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Starting Point: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina, 10 Years Later

In Audio, Video on September 1, 2015 at 4:04 pm
10 years later, what are the lessons learned for our nation after Hurricane Katrina? (Photo courtesy Damian Catanza)

10 years later, what are the lessons learned for our nation after Hurricane Katrina? (Photo courtesy Damian Catanza)

PITTSBURGH (August 28, 2015) – Host and commentator Lenny McAllister takes the beginning of “NightTalk: Get To The Point” to reflect upon the much-needed “lessons learned” that America should heed to 10 years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coat. McAllister uses this version of this “Starting Point” commentary to address how the nation can focus on the issues of political efficiency, addressing poverty, and civic accountability so that communities are prepared during times of crisis. The show airs live Friday nights 8pm on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel.

“NightTalk: Get To The Point” airs live Fridays at 8pm on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (Comcast channel 35 / Verizon FIOS channel 9) on over 850,000 households in the Pittsburgh television market as the sister station to WPXI, the NBC affiliate in the Pittsburgh market covering 4 states.

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Who Won with Iran Nuke Deal? The GTTP Panel Debates

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2015 at 11:03 am
Tenured diplomat Ambassador Dan Simpson discusses the Iranian nuclear deal with the "Get To The Point Panel" on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel

Tenured diplomat Ambassador Dan Simpson discusses the Iranian nuclear deal with the “Get To The Point Panel” on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (Photo: Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

PITTSBURGH (July 24, 2015) – The ”Get To The Point” Panel talks with Lenny McAllister about the details and possible impacts of the Iranian nuclear deal from the perspectives of the USA, its allies (including Israel), and Iran during these segments from “NightTalk: Get To The Point” on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel. The GTTP Panel for this episode includes noted diplomat Ambassador Dan Simpson (of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Gregg Roman (former staffer with The Knesset in Israel), and Dr. Joshua Forrest (chair of the political science department at La Roche College in Pittsburgh).

“NightTalk: Get To The Point” airs live Fridays at 8pm on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (Comcast channel 35 / Verizon FIOS channel 9), the sister station of the Pittsburgh NBC affiliate WPXI, on over 850,000 households in the Pittsburgh television market.

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The Iranian Nuke Deal: Buying Time or Securing Peace?

In Audio, Video on August 3, 2015 at 10:53 am
Is the deal with Iran a good move by America and her allies or a step in the wrong direction for peace in the Middle East?

Is the deal with Iran a good move by America and her allies or a step in the wrong direction for peace in the Middle East?

PITTSBURGH (July 24, 2015) – Lenny McAllister (NightTalk: Get To The Point) uses this “Starting Point” commentary for the July 24 program on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel to probe whether there is a precedent of bad actors taking advantage of negotiations in order to “buy time” for future actions, wondering if the Iranian nuclear deal is another example or if the deal is a sound step towards global peace.

“NightTalk: Get To The Point” airs live Fridays at 8pm on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (Comcast channel 35 / Verizon FIOS channel 9) on over 850,000 households in the Pittsburgh television market.

This “Starting Point” commentary from “Get To The Point” from Friday, July 24 can be viewed by clicking the picture above or by clicking this link HERE

Why GOP Leaders Fear Damage To Party’s Image (HuffPost Live July 10, 2015)

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2015 at 9:14 am
What should the RNC and GOP organizations do to prevent candidates like Donald Trump from damaging the GOP brand?

What should the RNC and GOP organizations do to prevent candidates like Donald Trump from damaging the GOP brand?

NEW YORK CITY (July 10, 2015) – (Courtesy Huffington Post / HuffPost Live) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has received backlash for his offensive anti-immigration rhetoric. Reports suggest that party leaders have since urged Trump to tone it down. Is he a threat to the GOP’s image? We break it down.

Host: Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill)

Guests:

Reed Galen @reedgalen (Park City, UT)Republican Political Consultant; Editor, Newconservative.us

Lenny McAllister @Lennymcallister (Pittsburgh, PA)Republican Strategist and Former Congressional Candidate; TV Host, ‘NightTalk: Get To The Point’; Radio Host, ‘The Lenny McAllister Show’

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Mid-Year 2015: Is the State of the American Union, “Disunity”? (June 26, 2015)

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2015 at 8:06 pm

PITTSBURGH (June 26, 2015) – Host Lenny McAllister (“NightTalk: Get to the Point”) ask the question, “what is wrong with the USA at the mid-point of 2015?” He uses the question to prompt a mid-year conversation with his guests on the Get To The Point Panel this week: radio host Rose Tennent (“Rose Unplugged”), TV host Ellis Cannon (“NightTalk”), and political strategist Olivia Benson.

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Can the USA Use Diplomacy to Neutralize ISIS? (Jan 30, 2015)

In Video on February 1, 2015 at 11:29 am
Jan 30 2015 GTTP Panel (new)

Lenny McAllister debates former Ambassador Dan Simpson (columnist, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Dr. Michael Aleprete (l) of Westminster College, and Dr. Colin Clarke (RAND Corporation) on the possibilities and merits of “diplomacy” with groups such as ISIS, al-Aqeda, and Boko Haram in 2015 during this clip from “NT: Get to the Point” on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel.

