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PBS39 (WLVT-TV) is the leading Public Media Television provider of the greater Lehigh Valley. We offer over 6 million viewers quality, broad-appeal programming for the entire family to enjoy. From award winning Original Documentary Films plus powerful & insightful Regional Programming that will inspire & captivate you, PBS39 takes pride in bringing our audiences the best in quality entertainment. PBS39 receives over 50% of our budget from the general public. Member support and contributions from our viewers enables PBS39 to continue to educate, inspire, inform, entertain, and stimulate your community and our's.

Mission: PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources.

06/06/2020
PBS KIDS Talk About: Bravery and Courage

Real families. Real conversations. It's time for "PBS KIDS Talk About!"
🎥Watch the web series with your family here, on the PBS KIDS Instagram page, YouTube channel or PBS KIDS Video app! In this video, parents and kids explore what it means to be brave and to have courage.

06/06/2020
Tracy Yatsko PBS39

🎥Tracy Yatsko PBS39 is in Bethlehem covering a community vigil for George Floyd. This event is sponsored by the Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton chapters of the NAACP. Stay with us and WLVR News for news updates throughout the weekend.

Vigil for George Floyd at Bethlehem City Hall sponsored by Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton NAACPs

06/06/2020
Artist of the Month - June 2020

🖌️ Congrats to Ainsleigh, our Artist of the Month for June!

🎨Visit PBS39.org/ArtistoftheMonth to nominate a talented student in your life.

📺Watch a new episode of Beyond the Beat at 10 a.m. this Sunday. Stephen Jiwanmall, Ben Stemrich and Marion Callahan (The...
06/06/2020
Beyond the Beat

📺Watch a new episode of Beyond the Beat at 10 a.m. this Sunday. Stephen Jiwanmall, Ben Stemrich and Marion Callahan (The Intelligencer) will discuss the biggest news stories of the week.

Beyond the Beat is bringing together local journalists from different news outlets for a roundtable discussion about the biggest stories in the Lehigh Valley.

06/06/2020
Race Matters: America in Crisis

🎥PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff, Yamiche Alcindor, Amna Nawaz and Charlayne Hunter-Gault host a series of conversations about the protests on American streets, outrage about police brutality and our nation’s deep, systemic racial disparities. #RaceMattersPBS

06/05/2020

📺WATCH LIVE - This week Stephen Jiwanmall, Ben Stemrich and Marion Callahan (The Intelligencer) are discussing the biggest news stories from this week. PBS39.org/Beyondthe

🍽️Do you plan to dine out this weekend? Haley O'Brien PBS39 takes a look at some of the changes being implemented by res...
06/05/2020
Restaurants Ready for Outdoor Dining

🍽️Do you plan to dine out this weekend? Haley O'Brien PBS39 takes a look at some of the changes being implemented by restaurants in our area.

PBS39 | Your Home For PBS in Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

“The color of your skin should not dictate how you’re treated in the judicial system and it should never be an issue at ...
06/05/2020
Warren County Law Enforcement Announce Zero-Tolerance for Injustice

“The color of your skin should not dictate how you’re treated in the judicial system and it should never be an issue at all."

Law enforcement officers in Warren County made a statement that they will not tolerate racism and injustice.

Warren County Law Enforcement Announce Zero-Tolerance for Injustice

A crowd gathered at the Montgomery County Courthouse on Thursday to call for the resignation of county commissioner Joe ...
06/05/2020
Protest Calling for Montgomery County Commissioners Resignation Held In Norristown

A crowd gathered at the Montgomery County Courthouse on Thursday to call for the resignation of county commissioner Joe Gale.

In a lengthy statement released on Monday, the commissioner called Black Lives Matter a ‘’radical left-wing hate group’’ and referred to Democratic leaders as ‘’sympathizers of enemy combatants." Megan Frank PBS39 reports:

PBS39 | Your Home For PBS in Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

06/05/2020
PBS KIDS Read-Along with Christian Robinson

📚 Join author and illustrator The Art of Fun as he reads his new book “You Matter.” Explore the world from different perspectives and join him for a drawing lesson! (Video from PBS KIDS)

Organizers say the event was designed to spotlight police brutality, injustice and to stand with the Black Lives Matter ...
06/05/2020
Protestors fill square outside Bethlehem Public Library for a “peaceful stand-in,” with Black Lives Matters - WLVR FM

Organizers say the event was designed to spotlight police brutality, injustice and to stand with the Black Lives Matter movement. Ben Stemrich reports:

A peaceful protest is taking place outside the Bethlehem Public Library this afternoon. Organizers say the event is designed to spotlight police brutality, injustice, and to stand with the Black Lives Matter movement. WLVR’s Ben Stemrich was there and filed this report.

