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All of WVIA’s original local documentary films are now streaming for free

All of WVIA’s original local documentary films are now streaming for free
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From a press release:

In its ongoing mission of supporting lifelong learning, VIA Public Media is opening up its entire online collection of documentary films. The library spans more than 30 years, dating back to 1987’s “A Journey to the Endless Mountains” all the way through “Peoples of the Susquehanna River” from 2017.

Viewers can explore regional history through films such as “The Extraordinary Journey,” “Looking to the River,” “Ubaldo,” “Knoebels,” “Local TV: The Early Years,” “Chocolate Dreams: The Story of Gertrude Hawk Chocolates,” “Knox… A Disaster,” “Remembering Agnes,” and more. The collection is available to watch on nearly every platform: online at, on mobile devices through the VIA Mobile App, and on smart TVs and streaming devices with the PBS Video App.

This is the latest WVIA initiative to help families and educators throughout the Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania region to continue education at home in this time of need. Previously announced initiatives include VIA Learn at Home weekday afternoon programming on WVIA-TV for students staying at home during school closures, the live virtual town hall “Keystone Edition: Corona Crisis,” additional news and updates on WVIA Radio, and “Nightly Storytime with VIA” on WVIA’s social channels.

In an effort to inspire and encourage reading at home while connecting with viewers, VIA launched “Nightly Storytime with VIA” weeknights at 7 p.m. on the WVIA Education Facebook page. Members of the VIA Education department and other staff members read to young viewers and their families using books received in a recent grant from the United Way and First Book.

Hosted by VIA Radio’s Larry Vojtko, watch “Keystone Edition: Corona Crisis” in full below:

VIA Public Media in Pittston, the PBS and NPR affiliate for Northeastern Pennsylvania, educates, inspires, entertains, and fosters citizenship, diverse cultures, and perspectives to nurture community.

  • Mr Williams

    Remembering Agnes is one of the greatest documentaries ever made. Whether you were alive during the Agnes flood of 1972 or not, this documentary will be something you never forget. James Langan produced it and it’s a masterpiece.