From the Producers Pod: August 30-31, 2014 Edition

By Jayne Ann Bugda |

Published 08/29 2014 10:31PM

Updated 08/30 2014 02:44AM

Hi it’s Jayne Ann Bugda from the Producer’s Pod. 
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. ~Judy Garland  (From the Quote Garden)
Can you believe it is Labor Day Weekend?  Where did the summer go?  Please have a safe holiday weekend!
  Well football season is here.  Rich Charneski –Sport Photo Journalist will be providing me some game notes again this season.  Rich says on tap for today-  Bucknell University kicks off a new season against VMI at 6 pm in Lewisburg.
   Penn State is in Dublin, Ireland facing UCF at 8:30 am.
  And Notre Dame opens at home against Rice.  You can see the game at 3;30 pm on WBRE!
Speaking of Penn State- I am including some photos here in the pod from Temple Bar Ireland- our good friend and former WBRE/WYOU reporter David DeCosmo sent them our way!  Enjoy the game!
Don’t Forget!  Eyewitness Sports-Ken Brown, AJ Donatoni and Photojournalist Rich Charneski need an anthem!  The Eyewitness Sports department has launched a contest to find the new sound of their Friday Night High School Football Show. We are seeking original material from local bands and musicians to use as a part of our show open. Songs should be no longer than :45 in length and will be aired each and every Friday. What better way to have your sound heard than on television? Those who are interested can send their submissions to We will narrow the field down to a handful of our top selections and open the contest for voting by our viewers. The new 'sound' of the Friday Night Football Show will debut on Week 5 of the high school football season. Use the first couple of weeks to draw some inspiration from our show and get your submissions in by the week of September 15th.
In the PA Live Kitchen this week- PA Live Host  Dave Kuharchik checking in with his week’s Kitchen line up!
Monday –  No PA Live today!
Tuesday -   279 Bar and Grill  
Wednesday-  Cork Bar and Restaurant
Thursday  -  TBA
Friday  -   Pronto Via Pizzeria
  Did you see Meteorologist Drew Anderson's Ice Bucket Challenge in Alaska !   Click here to watch!
Got a Question?
  If you have a veteran's issue- you can call Judge Tom Munley of Veterans Views at 570-706-7418.  You can also reach Judge Munley on
If you have a legal question you would like answered by Law and You team of Attorney Greg Fellerman and Attorney Ed Ciarimboli you can call 570-706-7429.  You can also submit a question on
 -Generations of Energy Segment: Take a look at the past, present and the future-of energy sources in our region  The Generations of Energy report this Sunday at 11 pm on Eyewitness News  
If you missed this week’s In the Garden Report with Josh Hodell – you can catch an encore during our  Eyewitness News Saturday Morning.  It is also available for viewing right here on PA Homepage .  Our friend Jane Risse and staff at the Greenhouse Project at Nay Aug Park is helping us out!
You can see the Jane King’s Business Report everyday on Eyewitness News at Five.  Every weekend you can read Jane's King’s Ka-Ching report :  It has some interesting stories for you to enjoy-  Jane King’s KA-Ching Report-
Good News- In Case You Missed It-  Here are some good news stories you can see right here on PAHomepage.
WWII Veteran Stanley Sones receives a Purple Heart!  A wonderful story from Valerie Tysanner

New learning studio unveiled at Lackawanna College-  Eric Deabill shows us around

The Sports Secret Society!  Mascots!  Enjoy this story by Ken Brown


“Cancer Survivors Celebration” 
 Saturday, September 20th at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre
  Saturday, September 27th at McDade Park in Scranton. 
10am – 12pm
For more information, go to or call the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at 1-800-424-6724.  Also you can check Newsmakers here on PAHomepage-  The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute was featured this month on Newsmakers-  check out the show under our Newsmakers Link to learn more
  Check out our Community Link here on PA Homepage.  This weekend features:  (Read more about these events on Community Link)
* Slavic Soul Party, a brass band from New York City, will kick-off the Weis Center’s new 2014-15 Series on Friday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. outside on the Weis Center Plaza. The family-friendly performance at Bucknell University is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
* Art created from reclaimed denim is in the spotlight at the next exhibit at The Gallery at Penn College, on the third floor of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Madigan Library.
Join the Team:
  Sharon Gaeta and  Kevin Derk will be here on Saturday  and Sunday Morning at 9 am.
  Join Mark Hiller   along with  Drew Anderson and A J Donatoni. They  will be here on for Eyewitness News at 6 and 11 (on WBRE/WYOU) and at 10 on Fox 56 on Saturday and Sunday
 Kirstin Cook is your Weekend producer.   
Nick Hughes is on the Assignment Desk
What's on TV Tonight?
  Sue Kalinowski- our WBRE/WYOU Program Director/Coordinator has your weekend line up. 
 August 30, 2014-   
WOLF  has college football----Fresno State @ USC Trojans 7:30-11pm (10pm news to WSWB!)…..  
“Dateline” on WBRE (8pm) ----the story of how a Nevada teen is murdered,---and then how 2 very unlikely people both confess!  Repeat “SVU” afterward.  WYOU has “Unforgettable”
(new at 8pm)----where a dead CEO leads Carrie and Al to investigate an elite prep school….and on “Reckless” ----will Terry testify against Lee Anne?  “SNL” is a repeat (maybe even a
3-peat?) with Lady Gaga as both host and musical guest. 
August 31, 2014- 
 Ok…so on WOLF…. it’s…. “Bob-Bob-Simpsons-Simpsons-Family Guy-Family Guy”…. All repeats tonight. 
WBRE has “American Ninja Warrior” --- a re-do of the Denver finals….and “AGT” is a repeat from Tuesday, when the
4 Wildcards came back into the competition.  “60 Minutes”-----7pm-----the “Pink Panther” art/jewelry thieves…. And learning how to live…in order to live longer. s
“Big Brother” has 2 new heads-of-household being crowned…. “Unforgettable” deals with a bombing investigation….
And on “Reckless”----Knox has a dirty secret that could up-end Reed’s mayoral campaign… all new on WYOU tonight.
Thank you for making Eyewitness News Part of your Weekend!

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