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5th NEPA Film Festival screens drama, horror, and more in Scranton and Waverly April 1-3

5th NEPA Film Festival screens drama, horror, and more in Scranton and Waverly April 1-3

From a press release: After hosting a smaller event last year, the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival is back for a fifth year with three full days of screenings and programs at the Waverly Community House and The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton. Dedicated to nurturing emerging and independent filmmakers from Northeastern Pennsylvania and around the […]

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WVIA premieres new documentary ‘Agnes 50: Life After the Flood’ on June 23

From a press release: This June marks the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Agnes’ devastation of Northeastern Pennsylvania. WVIA will commemorate the day with “Agnes 50,” a multi-platform initiative that will explore the events of June 23, 1972, as well as the response in the years after. The initiative will include the original documentary film “Agnes […]

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WVIA Radio airs Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s ‘Christmas Carol’ on Dec. 18

WVIA Radio airs Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s ‘Christmas Carol’ on Dec. 18

From a press release: WVIA Radio will present the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s production of “A Christmas Carol” as a special radio broadcast on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. This adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved story of hope and redemption was created by longtime BTE member James Goode, who also directed the performance. Goode describes […]

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WVIA documentary on prison rehab program ‘A Call to CARE’ premieres Oct. 14

WVIA documentary on prison rehab program ‘A Call to CARE’ premieres Oct. 14

From a press release: WVIA will premiere the original documentary film “A Call to CARE” on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. on WVIA-TV. “A Call to CARE” is a one-hour film produced by WVIA that explores the Court-Assisted Re-Entry Program, an effort to help individuals released from prison with a moderate-to-high risk of recidivism […]

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Glynn Lunney, legendary Apollo flight director for NASA and Old Forge native, dies at 84

Glynn Lunney, legendary Apollo flight director for NASA and Old Forge native, dies at 84

From a press release: Glynn Lunney, a legendary NASA engineer from Lackawanna County, died on Friday, March 19 at the age of 84. An employee of NASA since it was formed in 1958, Lunney was a flight director for the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, and he was lead flight director for Apollo 7, the […]

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VIDEO: WVIA wins Pa. Broadcasters Award for Scranton Civic Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ presentation

VIDEO: WVIA wins Pa. Broadcasters Award for Scranton Civic Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ presentation

From a press release: WVIA has earned a Judges’ Merit television award in the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters’ 2021 Excellence in Broadcasting Awards for its holiday presentation of “The Nutcracker” by the Scranton Civic Ballet Company. “WVIA was honored to present this performance to the people of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. This award is a […]

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WVIA rebroadcasts ‘War Stories’ about Pittston WWII vet Patrick Solano on Jan. 29-31

WVIA rebroadcasts ‘War Stories’ about Pittston WWII vet Patrick Solano on Jan. 29-31

From a press release: In remembrance of Patrick Solano, a decorated World War II veteran who became a public servant under nine Pennsylvania governors, WVIA will air a special rebroadcast of the award-winning original documentary film “War Stories: Pat Solano” this Friday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 1:30 p.m. […]

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University of Scranton hosts virtual Schemel Forum series on world affairs during spring semester

University of Scranton hosts virtual Schemel Forum series on world affairs during spring semester

From a press release: During the spring semester, the Schemel Forum’s World Affairs seminars at the University of Scranton will deliver a full spectrum of enlightening virtual presentations on current topics starting in February. Eight experts in their fields will bring their insights into the homes of area residents, once again through a Zoom format […]

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WVIA hosts live ‘Short Takes’ watch-along with filmmakers and producers virtually on Jan. 13

WVIA hosts live ‘Short Takes’ watch-along with filmmakers and producers virtually on Jan. 13

From a press release: WVIA’s production division VIA Studios Global will present a “VIA Short Takes” watch-along on Wednesday, Jan. 13 where viewers will get to ask the series creators and producers questions live. Geared towards aspiring and seasoned filmmakers alike, the panel will feature the award-winning team discussing the process of making documentaries for […]

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NEPA virtual programs and broadcasts observe Anthracite Mining Heritage Month throughout January

NEPA virtual programs and broadcasts observe Anthracite Mining Heritage Month throughout January

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society in Scranton will once again join regional partners in observing Anthracite Mining Heritage Month throughout January. This annual event focuses on the history and culture of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s coal region. Because of health concerns this year, all events will be conducted online via Zoom. The society will […]

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