⚕️How has the coronavirus outbreak impacted flu season? PBS39's Ben Stemrich talked to an infectious disease expert from...
06/05/2020
Flu and the Coronavirus

⚕️How has the coronavirus outbreak impacted flu season? PBS39's Ben Stemrich talked to an infectious disease expert from Lehigh Valley Health Network.

How this year's flu was affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

How do you change a troubled police department? Three years ago, FRONTLINE went inside the Newark Police Department — on...
06/04/2020
FRONTLINE | Policing the Police | Season 2016 | Episode 10

How do you change a troubled police department? Three years ago, FRONTLINE went inside the Newark Police Department — one of many forces in America ordered to reform at the time.

As the country’s debate over race, policing and civil rights continues, this episode is again available for streaming. 📺💻📱Watch online or on the free PBS app: PBS.org/VideoApp

How do you transform a troubled police department?

06/04/2020
National Museum of Industrial History

🎥It's time for another virtual activity with the National Museum of Industrial History! Give it a try and then check out this video from ‘Cyberchase' that explores robots and how they're programmed: https://bit.ly/2zSPKWw

Virtual TinkerTime - A collaboration with PBS39 and NMIH, these programs are designed to engage kids from Kindergarten through 4th grade and feature a live-streamed program with an educator.

06/04/2020
"PBS KIDS Talk About" Trailer

Real families joined PBS KIDS for a series of conversations about bravery, courage, self-confidence, family and more! 🎥 Watch the “PBS KIDS Talk About” web series on PBS KIDS' Instagram, Facebook, YouTube channel and the PBS KIDS video app.

06/04/2020
Megan Frank PBS39

A Montgomery County Commissioner's words about Black Lives Matter protests have prompted calls for his resignation: https://bit.ly/2U7wKdq

🎥Megan Frank PBS39 is continuing to cover this story. Watch PBS39 News Tonight at 6:30 and 11 for the latest developments.

At protest against Montco Commissioner Joe Gale in Norristown...

🗳️Building 21 High School in Allentown received national recognition for efforts in voter education and registration. Tr...
06/04/2020
Activating the Youth Voice and Vote

🗳️Building 21 High School in Allentown received national recognition for efforts in voter education and registration. Tracy Yatsko PBS39 shows us how a former First Lady and MTV were involved in the celebration!

PBS39 | Your Home For PBS in Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey

06/04/2020
A Message for Students from Frances Wolf

📓🎒 Students, we are proud of your resilience and the way you are continuing to learn and grow. Here is a message from the First Lady of Pennsylvania Frances Wolf.

06/03/2020

📺WATCH LIVE: Our post election coverage continues. Join us for a one-hour edition of PBS39 News Tonight. 🗳️PBS39.org/Election

06/03/2020
Chloe Nouvelle

🗳️Did you vote by mail or in person? PBS39's Chloe Nouvelle talked to Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong about how the process worked in the primary election and what this may indicate for November.

📺Watch our live coverage again tonight beginning at 6. You can also view results and reports here: PBS39.org/Election

On primary election night, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong told PBS39 he's already thinking ahead to the presidential election in November. Armstrong hopes counties will be allowed to start counting mail-in and absentee ballots 1-2 days ahead of November 3rd in order to deliver results on election night.

📺Join us again tonight at 6 p.m. for a special one-hour edition of PBS39 News Tonight. 🗳️Visit PBS39.org/Election to vie...
06/03/2020

📺Join us again tonight at 6 p.m. for a special one-hour edition of PBS39 News Tonight. 🗳️Visit PBS39.org/Election to view the latest results and reports.

Back in the PBS39 studio for PA Primary coverage and practicing social distancing with Stephen Jiwanmall. 🎥📺🔴🔵

06/03/2020

📺WATCH LIVE - Our Reporter Corps journalists are covering the local primaries. 🗳️PBS39.org/Election

06/02/2020
PBS39 News Tonight - June 2, 2020

📺Watch a special LIVE edition of PBS39 News Tonight. 🗳️Our Reporter Corps journalists are covering the primary elections in our community.

