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From the Producers Pod: December 12, 2013 Edition

Here is what we are working on for Eyewitness News. It is Thursday, December 12, 2013.
Hi It's Jayne Ann Bugda from the "Producer Pod"
  Here's what we are working  on for Eyewitness News for  December 12, 2013. 

  There are 12 shopping days until Christmas.

  National Poinsettia Day is celebrated on December 12th of each year in recognition of Joel Roberts Poinsett who passed away December 12, 1851.
Joel Roberts Poinsett was a physician, botanist and American statesman
(I found this information on the National Whatever Day website!!)

  Don't forget to check out the Community Link here on PAHomepage. 
  Dress for Success Worldwide has joined QVC to extend #GivingTuesday beyond the one day of encouraged goodwill, offering supporters the opportunity to give back for an entire month, from December 3, 2013 through January 3, 2014. QVC will match customer donations to four select charities, up to $150,000 raised collectively. Dress for Success will use "Give Joy” funds to support local affiliates, such as Dress for Success Lackawanna,

Wayne Memorial Hospital’s Hospice and Grace Episcopal Church are co-sponsoring a “Blue Christmas” Service of Hope on Sunday, December 29th at 2:00 pm. The service is designed for people who “feel at odds with the feeling of joy and happiness that society expects this time of year,” such as those who have suffered a personal loss-the death of a loved one, a divorce, illness or the end of a job. 

  On PA LIVE -  Dave Becker is  your producer- 

 He always brings a recipe that's makes your mouth water!
  Jim Mazar from Mazar's Bridgeview restaurant in nicholson joins us in the kitchen
  Music fills the air as the wyoming area guitar ensemble joins us in the studio.
   And we get a glimpse into  the world of celebrities.
  Ralphie from 97 BHT will be in with this week's Ralphie Report.

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

 Local College Officials and  Students are reacting to
the news of the death of a New York Student who died after a hazing ritual in the Poconos.  The I-Team's Andy Mehalshick will have our story

  A manger scene is back in Schuylkill Haven.  The community has purchased a new manager scene after someone stole it last year.  Mark Hiller takes a look at the new security in place to keep the Christmas Scene safe.

  Today is the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Jasmin Brooks will have the inspirational story.


  On Eyewitness News at 6 and 11 
(Dawn Miller is in for 6 - Jayne Ann Bugda- 11 pm- in for
- is in for Lindsay Keeler  as your producers  . 

  A Heavily traveled Lackawanna County Bridge, closed for more than two years finally reopens.  Eric Deabill was there as the bridge opened today.

A woman is in the hospital and a man under arrest after an alleged domestic dispute spiraled into arson in Schuylkill County.  Mark Hiller will have our story.

  One community won't let a grinch spoil Christmas.  After it's community Christmas Tree was destroyed by vandals, Black Creek Township residents say they are now seeing the true meaning of Christmas.  Andy Mehalshick has our story.

  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 Monroe County woman spent years encouraging lawmakers to pass a life-saving bill. That bill has finally passed.  Our Laurie Monteforte will have the story.

  A possible fix for the "Old Forge Borehole".  Eric Deabill is working on this story for us.

  And we will treat you to a rare sight called the Diamond Fuji


Fox 56 News at 10:  Caitlin Rowe  is your producer!

  Viral Vids!  It is Throwback Thursday!!! A yodeling video!

Plus, Crow-boarding.  What is crow-boarding?  We'll cue up the surfing music and enjoy!!!


  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- PAHomepage  and Eyewitness News at 7 pm 

  Dave Becker  -  Eyewitness News at Noon and PA Live

  Katherine Lachette-  11 am and 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. 

Sheldon is away when the gang decorates their Christmas tree…and they realize how much he has changed their lives (“Big Bang Theory” 8pm)…..and the Christmas lyrics are
flowing in the beach house on “Two And A Half Men” tonight (9:30pm WYOU). 8 groups perform their favorite hit songs on “The Sing Off” (8pm) and it’s both Christmas and Hanukkah on
“The Michael J. Fox Show” tonight with Mike anchoring on Christmas Eve! (Both WBRE.)
“X Factor” ---it’s elimination time and Jennifer Nettles and Enrique Igelsias perform. … (WOLF)…and there’s a repeat “Christmas” episode of
“Glee” at 9pm. David Letterman has Julia Roberts, Jay Leno chats with Kevin Hart 

  Thank you for making Eyewitness News part of your day!


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