From the Producers Pod: November 23-24, 2019

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

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart  –from the Quote Garden!

Happy Thanksgiving_-6743350487208998072Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving Everyone!

 Operation Santa Claus_-6524701040662657068It is a very busy Saturday!  Two parades welcoming Santa and the holiday season.   Scranton Santa Parade is Saturday, November 23 at 9:30 am.   Wilkes-Barre’s Santa Parade steps off at 3 pm.  Members of the Eyewitness News Team will be in the parade be sure to say hi!  Creative Services Director Becky Stitzer will be driving our News car sure says Howdy to her too!

There are a number of activities in Downtown Wilkes-Barre before and after the parade

  This Week In Pennsylvania  Join  Dennis Owens for Sunday’s ‘This Week in Pennsylvania”.   Pennsylvanians could be on the verge of a pay raise.   Senator Art Haywood talks about the deal struck in the Senate that would raise the minimum wage. Even though it doesn’t reach the 15-dollars an hour Democrats have been pushing for.  Plus- Senator John Yudichak talks about what prompted him to step away from the Democratic Party

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

Keystone_Creations__Mariano_s_La_Puccia_1_20190618203727*Check out Keystone Creations Exclusively here on PAHomepage- Eyewitness News Reporter Kristina Shalhoup is your guide some interesting businesses right here in NEPA.   

Generic-money-cash-currency-bills_20160203164100-159532 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 checking in with this week’s PA Live Highlights!   It was a busy week on PA Live-  Our Friends Attorney Greg Fellerman and Attorney Ed Ciarimboli deep fried a Turkey!  We had some great theatre groups.  Plus, Pastor Steve Perillo and the Followers.

Got a Question?

  Veterans Views_1549700212799.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

 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_January_18__2019_5_20181214055853Got 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!

*Kevin Hayes  put the spotlight on this year’s SAGE Award winners at the Lackawanna County Chamber celebration  

*  Rachael Espailatt showed us how Schuylkill County is working on Swift Justice.  The DA and a Judge are working to reduce the caseload and move cases through the system.

*Rachael also stopped by the biggest Christmas Tree Auction in the world in Union County.

*Photojournalist Tom Gregory had a very touching story.  A High School Student organizes a funeral for a Veteran who didn’t have a family.

*Photojournalist Joseph Butash brought back memories of the Phoebe Snow

*  Revathi Janashamy  Griffin Pond Animal Shelter is starting a new program to help make their dogs happier while they stay in their temporary home.  The Canine Behavior and Enrichment Program was spearheaded by Jimmy Mancus, who works at the shelter.

*Logan Westrope was at Hazleton High School for a Christmas Tree Decorating Party that is quite the tradition!

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

*Candy’s Place is hosting a fundraiser Winter Wonderland, One Holiday Stop Shoppe and Artisan Fair on December 7-  also Candy’s Place received a big donation from the Old Forge Cheerleaders

 *Victorian Christmas Celebration in  Williamsport is set for this weekend!

 *Celebrate the 50th anniversary of PBS at a very special screening of the new film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood! Attendees have the chance to see this new film on Sunday, December 8 at Cinemark in Moosic with very special guest David Newell, who played “Speedy Delivery” man Mr. McFeely on the Mr. Rogers Neighborhood show. 

 *Join the Women’s Resource Center on Sunday, December 8th for the 30th Annual Santa’s Snipper’s! The “Cut-A-Thon” will be at the Career Technical Center of Lackawanna County (CTC) from 10 am – 2 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)

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

   David Barr-  Social Media Producer

   Rachel Vitale  Eyewitness News 6  – Monday through Friday

   Ryan Kim, Producer
    Eyewitness News at 11 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Eyewitness News Saturday and Sunday 6 and 11

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

What’s on TV Tonight?

 Saturday November 23 , 2019


 The Neighborhood, Bob Hearts Abishola, NCSI New Orleans  then 48 Hours  at 10  pm   


  The Voice,  NBC Dateline followed by the Best of Saturday Night Live

Sunday,  November 24, 2019

 CBS Sunday Morning

 The show is dedicated to food!  Join Jane Pauley for this delicious journey- here is a sampling

Jacques Pépin, the chefs’ chef
With three decades on television and two dozen cookbooks, chef Jacques Pépin has been influencing American tastes and techniques for generations. Jane Pauley talks with Pépin about his culinary education, which began in Lyon, France at age 13. Seventy years later, he still loves giving cooking demonstrations, with an emphasis on the basics being the foundation good, great or masterful cooking.

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi made a career out of filling stadiums with cheering fans, and now he’s using that appeal – and his own financial resources – to help feed the homeless and needy through his JBJ Soul Kitchen restaurants. Tracy Smith reports. 

Root beer is a distinctly American drink, with its roots in the beverage Native Americans derived from sassafras root, and in the elixirs that pharmacists created in the 1800s mixing up roots, barks and berries. Nancy Giles laps up the history of root beer.


 60 Minutes, then God Friended Me, NCSI Los Angeles, the Madame Secretary  


  Sunday Night Football

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