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1 – Danville

Premiered June 8th, 2010.

2 – Tunkhannock

Premiered October 4th, 2010

3 – Berwick

Premiered December 15th, 2010

4 – Hawley

Premiered June 7th, 2011

5 – Mansfield

Premiered June 28th, 2011

6 – Pottsville

Premiered January 23rd, 2012

7 – Carbondale

Premiered April 18th, 2012

8 – Selinsgrove

Premiered May 16th, 2012

9 – The Stroudsburgs

Premiered June 12th, 2012

10 – Muncy

Premiered September 19th, 2012

11 – Jim Thorpe

Premiered December 4th, 2012

12 – Milton

Premiered March 26th, 2013

13 – Dunmore

Premiered June 4th, 2013

14 – Montrose

Premiered November 7th, 2013

15 – Sunbury

Premiered April 24th, 2014

16 – Luzerne

Premiered May 28th, 2014

17 – Montoursville

Premiered June 18th, 2014

18 – TowandaWysox

Premiered November 13th, 2014

19 – Bloomsburg

Premiered December 4th, 2014

20 – West Pittston

Premiered February 19th, 2015

21 – Milford

Premiered April 16th, 2015

22 – Orwigsburg

Premiered June 4th, 2015

23 – Wellsboro

Premiered November 6th, 2015

24 – Dallas

Premiered February 4th, 2016

25 – The Abingtons

Premiered April 14th, 2016

26 – Kingston

Premiered June 2nd, 2016

27 – Pittston

Premiered February 23rd, 2017

28 – Taylor

Premiered April 13th, 2017

29 – Mountain Top

Premiered May 11th, 2017

30 – Tamaqua

Premiered June 12th, 2017

31 – Old Forge

Premiered March 8th, 2018

32 – Lehighton

Premiered May 10th, 2018

33 – Sullivan County

Premiered June 11th, 2018

34 – Honesdale

Premiered March 18th, 2019

35 – Nanticoke

Premiered April 24th, 2019

36 – South Williamsport

Premiered June 17th, 2019

37 – Forty Fort

Premiered December 9th, 2019

What is the “Our Town” project and how did it begin?

In the fall of 2009, VIA began looking for a programming idea that would more directly involve the 22-counties comprising its coverage area in northeastern Pennsylvania and the Central Susquehanna Valley. The idea we discovered was Our Town, based upon a television series created by WPSU, our public television sister station in State College.

Our town adapts to television the “day-in-the-life” picture books that profile the people, places and happenings within a specific community or locale. But instead of representing these stories through still photographs, the program employs the medium of video – as shot by residents of the town or locale that is being profiled. And instead of printed captions providing narrative context, the residents who shoot the footage also serve as the program’s narrators.

A town’s people know what makes their town tick. They know what makes it special. They experience their town as a home, at all times of the day, and all days of the year. With this in mind, VIA is seeking residents within the communities selected for presentation to participate in determining the content of their Our Town Program. Through their camera lenses, a perspective of their town’s character and culture is envisioned for the viewer.

Beginning in the town of Danville, VIA turns over to its residents the role of program producers – all of them volunteering their time and talent. We are asking these collaborators to showcase their town in ways they best see fit. With the freedom of a blank tape in their own camcorder, a VIA hat, and a lot of enthusiasm, they then go on their way. Exploring the streets, ducking into cafes, or listening to the high school band, viewers are treated to the many personalities, perspectives, and possibilities their town offers. Attending weddings and anniversary celebrations, their town’s stories and secrets are unlocked before the viewer’s eyes.

In capturing the experience of community life from the vantage point of the people most invested in their community, VIA intends Our Town to involve the public more intimately in the station’s programming. The series aspires to inspire in viewers a sense of pride and of its place in the constellation of communities that reflect the quality of life in northeastern Pennsylvania and the Central Susquehanna Valley.