From the Producers Pod: March 5, 2014 Edition

By Jayne Ann Bugda |

Published 03/05 2014 03:26PM

Updated 03/05 2014 03:35PM

Hi It's Jayne Ann Bugda from the "Producer Pod"
  Here's what we are working  on for Eyewitness News for  March 5, 2014.

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again. ~Elizabeth Lawrence
(from the Quote Garden)

Hey-that quote reminds me of  Sesame Street!

  I am very excited- we have some celebrities coming to our Newsroom-  Elmo and Cookie Monster will be visiting PA Live-  they are going to perform-  "Cookie Crumba Rumba". 

 Don't forget to check out the Community Link here on PAHomepage. 

  Ladies and Gentlemen Dinner is Served:  Are you a Downton Abbey Fan-  Here is a great event  A Downton Abbey Fundraising dinner and Silent Auction to benefit Northeast Ballet will be held on Saturday, March 29th.  The event is hosted by The Frederick Stegmaier Mansion. (Read more under the Community Link)

The most recent new member to join the Pike Chamber is the PASS organization; also known as Pike Autism Support Services of NEPA, Inc.  The mission of the Pike Autism Support Services to empower, support and educate families and friends of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders by assisting and encouraging parents to be informed participants in their child's education and be effective advocates on their behalf.
 (Read more under the Community Link)

The Miss Greater Hazleton Scholarship Program, the official preliminary to the Miss America Pageant, will crown a Miss Greater Hazleton and Miss Greater Hazleton's Outstanding Teen on March 8th.  (Read more under the Community Link)


  On PA LIVE -
 Today is the first day of Lent -  John Costello from the Brown Barn Cafe in Shavertown is in the PA Live Kitchen;  Chef Costello will whip up a delicious meatless dish - fish tacos!
  Special guests Elmo and Cookie Monster will join us from Sesame Street Live... coming to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township.  They'll perform the "Cookie Crumba Rumba"  for us!

 Plus, it's Part 3 of Jasmine on the job. Today's she's a dog groomer!

On Eyewitness News at Five- Katherine Lachette is your producer-

  Wilkes University announces expansion plans.  The University just purchased the former Bartikowsky Jewelers. Sharon Gaeta will have our story.

  Monica Madeja has the story of Emilia who is looking for a "forever family" in our Little Love Report.

  A unique story on this Ash Wednesday- a church offering Drive Through Ashes. Tim Kelchner has the story-our Laurie Monteforte first told us about yesterday.

  On Eyewitness News at 6 and 11 
 Lindsay Keeler  is your producer 
  The latest on the Passage of the Flood Insurance Reform Bill.  The I-Team's Andy Mehalshick will have more on the "Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act" and what it means to people in our area.  It will mean that insurance premiums will not skyrocket.

  On Eyewitness News at Seven on WYOU-  An update of all the day's news.  Plus, here is what else I, (Jayne Ann)  will have for you. 

  A giant asteroid is hurling itself toward the earth, and it will be a close call. How close- well I guess if  you see us at 7 pm you will know the answer! 

  There may be an avocado shortage!

 Fox 56 News at 10:  Caitlin Rowe  is your producer


  Frozen is a honey of a story!  Very pretty photos.  Wait until you see this.

  In the Healthwatch- a youngster battling cancer is getting alot  of attention after his mom creates a Facebook  page in his honor.  The worldwide response to his birthday.


  Going to bed early? 
 Early Birds get your morning news on Eyewitness News Daybreak.  Monday through Friday
 Rise and shine with  Monica  and Dave and Tim
Kaitlin Sosnowski-Ayer is your producer.


 Your Eyewitness News Producing Line-Up- 

  Jayne Ann Bugda- Senior Producer PAHomepage  and Eyewitness News at 7 pm 
  Dawn Miller- Senior Producer-Manager

  Dave Becker  -  Eyewitness News at  11 am and Noon.

  Katherine Lachette- Eyewitness at 5

  Lindsay Keeler - Eyewitness News 6 and 11 


  Caitlin Rowe  - Eyewitness News at 10 (Fox56)

  Kirstin Cook  -  Eyewitness News at 10 Fox 56 Weekend

Kaitlin Sosnowski -Ayers-Eyewitness News Daybreak

What's on TV Tonight?  ( )

  Sue Kalinowski- our WBRE/WYOU Program Director/Coordinator  has these program highlights for  WBRE and WYOU. 

  "Survivor" - the contestants get soaked by a monsoon…. And on "CSI" at 10pm, the team deals with a dead Elvis!  (WBRE)

On "SVU" --- Rollins' son goes missing…and on "Chicago PD", is Voight's son involved in a murder?  (WBRE)
 . "Idol" Has the top 12 singing… who will be next to go (like Kristen!)? 8pm on WOLF.

  Dave Letterman talks to Tom Selleck from "Blue Bloods", Jimmy Fallon has Annette Bening  all in Late Night.


  Thank you for making Eyewitness News part of your day!


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