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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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WVIA changes afternoon schedule to educational programs for students during school closures

WVIA changes afternoon schedule to educational programs for students during school closures

From a press release: Beginning on Monday, March 23, WVIA will change its afternoon television schedule from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. to air programs that can provide learn-at-home opportunities for students staying at home during school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Each program airing during this block will have curriculum and additional resources that parents […]

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Scranton-produced Jason Miller documentary ‘Miller’s Tale’ now streaming for free

Scranton-produced Jason Miller documentary ‘Miller’s Tale’ now streaming for free

Nine years after its release, an hour-long documentary on the fascinating life of actor and playwright Jason Miller called “Miller’s Tale” is now streaming for free online. On Saturday, independent filmmaker and Scranton native Rebecca Ferris posted a short message on the film’s Facebook page following recent news of the spread of coronavirus in Pennsylvania. […]

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‘Mister Rogers’ actor David Newell will meet fans at ‘Beautiful Day’ movie screening at Cinemark in Moosic on Dec. 8

‘Mister Rogers’ actor David Newell will meet fans at ‘Beautiful Day’ movie screening at Cinemark in Moosic on Dec. 8

From a press release: WVIA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of PBS with a special screening of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” which stars Tom Hanks as iconic children’s television personality Fred Rogers. Attendees will have the chance to see this new film on Sunday, Dec. 8 at Cinemark 20 in Moosic with special […]

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Meet producers of PBS’ ‘Retro Report’ at free WVIA event in Pittston on Nov. 12

Meet producers of PBS’ ‘Retro Report’ at free WVIA event in Pittston on Nov. 12

From a press release: VIA Public Media will host the producers of the new television current events series “Retro Report” on PBS for a screening and community conversation this Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston. The public is invited to make free reservations at wvia.org. “Retro Report” […]

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In memory of radio legend Harry West, WVIA airs ‘WARMLand’ documentary Oct. 3-4

In memory of radio legend Harry West, WVIA airs ‘WARMLand’ documentary Oct. 3-4

From a press release: VIA Public Media in Pittston will be airing a special rebroadcast of the WVIA original documentary “WARMLand Remembered” in remembrance of longtime WARM “The Mighty 590” radio personality Harry West, who passed away last Friday, Sept. 27 at the age of 89. The documentary will air this Thursday, Oct. 3 at […]

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Mahoning Drive-In documentary ‘At the Drive-In’ gets TV premiere on WVIA Aug. 2-11

Mahoning Drive-In documentary ‘At the Drive-In’ gets TV premiere on WVIA Aug. 2-11

From a press release: As it continues to make its rounds on the film festival circuit, the award-winning independent documentary “At the Drive-In,” which tells the story of the Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Lehighton and their struggle to stay open in the modern world, will make its broadcast premiere on WVIA-TV this Thursday, Aug. 2 […]

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Native American ‘Peoples of the Susquehanna’ documentary premieres Nov. 16 on WVIA

Native American ‘Peoples of the Susquehanna’ documentary premieres Nov. 16 on WVIA

From a press release: “Peoples of the Susquehanna,” an original documentary film produced by Bucknell University and WVIA Public Media, will premiere on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. on WVIA-TV. The one-hour program examines the history, cultures, and traditions of the Native Americans of the Susquehanna River watershed. The film explores tribes of the […]

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NPR’s Michel Martin hosts discussion about being a good citizen at University of Scranton on June 6

NPR’s Michel Martin hosts discussion about being a good citizen at University of Scranton on June 6

From a press release: Michel Martin, weekend host of “All Things Considered” on NPR, will be at The Royal Theater at the University of Scranton’s McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts on Tuesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. to host the final installment of NPR’s “Going There” live event series – “Civics 101: What […]

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WVIA to air ‘Homegrown Music Concerts’ tribute episode to late George Wesley on July 23

WVIA to air ‘Homegrown Music Concerts’ tribute episode to late George Wesley on July 23

From a press release: WVIA television will air a special encore performance of the 2008 “Homegrown Music Concerts” episode featuring the late George Wesley on Saturday, July 23 at 9 p.m., re-airing again at 11 p.m. Wesley, who succumbed to liver cancer on July 19, had recorded numerous times over the years with WVIA’s George […]

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