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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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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 production of “The Nutcracker” on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. on WVIA-TV. This is the ballet company’s 34th annual “Nutcracker” presentation. Typically, it is shown as a live educational performance for 1,200 school children at […]

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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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