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WVIA airs ‘The Nutcracker’ by Scranton Civic Ballet for first time on TV Dec. 20-27

WVIA airs ‘The Nutcracker’ by Scranton Civic Ballet for first time on TV Dec. 20-27

From a press release: For the first time, WVIA will produce and air the Scranton Civic Ballet Company’s annual presentation of “The Nutcracker” on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. on WVIA-TV. This is the ballet company’s 34th annual “The Nutcracker” presentation. Typically, it is shown as a live educational performance for 1,200 school children […]

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WVIA picks up annual tradition, airing Charlie Brown holiday specials on Nov. 22 and Dec. 13

WVIA picks up annual tradition, airing Charlie Brown holiday specials on Nov. 22 and Dec. 13

From a press release: Since the 1960s, the classic Charlie Brown holiday specials have aired on network television, originally showing on CBS and later ABC. In October, fans across the country were upset to learn that Apple TV+ obtained the exclusive rights to the “Peanuts” films, so the annual tradition would be broken this year […]

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WVIA is now streaming live television online and on PBS app

WVIA is now streaming live television online and on PBS app

From a press release: This week, WVIA-TV began streaming live on wvia.org and the PBS app for free. “As households seek alternative ways to view their favorite WVIA and PBS shows, we remain committed to ensuring trusted content is available to families across as many platforms as possible,” said WVIA President and CEO Carla McCabe. […]

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WVIA wins Mid-Atlantic Emmy for short doc on rock ‘n’ roll Vietnam photographer from Waverly

WVIA wins Mid-Atlantic Emmy for short doc on rock ‘n’ roll Vietnam photographer from Waverly

From a press release: After being nominated back in August, WVIA Executive Producer Ben Payavis and Producer/Director John Mikulak have been awarded the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Award in the Human Interest – Program Feature/Segment category for the production of “Mark Jury: Beyond Demons” by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts […]

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WVIA nominated for Mid-Atlantic Emmy for short doc on rock ‘n’ roll Vietnam photographer

WVIA nominated for Mid-Atlantic Emmy for short doc on rock ‘n’ roll Vietnam photographer

From a press release: WVIA Executive Producer Ben Payavis and Producer/Director John Mikulak have been nominated by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for a 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy Award in the Human Interest – Program Feature/Segment category for the production of “Mark Jury: Beyond Demons.” Featured as part […]

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WVIA reairs local documentary ‘Ubaldo’ May 23-24 after cancellation of Jessup festival

WVIA reairs local documentary ‘Ubaldo’ May 23-24 after cancellation of Jessup festival

From a press release: As the Saint Ubaldo Society in Jessup celebrates La Festa dei Ceri in different ways this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, WVIA-TV will air a special rebroadcast of its award-winning original documentary film “Ubaldo” on Saturday, May 23 at noon and 9 p.m. as well as Sunday, May 24 at […]

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WVIA is now live on YouTube TV for subscribers, offering NEPA and PBS content

WVIA is now live on YouTube TV for subscribers, offering NEPA and PBS content

From a press release: VIA Public Media is now streaming live on YouTube TV starting today. Dedicated live channels for WVIA and PBS Kids, as well as on-demand programming, are now available to YouTube TV subscribers, expanding PBS’s digital footprint and offering viewers additional ways to stream PBS content. To access the full lineup available […]

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WVIA launches ‘Look for the Helpers,’ seeks stories of caring people during coronavirus pandemic

WVIA launches ‘Look for the Helpers,’ seeks stories of caring people during coronavirus pandemic

From a press release: Mister Rogers once said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” Inspired by the legendary television personality Fred Rogers, VIA Public Media has announced the launch […]

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WVIA partners with Pennsylvania Department of Education for Learning at Home programming

WVIA partners with Pennsylvania Department of Education for Learning at Home programming

From a press release: With Pennsylvania’s schools closed indefinitely, many families will struggle to find a path for continuing their child’s education. WVIA and Pennsylvania Public Television have announced a partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to expand its recently launched Learn at Home initiative to provide instructional programming through the seven PBS member […]

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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

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 […]

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