WNEP TV’s Mike Stevens has been traveling the Pennsylvania Road for 30 years.

In all that time, Mike has never lost sight of the original goal of the Pennsylvania Road assignment: to travel the back roads and country lanes of northeastern and central Pennsylvania in search of interesting people doing interesting things.

The Pennsylvania Road has taken WNEP viewers to meet folks who whittle, carve, saw, fiddle, play, collect, draw, build and otherwise do things that Mike thinks TV 16’s viewers ought to know about.

In addition to his travels, Mike is also host of the Home and Backyard Show Saturday morning at 900 and contributes to the Pennsylvania Outdoor Life program seen Sunday nights. He is a frequent guest speaker at church, civic and charitable functions in the WNEP coverage area. He also writes essay pieces that appear in area magazines as well and enjoys taking the photographs that accompany some of his stories. He has published four books under the “Life in the Slow Lane” title.


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    A New Look at the History of the Wyoming Valley

    History can be a difficult subject to cover in school, lots of facts and figures. On the Pennsylvania Road, Mike Stevens tells us there is a teacher in Luzerne County who’s changed the game.

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    Backyard Sled Run

    Snow, ice, ingenuity, and hard work — a man from our area needed all of these to build one fun way to spend his winter. We travel Back Down The Pennsylvania Road with Mike Stevens to early 1987 and go for a ride on an amazing sled run in Lackawanna County.

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    Take A Good Look

    Mike Stevens is ready to open the doors to the PhotoLink Library. Mike tells us it’s time to look hard and long at what he found.

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    A Visit to Mickey Mouse Museum

    If you’re of a certain age, then you know of Mickey Mouse. You’ll know him better when we visit a place in Columbia County with Mike Stevens On The Pennsylvania Road.

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    Reading an Old Wyoming County Newspaper

    Newspapers from days gone by are yellowed and tattered, but they shed a light on life from bygone days. In this edition of Back Down The Pennsylvania Road from 2001, Mike Stevens takes us on a trip to 1895.

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    The Year Gone By

    In this visit to the PhotoLink Library, Mike Stevens celebrates the year that was 2016 with a look back at some of your great images. And, check out this photo gallery of some of the best of 2016.

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    Photo Gallery: The Best of 2016 in The PhotoLink Library

    Enjoy this photo gallery of some of the best of your photos, as seen in the PhotoLink Library.

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    Cotton Christmas Tree

    Mike Stevens is On The Pennsylvania Road in Susquehanna County. He’s there to look at a Christmas tree, but not the kind you might expect.

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    1987 Fiesta Bowl: Penn State Battles for National Title

    Thirty years ago, Penn State football fans enjoyed possibly the greatest win in the program’s history. The Nittany Lions defense shut down the highly favored Miami Hurricanes and won the national championship. In this trip Back Down the Pennsylvania Road, Mike Stevens and videographer Steve Smallwood headed all the way to Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl on January 2, 1987.

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    34 Years of Forecasts, Farewell to Tom Clark

    It’s a story 34 years in the making. The day is somewhat surreal and very bittersweet, as Mike Stevens and many of the Newswatch 16 team bids so long to everybody’s favorite weatherman, Tom Clark.

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    Looking Back Down the Pennsylvania Road

    This time of year we spend a lot of time looking back on where we’ve been, and maybe where we’re going. Mike Stevens did that and told us what he found, now, on the Pennsylvania Road in 2016.

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    Winter Falling All Around

    Winter is now officially here but, in truth, it’s been around for quite a few days now. Long enough, Mike Stevens says, so that samples of the season have found their way to the PhotoLink Library.