From the Producers Pod January 13-14, 2018

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

 The time is always right to do what is right.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Program Reminder: They call it the house that love built!  On Sunday, Newsmakers will feature the Ronald McDonald House of Danville.

   Jayne Ann Bugda will have as her guests Renee Gerringer, Development Officer, Ginnetta Reed, Director of Communications and Development and Michael Turlis, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House of Danville.

   Each day the Ronald McDonald House welcomes the families of children who are hospitalized at the Janet Weis Children's Hospital at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.  The panel will discuss the history of the Ronald McDonald House and the need for volunteers. They will also talk about the new Ronald McDonald Family Room located inside the Janet Weis Children's Hospital. 

   Newsmakers airs Sunday, January 14 at 6:30 am on WYOU and 11:30 am on WBRE.



The Greater Scranton Martin Luther King Commission (GSMLKC) will hold its annual celebration and community awards dinner at The University of Scranton, Sunday, Jan. 14. The theme of this year’s event, which will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the McIlhenny Ballroom of the DeNaples Center, is a “higher destiny” and focuses on raising awareness of the impact media portrayal has on the public’s beliefs about race, people, relationships and culture. Bayeté Ross Smith, a photographer, multi-media artist, filmmaker and educator from New York City, and Andy Mehalshick, an investigative reporter for WBRE Eyewitness News, Wilkes-Barre, will speak at the dinner.
The 2018 GSMLKC dinner theme is inspired by a quote from Dr. King: “Let us be those creative dissenters who will call our nation to A Higher Destiny. 


* Eyewitness News Education Reporter Crystal Cranmore will be the Mistress of Ceremony at the  first NAACP Wilkes-Barre Branch 2306 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Breakfast. 

The event will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, January. 15, at Genetti’s Best Western, Wilkes-Barre. 

The keynote Speaker is Cassandra Coleman, Director of N.E. Region for Governor Tom Wolf.

Ronald Felton will be honored with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Fighter Award.




The weather has been like one wild rollercoaster this week.  Warm, rainym icy, cold  Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for the latest weather and news.   

Also- it is a good idea for all of us to check on each other during cold and nasty weather.  Check on older neighbors and our pets!




Join Dennis Owens for Sunday's 'This Week in Pennsylvania'. Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack joins host, Dennis Owens, to discuss the investigation into his treatment of staff, his relationship with the governor and his re-election campaign.

 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 checking in with this week’s PA Live Highlights!


   In the PA Live Kitchen This Week- Another great week of recipes and more!  Join us in the PA Live Kitchen every day at 4 pm on PA Live!


It is a big week in our PA Live Kitchen


Monday -   Michael Abate - Pocono Supper Club               

Tuesday –                     TBA

Wednesday  -               Core Life       

Thursday           TBA

Friday          -   TBA




Don’t forget on Tuesday we tryout a new product!  The Tuesday Tryout on PA Live!



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!

Kelly Choate introduces us to The longtime public address announcer for Riverside Junior/Senior High School called his 1,000th game! Dave Adomiak has been calling the football and boys and girls basketball games for 41 years.

*Haley Bianco put a call out for Cinderella’s Closet in Frackville!  The Rotary which runs the store is looking for a new location now that the Schuylkill Mall is closing!   

Photojournalist Joseph Butash had one interesting story about a local man who is a Bookbinder! 


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

Events to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.

The University of Scranton will host the 19th annual Northeast PA Brain Bee for high school students in grades 9 to 12 on Saturday, Feb. 3, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Loyola Science Center. The Brain Bee is offered free of charge, however, registration is required to participate

  2018 season Phoenix Performing Arts Centre is proud to present: DISENCHANTED A New Musical Comedy


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will partner with the Office of Governor Tom Wolf to host a Cabinet in Your Community event on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 2:00 p.m. Anyone who is interested in attending will need to RSVP. To reserve a seat or call 570-614-2090 by Saturday, Jan. 13. 


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)

      Chelesa Titlow -   Eyewitness News Producer- digital

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

      Rachel Vitale   (Saturday/Sunday Morning)



What's on TV Tonight?

 Saturday,  January 13, 2018

CBS  (WYOU) On CBS Saturday    

 NFL Football



 Will and Grace , Superstore,  Dateline NBC “The Sting”;  Saturday Night Live –(10 pm)


 Saturday Night Live (11:30 pm)  Follows Eyewitness News at 11



Sunday, January 14, 2018

 6:30 am Newsmakers:  Ronald McDonald House in Danville- Topic

 CBS Sunday Morning Lineup

DRAWING THE LINE - Mo Rocca reports our cover story on the controversial practice of gerrymandering, which is the manipulation of voting district boundaries for political gain.


TIME’S UP – Contributing correspondent Oprah Winfrey sits down with a group of Hollywood stars to talk about the Time’s Up campaign, their goals, and how they hope to help other women.


SCENE OF THE CRIME – Erin Moriarty visits a unique exhibit of crime scene dioramas from the 1940’s, now used as training tools for solving murders.


SUNDAY PROFILE - SHARON STONE  Lee Cowan catches up with actress Sharon Stone, who talks about her difficult recovery from a stroke and her return to acting.


ISLAND HOPPING- Conor Knighton takes us to a far-flung piece of America - Wake Island, a tiny atoll, which sits 1,500 miles east of Guam.


CALL NOW!  - Nancy Giles weighs in on all those exercise gizmos you’ve seen advertised on TV promising to help with your New Year’s resolutions.


OPINION –  Contributor Faith Salie has some thoughts about President Trump’s use of a certain expletive to describe American allies including Haiti and El Salvador.





8 pm     Wisdom of the Crowd; NCIS – Los Angles and Madame Secretary



11:30 am  Newsmakers- Ronald McDonald House in Danville- Topic

 Dateline NBC “Family Business” ; “Ride Along” at 9 pm

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