Reporter’s Blog

Christman Blog – Kane Makes It Unanimous: She Doesn’t Belong in the Race

This blog post is taken from commentary in this weekend’s edition of Radio Pennsylvania Roundtable, hosted by Brad Christman. You can listen to the entire show, which includes Kathleen Kane’s statement here on The great tragedy of this whole situation (the Kathleen Kane saga) may be that Kane had a chance to be the […]

Christman Blog: Remembering Gulf War I – 23 Years Later

January 16th is one of those dates that always makes me stop and reflect for a bit. I’m sure most of us can probably remember where we were and what we were doing 23 years ago tonight when operation Desert Shield became Operation Desert Storm. On the evening of January 16, 1991, I was set […]

Christman Blog: I Hate to Say I Told Ya So, But…

Two weeks ago, I asked you to watch the state legislature during their frantic week-long sprint to the state budget deadline. And, I asked you to remember… So what happened? Well, we did get a budget, but that was the one thing lawmakers had to accomplish by law. That on-time budget will be the headline on […]

Christman Blog: What’s Your Work Philosophy?

It’s January and you return to your very well-paid job from a nice holiday break – a month and a half holiday break. Certainly everyone can relate to that. Your boss welcomes you back and then informs you that he has several big and important projects for you to complete by mid-year. In fact, some of […]

Christman Blog: Farewell to “The Office”

Since 2005, the fictional paper company Dunder Mifflin has called Scranton, Pennsylvania its TV home. Production of the NBC series The Office didn’t take place in Lackawanna County, but the constant references to local businesses and other real-life features of the region were a boost to locals over the sitcom’s 9-season run. Yes, you can go to […]

Christman Blog: The Overlooked Answer

Yes, that was “Ask the Governor” you saw on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews last night, and the Huffington Post, and the Philly and Pittsburgh news sites. The video from Monday’s taping of Ask the Governor is now viral. While critics of Governor Tom Corbett bask in the glow of his comments about job applicants and […]

Christman Blog: The JoePa Legacy Question

Today marks one year since the death of Joe Paterno. At any other time in his tenure at Penn State, Paterno’s death and the subsequent anniversaries would be cause for overwhelming demonstrations of love, grief and a remembrance of Penn State football glory. January of 2012, however, was like no other time in the history […]

Christman Blog: PAMatters – 1,000 Posts and Counting

I’m usually not one for empty platitudes associated with round numbers, but this one has meaning. has reached the 1,000-post milestone – that’s one thousand news stories, blog entries, video clips and audio offerings since our inception last year. We are proud to have “Ask the Governor” as our cornerstone program and I’m pleased to […]

Christman Blog: A Moment with Arlen That Didn’t Make It to Air

It was 1997 and a major event was unfolding in Philadelphia. General Colin Powell had brought together all living U.S. Presidents, with the exception of the ailing Ronald Reagan, for “The Presidents Summit for America’s Future.” It was the grand kickoff for his America’s Promise initiative. In addition to Presidents Ford, Carter, Bush41 and Clinton, Philadelphia […]

BLOG: The National Conventions According to Google

The candidates’ wives are proving to be real assets in the presidential race.  After Ann Romney stole the show last week in Tampa, Michele Obama was the most searched speaker leading up to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.  “We saw her searches skyrocket as she took to the podium, increasing 500% as she started […]