The one-hour special will air on Thursday, January 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Bethlehem, PA – January 2, 2019 – PBS39 will travel to Washington D.C. to cover the swearing-in of the 116th United States Congress. The live, one-hour special will air from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Coverage will focus on the Lehigh Valley’s new representatives and their plans for their time in office.
“At PBS39, we have a team of journalists dedicated to the communities they serve,” Tim Fallon, Chief Executive Officer of PBS39 said. “We are looking forward to bringing their expertise to our nation’s capital during this pivotal moment for journalism and democracy.”
“This is an important time in our history as journalists to report the truth and hold the powerful accountable,” Yoni Greenbaum, Chief Content Officer of PBS39 said. “Our team is ready to tackle the issues facing our viewing area and our nation in the new year.”
This latest special is just one part of PBS39’s focus on community journalism. Since being introduced in the summer of 2018, the journalists of the Reporter Corps have been creating content for the station’s digital platforms and nightly newscast, PBS39 News Tonight. Visit PBS39.org to learn more about the PBS39’s initiatives, programming and events.
PBS39 is a community-owned public media station licensed to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, PA, serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is owned and operated by the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. 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. PBS39 Reporter Corps journalists are embedded in the ten counties that make up the Greater Lehigh Valley, including Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks, Schuylkill, Carbon and Monroe in Pennsylvania, plus Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. The Reporter Corps creates community-focused content for PBS39 News Tonight and for the PBS39 digital platform. For more information, visit PBS39.org.
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Public Relations/Promotions Manager, PBS39