From the Producers Pod: September 7 and 8, 2019

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

Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. ~Christopher Reeve 

From the Quote Garden.

We have a new member of our Eyewitness Sports Department Mike Gilbert. We welcome Mike to the team. Mike made his debut Friday on our big Friday Night Sports Show with AJ Donatoni!

 This Sunday’s Newsmakers will feature an open and very honest conversation about suicide.   Hosts Jayne Ann Bugda and Andy Mehalshick will be joined by Kathy Wallace, Vice-President of Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative, Kerry Bentler, Certified Forensic Peer Specialist, and Paula Denisco, who lost a loved one to suicide.     Bentler will talk about her struggles and suicide attempts, while Denisco will describe the incredible loss of losing a daughter to suicide.   Wallace will discuss the support available locally.  Newsmakers airs Sunday, September 8 at 6:30 am on WYOU and at 11:30 am on WBRE.

*How does a movie with Eyewitness News Anchor Nick Toma sound?  He will be hosting a movie discussion at the Osterhout Library on South Franklin Street, at noon on September 7th.   Watch the movie “Blue Valentine” and discuss!

  This Week In Pennsylvania Join Dennis Owens for Sunday’s ‘This Week in Pennsylvania”.     Representative Rob Kauffman is pushing back against calls to restrict guns following the most recent mass shootings.  On this week in Pennsylvania, Kauffman, who represents Franklin County… says lawmakers should enforce current laws.. He says criminals will still find a way to get guns on the street and law-abiding citizens should not be punished.

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

Keystone_Creations__Peggy_s_Marinade___D_2_20190422171433*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 Kristina features the  Household 6 Creations, a canned goods company started by Denise Gordon.

 *Have you check out our new Podcasts?  They are  produced by Ron Williams and hosted by Nick Toma.  Interesting topics!   This week we get ready for High School Football- AJ Donatoni and Nick Toma talk high school football.     And Then Nick is joined by the I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick who talks about the recent shootings in the City of Hazleton.

Eyewitness To History* Love History?  Check out a new feature on PAHomepage-  Eyewitness to History we go back in time and take a look at what was making news years ago!

 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! Another great week of food in the PA Live Kitchen, Motivation Monday, Musical Guests and Don’t forget on Tuesday we try out a new product!  The Tuesday Tryout on PA Live!

Got a Question?

 Veterans_Views_Promo_5_20190311170212  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

Financial_Forum_July_19__2019_5_20190611015955Got 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!

*    Revathi Janaswamy told us what is new this year the Bloomsburg Fair!

*  Logan Westrope got us ready for this weekend’s Pow Wow in Susquehanna County

*   Mark Hiller encouraged people to volunteer at the VA Medical Center with some very inspiring volunteers  

* Photojournalist Tom Gregory told us about Smithfield Gateway a blend of office space, upscale apartments, and retail is coming to Smithfield Township on a historic property. !

*    Kevin Hayes was there as King’s College welcomed the community to the renovated   Memorial Presbyterian Church on North Street in Wilkes-Barre for a tour, prayer service

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

*  Funfest in Hazleton is this weekend!

*   The University of Scranton’s Center for Service and Social Justice will hold its annual Volunteer Fair for local nonprofits from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, on campus.

*  Read all about it!  A used book sale will be held at The Holy Name of Jesus Parish (formerly Transfiguration) in West Hazleton.  The sale will be held on September 12-15. 

*  Tunkhannock United Methodist Church (TUMC) will present A Blessing of the Animals Service at The Gathering Place September 22, at 1:00 pm

Join the Team:

   Join the team on Saturday 6 am and 8 am   and Sunday Morning at  6 am and 9 am     Morgan Parrish  along with Logan Westrope

    Mark Hiller,  Kristina Shalhoup and Mike Gilbert 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   –   Katie McMahon

  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 and David Barr-  Social Media

   Rachel Vitale  Eyewitness News 6  – Monday through Friday
 Katey McMahon-  Eyewitness News at 11 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Eyewitness News Saturday and Sunday 6 and 11

 .Kaitlin Sosnowski-Ayer is your 5 am and 6 am  producer.
   Varvara Budetti (Saturday/Sunday Morning-  Monday and Tuesday- 11 pm)

What’s on TV Tonight?

 Saturday,  September 7, 2019


  Bull   followed by two episodes of   48 Hours –   at  9 pm 10 pm


 Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows part 2

Sunday, September 8, 2019

CBS – Sunday Morning

BOOKS: “The Handmaid’s Tale” author Margaret Atwood: “I have never believed it can’t happen here”
Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” about a United States taken over by Christian zealots who force women to serve as sex slaves and child bearers for a powerful elite, became a bestseller and an Emmy-winning TV series. It has also introduced the iconography of Gilead into today’s political discussions. Now, Atwood has penned a sequel, “The Testaments,” which has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She tells correspondent Margaret Teichner that while she wrote the books as a warning, she does not see herself as a prophet.

Erin Moriarty talks with journalists Meghan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who helped break the story of allegations of harassment and abuse by film producer Harvey Weinstein. Their 2017 New York Times report, which earned them a Pulitzer Prize, helped launch a campaign to combat sexism, discrimination and abuse in the workplace. They discuss where the #MeToo movement has gone in the past two years.

MUSIC: Donny and Marie Osmond
The two have been in show business almost as long as they’ve been brother and sister, as solo performers and as headliners of the popular “Donnie & Marie” TV show in the 1970s. For the past 11 years they have been a top draw in Las Vegas. But after almost 1,700 performances, they’ve decided to bring the curtain down on themselves this November. Lee Cowan talks with them about their new challenges ahead, from Marie taking a seat at “The Talk,” to Donny’s new solo album.


60 Minutes at 7 pm;  Big Brother followed by    NCSI Los Angeles at 9 pm and NCSI New Orleans at 10 pm


  Sunday Night Football

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