From the Producers Pod: February 22-23, 2020

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

 If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. ~Pearl Buck from the Quote Garden.

I invited you to join us for “Hidden History: Celebrating Black History Month”.   We are working on a number of features focusing on the rich African American history and some new history being made in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania.    Hidden History will air on  WBRE, Saturday, February 22nd at 7 p-m and Sunday, February 23rd at 11:30 p-m.  The program will also air on WYOU Sunday, February 23rd At Noon And Thursday, February  27th At 7:30 P-M.

   We feature a Black History Month story every Thursday night during our 5 pm News on WBRE.

 Anchor Kelly Byrne introduced you to our second Remarkable Woman nominee  Sister Jean Messaros.  She inspires many women through her work with the Women with Children Program at Misericordia University. You can see her story right here on    Kelly will introduce you to our next Remarkable Woman nominee on Tuesday.

Eyewitness News 768x432Coming up this week on Eyewitness News:  Answering the Call-  Kristina Shalhoup introduces us to female firefighters on the job.

Warrior Hockey- Cody Butler hits the ice with a Wounded Warrior Veterans Hockey Team.

  This Week in Pennsylvania  Join  Dennis Owens for Sunday’s ‘This Week in Pennsylvania –   Congressman Scott Perry talks about the shot… that could to help more veterans dealing with P-T-S-D. Plus– his take the Democratic Presidential Candidates… and their chances in P-A.

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

   Director Sandy Wisnewski, Haley Bianco   checking in with this week’s PA Live Highlights!    Busy in the Kitchen – fun guests and more!  See you this week at 4 pm for PA Live the Area’s Only Lifestyle Show.  

Got a Question?

 Veterans Views jab_1552186303902.jpg.jpg  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

 LAW AND YOU DECEMBER 12TH 2019If 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 January 29, 2020Got 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!

*Morgan Parrish sparked our interest with the story of Penn College’s new welding facility.

*Morgan also had a story of faith and strength as she featured  Dr. Yusef Salaam     a member of the Central Park Five who spoke at Bloomsburg University.


*Logan Westrope- took a look at how the lack of snow this winter is impacting area busineses.  

*Don’t Miss Mark Hiller’s “Final Blessing” – How the late Father Gary Messinger gave a great gift to many in his passing.

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

*    Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Celebrating 35 Years of Educational Play, Learning and Discovery:
Volunteer Fair and Birthday Celebration Announced

 *   Lackawanna County will be offering a Penn State Extension Master Gardener training program beginning March 24

* Wilkes-Barre Mayor George Brown honors a city Eagle Scout and welcomes new Police Officers

*A multi-department group of Bucknell faculty and staff have teamed with community members to organize a Child and Nature Convening on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Elaine Langone Center’s Terrace Room.

Join the Team:

   Join the team on Saturday 6 am and 8 am   and Sunday Morning at  6 am and 9 am     Julie Dunphy  along with Kasey Reigner 

    Mark Hiller, Logan Westrope and  Mike Gilbert 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  –   

  Zack Smith on the Assignment Desk

 Our Eyewitness News Producing Line-Up-  

  Jayne Ann Bugda- Executive Producer Special Project- Producer PAHomepage  and Eyewitness News at 7 pm 
  Katherine Lachette- Executive Producer -News

Tim Haberski-  Executive Producer -Digital

Dave Becker  –  Eyewitness News at  5pm
Kaitlin Sosnowski-Ayers is your 5 am and 6 am  producer.
Rachel Vitale  Digital Producer 
Varvara Budetti – Digital Producer
Ryan Kim, Producer

Alex Walton, Producer
David Barr-  Social Media Producer

 What’s on TV Tonight?

Saturday, February 22, 2020


NCSI  , Followed by a double dose of  48 Hours


   American’s Got Talent followed by NBC Dateline

Sunday, February 23, 2020

CBS Sunday Morning:

   COVER STORY: Medical records
Correspondent Lee Cowan reports on an unusual Wisconsin company that is changing the way medical records are kept, accessed and disseminated. 

ALMANAC: “Remember the Alamo!”
February 23, 1836 marked the beginning of the Mexican army’s 13-day siege upon the Alamo mission in what is today San Antonio, Texas. Jane Pauley reports. 

ART: Assemblage artist Betye Saar
In recent months 93-year-old artist Betye Saar has been cast in the spotlight with major shows in New York City and Los Angeles, both met with glowing reviews. Saar’s primary art form is assemblage – sculptures made from found items that she pieces together, often addressing spirituality and black oppression – that turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Correspondent Serna Altschul reports.


God Friended Me, NCSI Los Angles,    and NCSI- New Orleans


America’s Got Talent,  Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Good Girls

Thank you for making Eyewitness News Part of your Day!!

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