Tuesday, January 29, 2013

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Scranton & Wilkes-Barre in Entertainment

NEPA Blogs will be presenting a "Blog of the Week" on the WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Watch this episode on the PA Live! site:  http://pahomepage.com/palive-details?nxd_id=312192

Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Scranton & Wilkes-Barre in Entertainment (http://wb-scranton-movies.blogspot.com/.)

Scranton and Wilkes-Barre have a long relationship with entertainment, stretching from the days of Vaudeville and traveling shows where Northeastern Pennsylvania was considered a necessary stop, to modern movies and TV shows where the region is used as a backdrop. The folks at the Reference Department at the Albright Memorial Library in Scranton have set out to catalog all of these references, and have been at it. You probably know that Scranton is the setting for the Woody Harrelson movie "Kingpin" and the American version of the TV series "The Office," but there are dozens - maybe hundreds - of other movies and TV shows that mention Scranton or Wilkes-Barre at least in passing. 

This site contains all sorts of references and connections between  movie, television, and the Scranton/Wilkes-barre area. More than that, this site also lists folks from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area who have made it big in the entertainment industry. It's been going strong since July of 2005, and still hasn't run out of ideas! If you'd like to learn more, be sure to check out Scranton & Wilkes-Barre in Entertainment!

If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

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