From the Producers Pod! February 17-18, 2018

 Hi it’s Jayne Ann Bugda from the Producer’s Pod! 


If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you to go on in spite of all.  And so today I still have a dream.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Program Reminder:  *Join us for Hidden History:  A celebration of Black History Month-   Saturday, February 17 at 2 pm on WBRE and then Saturday, February 24 at 7 pm on WYOU.  

The one hour program takes a look at the history of African Americans –in the U.S and here in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  

Eyewitness News Reporter Crystal Cranmore introduces us to the author of the book "Embattled Freedom"  Author Jim Remsen tells  the story of African Americans who fought in the Civil War  and called Waverly home.

Reporter Eric Deabill has the story of the historic Dennis Farm in Susquehanna County.

Learn about the effort to map  parts of the Underground Railroad in Stroudsburg with Eyewitness News Reporter Brianna Strunk .

Rudy Williams introduces us to The Lee sisters from Memphis, Tennessee - they were pioneers of the civil rights movement.

Eyewitness News Reporter Morgan Parrish heads to Bucknell University to trace the history to trace the proud history of African American students on campus.

Eyewitness News Reporter Crystal Cranmore explains how the city of Wilkes-Barre changed history this year on Martin Luther King, Junior day.

Then, reporter Tearsa Smith introduces us to the inspiring Reverend Doctor Harold Middlebrook.

Eyewitness News Reporter Kelly Choate Remembers the Titans with legendary coach Herman Boone who brought a message of Unity to Penn College.

Then the mystique and intrigue of the Prince Hall Masons,  Eyewitness News Reporter Crystal Cranmore takes a look at their history.

Brie Jackson DC Correspondent for Nexstar and Eyewitness News tells us the story of Gold Star Families.

And then Eyewitness News Anchor Nick Toma takes a look at the musical journey of the African American experience.

Hidden History airs Saturday, February 17 at 2 pm on WBRE and Saturday, February 24, at 7 pm on WYOU.


The Olympics are on WBRE!   We will have all the Olympic action plus reports every night during Eyewitness News- and from the Ozone at 7:30 pm on WBRE.


We welcome Kristina Shalhoup as the newest member of our Eyewitness Weather Department. Kristina will be presenting the weather on Friday and Saturday evening and will also be reporting during the week!  Welcome to the team


CASA of Luzerne County is hosting NEPA Sings! competition,sponsored in part by PNC Bank and Geisinger Health Systems

Twelve performers will be selected to compete in the finals on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the KCCA. The final competition will be emceed by Dave Kuharchik, host of PA Live! A panel of local celebrity judges will be announced shortly. 

The first place prize includes two tickets to a Broadway show in New York city with round trip transportation provided by Martz Trailways, as well as an opportunity to perform the winning song on PA Live! on WBRE-TV. The second place prize includes two tickets to a show at the F.M. Kirby Center and a $100 gift certificate good for dinner at a local restaurant. 





Join Dennis Owens for Sunday's 'This Week in Pennsylvania' .

 This Week in Pennsylvania airs Sundays at 6:30am on WBRE   



 Jane King’s KA-Ching Report is out.  Click here   


Dave Kuharchik, Brittany Sweeney and Director Sandy Wisnewski  will be back with after the Olympics with PA Live at 4 pm.  Until then enjoy the Olympic Games.


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


Got a question about your finances?  Financial Forum with Christopher Scalese- Monday, Wednesday and Friday


Good News- In Case You Missed It-   Here are some good news and heartfelt stories you can see right here on PAHomepage!

Love Notes!  Brittany Sweeney was on Valentine’s Day duty with area Barbershop Quartets!

Mystery Diner!  Kelly Byrne took us to “Yearbook Diner” in Tunkhannock

Our Morning Team has been trying out winter sports- this week they hit the ice to learn figure skating.



 Don't forget to check out the Community Link here on PAHomepage.   This Weekend’s Community News Features.

*C.H.H.I.P.S in Hazleton is getting ready for its Fingers Tournament!


*Save the date- Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will speak at Bucknell University 


 *Newborns in Geisinger Wyoming Valley (GWV)’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) received a message of love for their very first Valentine’s Day. The hospital’s tiniest patients and their families were the recipients of more than 120 tiny hand-knit hats made by a small group of local volunteers.


* On Sunday, February 18, 2018, Trails for Tails, a Leadership Wilkes-Barre Class of 2018 project team, hosts “Cocktails for a Cause” at Kevin’s, 247 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, from 2 to 4 p.m. All proceeds from the event will support the Trails for Tails project – creating a new memorial walking trail at the SPCA of Luzerne County in Plains, PA.


Join the Team:

   Join the team on Saturday 6 am and 8:30 am   and Sunday Morning at  7 am and 9 am   Lauren Hensley along with  Kevin Derek .    

   Mark Hiller and Robin Deehan will be here on for Eyewitness News at 6 and 11 (on WBRE/WYOU)


On Sunday, Candice Kelly and Nick Toma  , Josh Hodell, - AJ Donatoni  for Eyewitness News  -   

    Weekend producer  Blake Cohen  - Rosie Langello

  Zack Smith on the Assignment Desk


 Our Eyewitness News Producing Line-Up-  

    Leo Russo- Executive Producer
  Jayne Ann Bugda- Senior Producer PAHomepage  and Eyewitness News at 7 pm 

  Dave Becker  -  Eyewitness News at  11 am and Noon.

  Katherine Lachette- Eyewitness at 5

  Rachel Linden   - Eyewitness News 6

 Blake Cohen/Rosie Langello  Eyewitness News  11  - Monday through Thursday
(Eyewitness News 6 and 11-   on Sundays)

      .Kaitlin Sosnowski-Ayer is your 5 am and 6 am  producer.

      Rachel Vitale   (Saturday/Sunday Morning)



What's on TV Tonight?

 Saturday,  February 17, 2018

CBS  (WYOU) On CBS Saturday    

 MacGyver, NCSI: New Orleans ;  48 Hours- Paradise Lost


Hidden History:   2pm

 O-Zone- 7:30 pm followed by Winter Olympic Games





Sunday, February 18, 2018


 CBS Sunday Morning Lineup

 CHEATING HEARTS - Tony Dokoupil reports on why mates stray.


ON DISPLAY - Alex Wagner profiles Amy Sherald, the artist who painted former First Lady Michelle Obama’s official portrait.


THE ENVELOPE PLEASE - WILLEM DAFOE- Martha Teichner visits with actor Willem Dafoe, who is nominated for an Oscar for his role in “The Florida Project.”


ON BROADWAY – JIMMY BUFFETT – Tracy Smith catches up with singer, songwriter and entrepreneur Jimmy Bufffett, the force behind the new Broadway production of “Escape to Margaritaville.”


WORST EVER? – Mo Rocca reconsiders the life and legacy of our 17th President, Andrew Johnson, often ranked by historians far down on the list of successful presidents.


A MOVEABLE FEAST - Seth Doane goes on a tour of tapas restaurants in Madrid.


OPINION – Legendary actor Ed Asner weighs in on presidents, our founding fathers, and his thoughts about the country. 





 Big Brother: Celebrity Edition;  S.W.A.T. followed Seal Team



 Hidden History – 2 pm


 Olympic Games begin at 8 pm

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