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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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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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