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PBS39 FOCUS showcases the people, places, and issues of value to residents of eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. FOCUS offers coverage of a variety of issues, combining field production with studio interviews. In 2016, FOCUS featured approximately 100 segments featuring more than 125 local businesses, organizations, and noteworthy residents.
PBS39 received two Emmy® nominations in 2016. FOCUS was nominated for excellence in historical and cultural programming. Cosmo’s World, an original series inspiring young minds to explore ecology and develop knowledge and respect for Pennsylvania’s ecosystem, was nominated for excellence in children’s programming.
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PBS39 FOCUS: The Arts
We focus on the arts with the Bach Choir of Bethlehem and share a special performance from the oldest American choir of its kind. Plus, we visit a local arts program that celebrates the culture of a Bethlehem neighborhood by pairing middle school students with a professional photographer. Learn more about Faces of the Southside and meet the latest PBS39 Student Artist of the Month.
PBS39 FOCUS : STEM
Women make up about 50% of the workforce, yet they're under-represented in certain areas of science, technology, engineering and math.
PBS39 FOCUS : WWI
2017 marks 100 years since the United States entered WWI. As American troops joined the fight, Lehigh Valley Companies, Bethlehem Steel, and Mack Trucks supported the war effort with vehicles, guns, artillery, and ships.
Women in Science
#WISEWednesday is a co-production of PBS39 and the Da Vinci Science Center Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Initiative, with major funding provided by the Dexter F. and Dorothy H. Baker Foundation.
Meet Team FOCUS
Emmy® Award nominated Brittany Garzillo is a reporter and producer for FOCUS, PBS39’s weekly news magazine program. Since joining the team in 2013, Brittany has received seven Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award nominations for her work on FOCUS.
In 2015, Brittany was awarded a PICPA Truth in Finances Award by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants for her reporting on Bethlehem’s City Revitalization and Improvement Zone. In addition to her work on FOCUS, Brittany produced The Salvation Army Legacy documentary.
A Bethlehem native, Brittany graduated with a self-designed Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Media Studies from Moravian College. While in school, Brittany produced a documentary for air titled Three Students, Three Expressions of Art at Moravian College which earned her a College Production Award at the NATAS Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards.
Brittany was a former intern at PBS39 and also interned at NBC10 and WFMZ. She was named a 2016 Woman of Style by Lehigh Valley Style Magazine.
Grover Silcox has spent his entire life calling Eastern Pennsylvania home. In his more than ten years serving as a reporter/producer for WLVT PBS39, Grover has reported on and produced features and documentaries about the people, places and things of interest to viewers in the greater Lehigh Valley region. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work with PBS39.