WVIA’s Broadcast of Pennsylvania’s Congressional District Debate

WVIA will broadcast the 2022 8th Congressional District Debate live from the WVIA Studios in Pittston, PA on Thursday, October 20th, at 7 p.m. The debate will simulcast live regionally on WVIA-TV, and WNEP TV, statewide on PCN and nationally on C-SPAN. The broadcast can also be heard on WVIA Radio and will livestream on WVIA’s Facebook and YouTube channels as well as at wvia.org.

The live debate for the 8th Congressional District will feature incumbent Congressman Matt Cartwright (D) and Jim Bognet (R).

Information on Matt Cartwright can be found at https://www.cartwrightcongress.com

Information on Jim Bognet can be found at https://www.bognetforcongress.com

The producer and moderator of the debate will be WVIA’s Larry Vojtko.

Panelists for the debate include Borys Krawczeniuk, Staff Writer of the Times-Tribune, Roger DuPuis, News Editor for the Times Leader, and Lisa Washington, WNEP.

On Friday, October 21st, WVIA will broadcast the 2022 9th Congressional District Debate at 7 p.m. live from the WVIA Studios. The debate will feature incumbent Congressman Dan Meuser (R) and Amanda Waldman (D).

PCN Announces Vice President of Finance

PCN (Pennsylvania Cable Network) is pleased to announce that Dan Surma has joined the nonprofit
television network and will serve as its Vice President of Finance.

“Dan’s valuable experience and leadership in the nonprofit financial industry will guide PCN’s fiduciary
strategy as we expand fundraising efforts focused on philanthropic support,” said President and CEO
Debra Kohr Sheppard. “Through viewer and corporate donations, PCN will continue to provide citizens with direct access to unfiltered coverage of state government, and deliver high quality content focusing on the state’s rich history, culture, and high school sports that make our communities unique. With oversight of all company financials and human resources, we know Dan will make a tremendous impact on PCN.”

Surma comes to PCN with more than 15 years’ experience in providing operational support to the not-for profit-industry. After starting his professional career as a CPA specializing in providing not-for-profit audit and taxation services, Dan transitioned to industry, working as President of his own consulting practice, performing outsourced CFO and controllership services to small and mid-sized nonprofits in the DC Metropolitan region. He has also served as Treasurer on a number of nonprofit boards. Most recently, Surma was Vice President of Finance for the United Way of York County. Dan is a graduate of Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration in accounting.

PCN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit television network located in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania with bureaus in
Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. PCN is dedicated to educating, connecting, and celebrating Pennsylvania’s past, present, and future through cable television and emerging technologies. Watch PCN on cable television in Pennsylvania or with the PCN Select App. Support PCN’s mission through a tax-deductible donation. Learn more about Giving to PCN at www.pcntv.com or 717-760-6000.

PCN Features Scranton During Pennsylvania’s Neighborhood

PCN, an award-winning, nonprofit television network, announced the April feature and premiere date of its original series, Pennsylvania’s Neighborhood. The program, centered on celebrating the people, places, and events that make each neighborhood unique, will take a one-of-a-kind look at the state’s most electrifying city, Scranton. Join us April 5th-9th to see the many reasons Scranton is a special place to live and work including:

  • Insights into Scranton’s history as the “Electric City” and it’s Anthracite Coal Mining Heritage
  • Interviews with Notable Residents like U.S. Senator Bob Casey Jr., Olympic Figure Skate Adam Rippon, and Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti
  • A Look Back at President Joe Biden’s Roots
  • Bite-sized Tours of Popular Restaurants
  • Visits to the Electric Trolley Museum, Steamtown National Historic Site, and La Festa Italiana

Viewers who join us each night to learn more about the Electric City can win from home! Test your Scranton knowledge during PCN’s nightly trivia contest April 5th – 9th, beginning at 7 PM. Each night, two people who answer the question correctly on our Facebook or Twitter page will an electrifying prize! Contest information including official rules are available at pcntv.com.
Get to know your neighbors all across the keystone state. Pennsylvania’s Neighborhood: Scranton airs April 5th – 9th at 7 PM. Watch on cable and streaming worldwide with PCN Select.