From the Producers Pod: March 9-10, 2019

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

 For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way –
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
~Author Unknown   (From The Quote Garden)

  The Scranton Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is Saturday, March 9th!  You can watch it live on WYOU at Noon or streaming live here on PAHomepage.   Candice Kelly and Mark Hiller along with Nick Toma will be your guides to fun!    Look for members of the Eyewitness News team they will be walking in the parade!

And on March 10, Sunday!  Wilkes-Barre’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade at 2 pm.

Program Reminder! Three area police chiefs will talk about the challenges and concerns they face every day protecting our communities on this Sunday’s Newsmakers.  The monthly public affairs program is hosted by Jayne Ann Bugda and Andy Mehalshick.   Joining Bugda and Mehalshick will be Hazleton Police Chief Jerry Speziale, Scranton Police Chief Carl Graziano, and Locust Township, Columbia County Police Chief Allen Breach.  They will talk about public safety, the role of social media and how the public can help them fight crime.   Newsmakers will air Sunday, March 10 at 6:30 am on WYOU and 11:30 am on WBRE.



Join Dennis Owens for Sunday’s ‘This Week in Pennsylvania:  Pennsylvania’s fiscal watch dog Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale is working on a special report.. Tackling criminal justice reform right now he says.. Pennsylvania’s rate of incarceration is worse than some Eastern European and Middle-Eastern Countries.. DePasquale discussed the issue and much on This week in Pennsylvania saying much more can be done to provide the help many non-violent drug offenders need than just slamming them behind bars….    This and much more on This Week in Pennsylvania airs Sundays at 6:30 am on WBRE   

 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.

We welcomed Bryan Scofield as our new PA Live Host this week.

 Bryan,  Director Sandy Wisnewski  and Haley Bianco 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!

 Monday      Penn State Extension  

Tuesday        Francisco’s

Wednesday    Frosty Valley            

Thursday        Rae Sheehan  

Friday             Kim Storm   

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

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 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!

 *Kelly Choate, Andy Mehalshick and Cody Butler got us ready for Saint Patrick’s Parade day with a number of stories!

 * Morgan Parrish spent some time with Church group that crochets and Motor Cycle group!  How do these two groups mix and mingle- it is a match up made in heaven!  The motorcycle group delivers the church groups blankets to nursing homes!

*  Brianna Strunk showed us the live camera set up watching the movements of bear cubs and their mama under a porch in Monroe County!

* Mark Hiller brought us a great story from the VA Medical Center!  A Creative Arts Competition!  Some wonderful entertainment and a heart warming story!  

*Photojournalist Joseph Butash remembered the history of Scranton Lace Factory!

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

 *  Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College all-student choral ensemble, will perform its 17th annual spring concert 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, in the Chapel of Christ the King. The concert is free and open to the public.

  * Soldiers of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard will be holding its Second Annual King of Battle Dodgeball Tournament on March 9,  to help raise money for local veterans at the Wilkes Barre VA’s Substance Abuse Recovery and Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP).

*The Susquehanna Valley Chorale (SVC) will present Karl Jenkins’ The Peacemakers on Sunday, March 17 at 3 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.  

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)

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-  

    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

    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, March 9, 2019


   Ransom;   Two episodes of  48 Hours



    Live Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins vs Crunch

 Later, after Eyewitness News at 11 pm  it is  Saturday Night Live.

Sunday, March 10, 2019


CBS Sunday Morning

  CRITICAL CONDITION – Lee Cowan reports on the challenges rural communities face across the country as hospitals in those areas close their doors.

ON BROADWAY – Tracy Smith goes behind-the-scenes at the new Broadway production based on the music and story of the famed group The Temptations.

NOW SERVING – Alina Cho catches up with TV’s “The Pioneer Woman,” Ree Drummond who talks food, her career and her growing business.

INTO THE WOODS: PAPER TRAIL – Barry Petersen has a story on the art of high quality bookbinding in Kentucky.

INTO THE WOODS: ROOT CAUSE – Seth Doane reports on a crisis in Italy- olive trees are dying by the millions because of a fast-moving disease.

INTO THE WOODS: BE SEATED – Elizabeth Palmer looks at an artist who shapes growing trees in to beautiful chairs and other furniture.

OPINION – Jim Gaffigan has a confession: he is addicted to news.

60 Minutes

The American Civil Liberties Union;

 Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell;

Potential  gene therapy for sickle cell anemia.


  God Friended Me; Aretha! A Grammy Celebration of the Queen of Soul!


  World of Dance and Good Girls

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