From the Producers Pod: November 11 to 12, 2017

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

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. ~Irish Proverb

(From the Quote Garden)

Program Reminder:

 Building a Community to Conquer Opioid Addiction will be the topic of Newsmakers on Sunday, November 12th.    Jayne Ann Bugda and Andy Mehalshick host the public affairs program.

Bugda and Mehalshick will have as their guests,  Luzerne County District Attorney, Stephanie Salavantis,  Jason Harlen, CEO Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services and Amber Loomis of the Family  Service Association of NEPA.   

The panel will discuss the growing opioid problem in our communities and how we can take action as a community to conquer the problem of addiction. They will also discuss the impact addiction has on families.

 The program will also focus on the upcoming Family Service Association Conference which will take a close look at the opioid epidemic in our communities. 

 Newsmakers airs Sunday, November 12 at 6:30 am on WYOU and at 11:30 am on WBRE.



Here is what the Eyewitness News Team is up to this weekend and beyond!

 The Deutsch Institute Annual Brunch at St. Mary’s St. Mary's Center, Scranton- Sunday, November 12-    Your Eyewitness News Celebrity Servers Mark Hiller, Dave Kuharchik ,Eric Deabill , Rod Jackson  and Nick Toma .  Tickets Adults: $25.00
Deutsch Members: $22.00, Children (6 to 12 years old): $10.00, (5 and under: Free)


    Mark your calendars for an evening of Fun And Wine Tasting, Food And Entertainment To Support Veterans’ Services In Our Community! Catholic Social Services of Wyoming Valley presents “Rhythm and Wine’ Friday, November 17 at the Bartolai Winery on Route 92

The evening will feature delicious menu choices from Chef Mike Abate of the Pocono Supper club, Mc’ed by Celebrity Chairs Eyewitness News PA Live Host Dave Kuharchik Morning Anchor Kelly Byrne. There will also be live entertainment provided by Paul Oschal and Take 3.

Information regarding ticket purchases (still only $50 per person), for information on event sponsorships, and door prize donations   contact Kelli Jones at (570)822-7118 ext. 357 or




Join Dennis Owens for Sunday's 'This Week in Pennsylvania'.
   This Week in Pennsylvania airs Sundays at 6:30am on WBRE  - debate continues over a new bill that changes the way teachers can be laid off.
     Governor Wolf let the bill become law last week without signing it...  Plus- strong words from Attorney General Josh Shapiro on fighting the opioid epidemic
      P-A's top prosecutor on Sunday's This Week in Pennsylvania.
     Discussing why he's leading a multi-state investigation into drug manufacturers and distributors...



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


Dave Kuharchik, 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 -         Fell Stone Manor   

Tuesday –        Pocono Supper Club            

Wednesday  -   Greystone

Thursday     -    Ice House Pub

Friday        -     Isaiah Hooks  




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!

  How to get a good night sleep- Check out Chris Langlois series on sleep- great advice for all- sweet dreams!

*Rock Steady- Mark Hiller brought us a story of inspiration of a group of people who are giving Parkinson’s Disease – the one, two punch!

* Lakeland Students celebrate Veterans Day!




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


  Corey Ehret – Memorial Walk and Run

  King’s College Theatre Department will set the mood for their upcoming production of playwright John Patrick Shanley’s zany romantic comedy, “Italian American Reconciliation.“ Audiences can reserve a table in a restaurant-themed setting in the style of in a Little Italy, New York, complete with red-and-white checked tablecloths, candlelight, and breadsticks during performances scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 9-11 and Nov. 16-18 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 12 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre. 


On Saturday and Sunday, November 18th and 19th, the Waverly Community House will host its 34th Annual Artisans’ Marketplace proudly sponsored by the Waverly General Store.  The Artisans’ Marketplace showcases the area’s most talented artisans and craftspeople who will offer high quality, handmade, one-of-a-kind items just in time for the holidays. 


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 along with Dave Caulfield and Robin Deehan will be here on for Eyewitness News at 6 and 11 (on WBRE/WYOU)


On Sunday,   Nick Toma, Candice Kelly, 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,  November 11, 2017

CBS  (WYOU) On CBS Saturday   

NCIS at 8 pm followed

 Did being on camera for a true-crime television show influence the way an Atlanta detective investigated an alleged rape and murder? Erin Moriarty and 48 HOURS investigate what impact that TV show may have had into the search for clues in the death of a Marietta, Ga. man and the murder case against the woman who shot him dead, in “Reality Kills” to be broadcast Saturday, Nov. 11 (10:00 PM).



8 pm  - Will and Grace, Superstore, DateLine NBC-  Followed by Saturday Night Live –Best Of


 Saturday Night Live Follows Eyewitness News at 11


Sunday, November 12, 2017

 WYOU/CBS-  CBS Sunday Morning

6:30 AM- Newsmakers- “Conquering Opioid Addiction in our Communities”


THE UNGERS - Ted Koppel reports on a group of former Maryland inmates—many senior citizens - who spent decades in prison due to a law which was overturned in 2012, enabling them to win their freedom.


NEXT ACT - David Begnaud travels to hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico with “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda who returns to the site of his ancestral home to bring aid to the island.


Q & A - TINA BROWN - Tony Dokoupil catches up with legendary magazine editor Tina Brown, who opens up about her new book, about President Trump and her relationship with disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein.


A COUNTRY MILE - FAITH HILL AND TIM MCGRAW - Tracy Smith sits down with country music super stars – and husband and wife – Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, who talk about their relationship, life on the road and more.


BETWEEN THE LINES - Faith Salie examines the unique style and offbeat humor of New Yorker magazine cartoonist George Booth.


HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU –   Manuel Bojorquez takes a fond look back at what some consider the greatest movie of all time—“Casablanca,” which was released 75 years ago in November of 1942.


A PLACE AT THE TABLE - Nancy Giles visits Rooster Soup, an acclaimed Philadelphia   restaurant that donates food and 100% of its profits to help feed the homeless.






11:30 am - Newsmakers- “Conquering Opioid Addiction in our Communities”

8 pm     Wisdom of the Crowd; NCIS Los Angeles; Madame Secretary




 8 pm --   NFL Football

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