PITTSBURGH CABLE NEWS CHANNEL (January 30, 2015): Host Lenny McAllister (“NightTalk: Get to the Point”) digs deeper into the notion of diplomatic relations and negotiations with ISIS, al-Qaeda, and others during the ongoing developments of the “War On Terror” during this clip from the January 30 episode of “Get To The Point”.

 

 

McAllister’s Get To The Point Panel this week includes Ambassador Dan Simpson (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), political science professor Dr. Michael Aleprete (Westminster College), and political scientist Dr. Colin Clarke (RAND Corporation).

 

A clip from the Get To The Point Panel discussion on January 30 episode can be by clicking the picture above or by clicking HERE

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NightTalk: Get to the Point” is hosted by Lenny McAllister and airs on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel live on Friday nights at 8pm with an encore presentation on Mondays at 5pm.

PCNC can be seen in the Pittsburgh television market on Channel 35 on Comcast systems and Channel 9 on Verizon FIOS. It is the “sister-station” to NBC affiliate WPXI and broadcasts from WPXI-TV’s state-of-the-art studios. As the cable outlet of NBC affiliate WPXI, the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel reaches over 850,000 cable subscribers throughout Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia.

Domestic Unrest Impacts USA’s War on Terror (Jan 30, 2015)

In Video on February 1, 2015 at 11:19 am
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“Perhaps we’ve been too busy fighting domestic battles that should have been won long ago after multiple decades, multiple amendments to the Constitution, multiple rounds of protests, and (believe it or not)…even a Civil War.”

PITTSBURGH CABLE NEWS CHANNEL (January 30, 2015): Political commentator Lenny McAllister (host, “NightTalk: Get to the Point”) discusses how America’s domestic battles are impacting the USA in its ongoing fight against ISIS, al-Qaeda, and terrorism cells during the “War On Terror”. McAllister’s January 30 version of his “Starting Point” commentary addresses how unrest within America’s politics, urban communities, and other areas of strife must end if we are to defeat the nation’s 21st century international enemies.

 

A clip from the Get To The Point Panel discussion on January 30 episode can be by clicking the picture above or by clicking HERE

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NightTalk: Get to the Point” is hosted by Lenny McAllister and airs on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel live on Friday nights at 8pm with an encore presentation on Mondays at 5pm.

PCNC can be seen in the Pittsburgh television market on Channel 35 on Comcast systems and Channel 9 on Verizon FIOS. It is the “sister-station” to NBC affiliate WPXI and broadcasts from WPXI-TV’s state-of-the-art studios. As the cable outlet of NBC affiliate WPXI, the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel reaches over 850,000 cable subscribers throughout Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia.

 

ICYMI: “News One Now” Talks Cuba Relations (December 18 2014)

In Video on January 5, 2015 at 11:27 am
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As President Obama looks to “normalize” relations with Cuba over time, host Roland Martin (“News One Now”) discusses the president’s latest moves with Lenny McAllister, Kim Brown, and Dr. Avis Jones-Deweever.

 

Washington, DC (December 18, 2014): Roland Martin discusses Obama’s decision to recalibrate relations with Cuba on this episode of “News One Now” on TV One. Martin interviews Roland Roebuck along with panelists Dr. Avis Jones-Deweever, Lenny McAllister, and Kim Brown.

 

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LISTEN: The McAllister Minute (April 17 – 23, 2013)

In Audio on April 17, 2013 at 11:05 am
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“…After 9/11, our nation at least took a deep breath to grieve together and unite before mistrust crept in. We focused exclusively on heroism in the initial days. Now, even as the blood continues to flow from the (Boston Marathon) victims, some within our nation continue to fixate on political and racial hatred, not national togetherness…That’s not leadership, folks, and that is clearly not what America is supposed to be all about…”

“You know the talk of the puffed-up, politicized ‘tyranny’ that both the right and left promote over their pet issues – issues such as gun control, immigration amnesty, and taxation. Yet sadly, once again, we see the truth about true tyranny as it showed its ugly presence in Boston.

“What everyone continues to miss during our deep-seated, often-heated partisan debates over the past several years is what I continue to remind us of daily: if we continue to treat each other as though we are not fellow Americans – even during the most heated of political arguments – those that truly hate America are provided ample opportunities to blow our society apart.

“Literally.

“That’s not leadership, folks, and that is clearly not what America is supposed to be all about.

“We live in scary times post-9/11 and post-April 15, and I’m not even talking about airplanes or pressure-cooker bombs.  I’m talking about a self-inflicted tyranny that we better address before more smoke from terror fills our skies.

“We live in scary times. Be a difference-maker, folks, or be afraid.”

Catch Lenny McAllister’s latest version of “The McAllister Minute” on one of over 400 stations found on the American Urban Radio Network starting today by clicking the picture above or clicking HERE.

WATCH: Lenny McAllister Discusses Presidential Legacy on “HuffPost Live”

In Video on November 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm

What decisions will President Obama choose in order to cement his legacy as a great presidential leader for America? Lenny talks with Abby Huntsman and others on HuffPost Live

WASHINGTON (November 16, 2012) – Republican strategist Lenny McAllister talks with HuffPost Live host Abby Huntsman as a panelist to discuss President Obama as he approaches his second term in office. As it begins, he will be carving his place in history. The HuffPost Live segment panelists pursue the question: what decisions will he choose that he feels make best decisions for America?

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