From the Producer Pod: May 25-26, 2019

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Hi, it is Jayne Ann Bugda from the Producers Pod!   

It is Memorial Day Weekend – there are a number of observances and ceremonies taking place- place take time and pause to remember those how fought for our freedom

 For the brave and the true
…the red, white and blue
Are united forever.
~William Woodman, “Emblems of Decoration Day,” 1892From the Quote Garden

 Since 1999 WYOU has been helping Children’s Miracle Network raise money for the Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville. This year we continue that commitment and for the first time the reach of WYOU and WBRE are combined to help this tremendous facility.

 In years past, we’ve asked for your support over the course of a weekend. This year, we’re focusing our efforts on a single day – Monday, June 3rd – and we hope you’ll join us in supporting the children’s hospital.

 We’ll bring you some touching examples of how the efforts of children’s miracle network and the Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital has truly impacted so many young lives – and those of their families – in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.

Join Dennis Owens for Sunday’s ‘This Week in Pennsylvania nursing homes across the commonwealth are in a serious funding crisis… Adam Marles with Leading Age P-A, an association of not-for-profit senior services says for years nursing homes have been underfunded at the state level.. Marles says without increased funds the quality and care provided to older Pennsylvanians will continue to decline. He discussed it on this week in Pennsylvania…

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

amusement rides and more

*Check out Keystone Creations Exclusively here on PAHomepage-  Eyewitness News Reporter Kristina Shalhoup is your guide some interesting businesses right here in NEPA.   This week she visits the Ralph S. Alberts Company.  They manufacture amusement rides and more

 *Have you check out our new Podcasts?  They are hosted by Nick Toma and produced by Ron Williams.  Interesting topics!    On this episode of the Eyewitness News Podcast, we sit down with Political Analyst Dr. David Sosar to take a look at what the results of the 2019 Primary Elections could mean for NEPA.

 Jane King’s KA-Ching Report is out.  Click here     Don’t forget to tune in for Jane King’s Reports every morning on Eyewitness News.

   Director Sandy Wisnewski, Haley Bianco and Bryan Scofield 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!

  Don’t forget on Tuesday we try out 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

My son fell off a ladder at work and has a bad back injury. He hasn’t worked since. What type of claim does he have? Janet – Kingsto

 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

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Got a question about your finances?  Financial Forum with Christopher Scalese-   Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 am and Tuesday and Thursday during our 7 pm  Newscast on WYOU

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

*  The I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick had a one-on one interview with President Donald Trump during his visit to Montoursville on Monday.    

*   Andy also told us about the Dedication of the Vietnam Memorial in West Hazleton.

*  Rachel Espiallat had a wonderful story for Memorial Day weekend – 70 Korean War Veterans Honored in Lycoming County

*   Cody Butler took a coffee break with some drivers this Memorial Day weekend at area rest stops-  Many groups and organizations are raising money there this weekend!

*   Check out our Veterans Views for information important to our Veterans!  

 * Kelly Choate  told us about the big push for a Pizza Festival in NEPA

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

*   it’s time to start thinking summer vacation! Twice this summer, Hawk Mountain will host its one-of-a-kind Appalachian Adventure Camp for young nature enthusiasts entering grades 4-8.

 * The Summer Lunch Box Program will host a chicken barbecue, raffle, and Chinese auction (basket raffles) at the Lenox V.F.W. on Saturday, June 1st

  *  Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Barricade, Transformers replica vehicles, will roll out on Pocono Township Community Day.

*Friends with Paws Pet Rescue will host a Penne Pasta dinner fundraiser.  The event will be held on Friday, May 31st from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Regal Room, 214 Lackawanna Avenue in Olyphant. 

This is a takeout or dine in event.  There will be a cash bar, Raffle baskets and a 50/50 at the door.

Tickets are available by calling 570-507-2448 or by emailing

Join the Team:

   Join the team on Saturday 6 am and 8 am   and Sunday Morning at  7 am and 9 am   Brianna Strunk  along with  Kevin Derek .    

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

 Producer Katie McMahon

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

    Weekend producer   –  Rachel Vitale  

  Zack Smith on the Assignment Desk

 Our Eyewitness News Producing Line-Up-  

  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

    Ron Williams –  Social Media

   Rachel Vitale  Eyewitness News  11  – Monday through Thursday
(Eyewitness News 6 and 11-   on Sundays)

 Katey McMahon-  Eyewitness News at 11 Friday and Eyewitness News Saturday 6 and 11

 .Kaitlin Sosnowski-Ayer is your 5 am and 6 am  producer.
   Varvara Budetti (Saturday/Sunday Morning)

What’s on TV Tonight?

 Saturday, May 25, 2019


 God Friended Me at 8 pm;  Ransom at 9 pm and at 10 pm 48 Hours –   


 The Wall followed by NBC Dateline

Sunday, May 26, 2019

CBS – Sunday Morning

 FREEWHEELING – CBS THIS MORNING Co-host Tony Dokoupil looks at the increasing number of people who are choosing to forego permanent homes to live in converted school buses and vans to travel the country.

ON A PEDESTAL – Faith Salie reports on a growing movement to make sure more women are honored with statues.

THE MAESTRO – Martha Teichner catches up with Louisville Symphony conductor Teddy Abrams, who in the four years since he took over has boosted attendance by 30%.

HOT SHOT – Barry Petersen profiles photographer Barbara Van Cleave, who is focused on documenting the ranching life she learned as a child.

ON BROADWAY – ANNETTE BENING – Serena Altschul sits down with Tony-nominee Annette Bening, now in the Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons.”

MUSIC MAN – Conor Knighton talks with musician and Army veteran Michael Trotter, who fell in love with making music when he began to play a piano formerly owned by Saddam Hussein while stationed in Iraq.

OPINION – 60 MINUTES’ Scott Pelley offers his thoughts on the state of political discourse, voting and the country. 

60 Minutes


 God Friended Me followed  NCIS Los Angeles and Madame Secretary


  American Ninja Warriors followed by Good Girls at 10 pm

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