moyers, equals Chris Matthew's Hardball in audience, and is topped only by nation's most popular Sunday interview program, Meet The Press.
We discuss the important issues with the state's prime decision-makers and political commentators each week, focusing on policy issues and political battles that are at the top of Pennsylvania's agenda.
The host/moderator of the show is Dr. G. Terry Madonna, Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College. In addition to hosting Pennsylvania Newsmakers, Dr. Madonna has provided political commentary on many media outlets across Pennsylvania including KYW-TV in Philadelphia and WGAL-TV in Lancaster.
Our recent shows have featured top advisors and cabinet members with both the Rendell and Corbett administrations, including Governor Corbett himself and former Governor Rendell as both a guest and a guest-host. Other shows have featured Senator Arlen Specter and Senator Pat Toomey, as well as former Senator Rick Santorum, and Auditor General Jack Wagner.
Pennsylvania Newsmakers airs on the following networks around the state:
- WGAL Channel 8 (Harrisburg and Lancaster): Sundays at 7:30 AM
- WBPH (Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia): Mondays at 8:30 PM
- WKBS 47 (Altoona): Saturdays at 9:30 AM
- WPCB 40 (Pittsburgh): Saturdays at 9:30 AM
- CATV Channel 8: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM and Wednesdays at 1:00 PM