06/02/2020

📺Watch a special LIVE edition of PBS39 News Tonight. 🗳️Our Reporter Corps journalists are covering the primary elections in our community.

📺Watch our live, one-hour election night special at 10 p.m. You can also watch PBS39 News Tonight at 6:30 and 11.
06/02/2020
PBS39 Election Coverage

📺Watch our live, one-hour election night special at 10 p.m. You can also watch PBS39 News Tonight at 6:30 and 11.

Lehigh Valley Public Media, home of PBS39 and WLVR News, is your source for local news.

🚦The Lehigh Valley will enter the “yellow” phase of reopening this Friday, June 5. If outbreaks occur in areas that go y...
06/01/2020
WLVR News

🚦The Lehigh Valley will enter the “yellow” phase of reopening this Friday, June 5. If outbreaks occur in areas that go yellow or even green, Gov. Wolf says he is prepared to put stay-at-home mandates back into place.

The Lehigh Valley will enter the “yellow” phase of reopening this Friday, June 5. Residents will see strict stay-at-home orders lifted and many businesses — including childcare providers and retail operations — will be free to open back up.

🗳️Tuesday is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Watch our live coverage on Tuesday and Wednesday night. More info:
06/01/2020
PBS39 Election Coverage

🗳️Tuesday is primary election day in Pennsylvania. Watch our live coverage on Tuesday and Wednesday night. More info:

Lehigh Valley Public Media, home of PBS39 and WLVR News, is your source for local news.

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PBS39 (WLVT-TV) is more than just Sesame Street and Arthur. We are a 50-year young non-profit located 90 minutes from Manhattan and 60 minutes from Philadelphia in the rapidly growing Greater Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania.

While our broadcast signal reaches 12.4M from upstate New York to Cecil County, MD and from Staten Island, NY to Harrisburg, PA, our focus is on the counties that make up the Greater Lehigh Valley and their 3M+ residents.

In 2018 we launched our flagship PBS39 News Tonight which airs at 6:30 and 11pm and which has returned local news journalism to what had been a growing news desert. In addition to news, we produce weekly programs including Counter Culture, Your Take and a Spanish language show, Es Tiempo Lehigh Valley plus assorted special events and documentaries.

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God's promise❤ "I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth." Genesis 9:13
I have been a supporter of PBS for years but is it the time pledging?People are sick, out of work and in need of support themselves. For God sake have some empathy
Pleaseeeeeeee the entire 🌎 know already about this .. Please movies or another thing please we saw this 2 or 3 times daily ..please ..thanks stay safe
You outdid yourselves tonight .. John Sebastian and Pete Seeger in the same night .. awesome .. !! .. thank you ..
Higher Athletics Ministry and United Solutions Mortgage Group invite you to support The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley. The Hoops For Hope 3 on 3 Youth Basketball Tournament will benefit the children and families of the PCFLV. Visit Www.higherathletics.org to register your child to play.
Is there any way to get or put back on tv Bob the Builder and I’m not sure of the name of cartoon but it was about 7or 8 monsters I think it was on pbs the years of 2001 to at least 2008. My oldest grandson loved it and I have 4 others under the age of 5 I would love for them to see them. Thank you for the other cartoons you show like George and Wild Krats to name just a couple thank you in advance for any information I can get
How do you air 13 Episodes of the Jewel in the Crown and NOT AIR THE 14TH FINAL EPISODE??!!?? Who does that????🤬
How can you air 13 episodes of the Jewel in the Crown and NOT AIR THE ENDING OF THE 14th EPISODE??!!?? WHO DOES THAT?????🤬
Thank you for broadcasting "The Forsyte Saga.." You have excellent taste...
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It's about dam time that someone explain to the public about the these FOR PROFIT CHARTER SCHOOLS that is being built with taxpayers money and cutting funding for public schools! So more people understand why this country has a teacher shortage! Who the hell wants to go to college for 4 or 5 years to get a degree in teaching when they know that they can't make a good living!! And ALL this is no bodies fault, O wait just maybe the funding is being cut for the public schools by the POLITICIANS of R country!! The state of Indiana has over 2 Billion in reserve, but R govenor can't find money to give the teachers a Raise! REALLY, REALLY?🤔😤😡🤬
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