It was a busy summer, and autumn is getting even busier!
For the tenth year, WVIA broadcast the Little League Challenger Division Exhibition Game live from the Little League World Series in Williamsport. WVIA’s production was featured on 35 PBS affiliates across the country. This heart-warming program is now available to watch on-demand anytime at wvia.org as well as on the PBS Video App and the WVIA App.
September is Hunger Action Month, and WVIA is proud to convene a “Food for Thought” summit conference on food insecurity September 27. We’re working with the CEO Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, and Second Harvest of Lehigh Valley for this event to increase awareness, advocacy and affect positive change in PA for hunger and food insecurity. The summit includes a panel discussion that will be broadcast on our Keystone Edition Reports TV program October 3. More info at https://www.wvia.org/food-for-thought/ And our recent WVIA Radio membership drive celebrated our partnership with Weis Markets and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank to provide food to individuals and families who are struggling with hunger. Thank you to all who made a difference for our region by supporting this campaign!
WVIA’s Careers That Work initiative is producing many educational videos for students and families to explore “hot” jobs in demand in our region. As part of this workforce development project, WVIA News Director Julie Sidoni will host a panel discussion at the Sun Area Technical Institute in New Berlin on September 21 with multiple TV broadcasts beginning October 20 for broadcast. More information here - https://www.wvia.org/education/careers-that-work/
I am proud to report that WVIA has received two 2022 Mid-Atlantic Regional Emmy ® Award nominations for the original programs The Swingin’ Jazz Nutcracker Suite and VIA Short Takes 201. The award ceremony will be held on October 1st in Philadelphia. And seven WVIA staff members have been recognized nationally in the 54th Annual Public Media Awards competition for their work on WVIA’s new documentary, Agnes 50: Life After the Flood, the VIA Short Takes episode, VIA Short Takes episode A Soldier's Duty: A Reflection of 9/11 Military Chronicles, and Mind Over Matter: A Mental Health Initiative.
And as we launch a new season of our public affairs series Keystone Edition, we invite you to join the studio audience for one of our live Monday night programs starting in October. Or get a free sneak preview of the new Masterpiece mystery-within-a-mystery series, Magpie Murders October 9 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Information on other upcoming WVIA events can be found here.
Thanks for your support for all WVIA’s work on the air, online, in our schools, and in our community!
WVIA President & CEO
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