A Message from Our President
Even though many WVIA staff members are getting some much-deserved vacation time this month, we are busy planning for many special programs in the months to come. Ken Burns' new documentary Muhammad Ali airs over 4 nights September 19-22, and WVIA will host 4 free sneak preview events starting this month in Berwick, Lewisburg, East Stroudsburg, and Tunkhannock. Each will feature a new VIA Short Takes feature on Fighter's Heaven, the Orwigsburg training camp Ali used, as well as an excerpt from Ken Burns film.
When 12-year-old Cassius Clay's red bike was stolen, he wanted to beat up the thief. A wise policeman suggested he learn some boxing basics first, and that was the start of an amazing career. Do you have a "Red Bike Moment" to share about a turning point when you discovered purpose and passion in your life? Share your story at one of WVIA's Muhammad Ali Events.
WVIA is proud to launch a new year-long initiative with Geisinger exploring important mental health issues on TV, radio, and digital platforms. Mind Over Matter will present many programs with the goals of educating our region about various aspects of behavioral health, counteracting the stigma surrounding these topics, and connecting people with resources for assistance.
As we're preparing to launch the second season of WVIA's new multi-platform public affairs series, Keystone Edition, we're pleased to announce it moves to a new time in order to reach more viewers, Monday at 7 PM. And on weekday afternoons, DW News at 4 PM will be followed by DW World at 4:30. Click for more details on Television schedule changes.
Best wishes for a healthy, happy summer... with some fun and R&R mixed in!
WVIA President & CEO
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