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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.


Recent Articles
  • Some Thoughts on Florida

    Mike Stevens travels take him off The Pennsylvania Road this week. His visit this time is to a place we suddenly know too well and for all the wrong reasons.

  • Letters from Iwo Jima

    Headlines in newspapers all across the country 73 years ago were about a massive battle underway in the South Pacific – U.S. Marines had landed on Iwo Jima. A man from Bradford County was part of the landing. Mike Stevens visited Tom Kennedy’s home and got to read some of his letters in this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to 2005.

  • Brighter Side of Ice

    It can be bad and it can be good. Mike Stevens looked for the brighter side of ice and found it in the PhotoLink Library.

  • Rembering World War I On The Pennsylvania Road

    The history of World War I in Bradford County is the subject of a new book. On The Pennsylvania Road, Mike Stevens says the book goes behind the numbers.

  • Local Olympian Remembered Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    The Winter Olympics is in full swing in South Korea. Did you know one of the most accomplished Olympians in U.S. history is from right here in our area? Walter Tewksbury dominated the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. The track star from Wyoming county won five medals that summer. We sprint Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to 2000 when the Commonwealth recognized Tewksbury’s amazing run. A group called the Walter B. Tewksbury Memorial Committee holds track meets and events all summer […]

  • After a Winter Storm

    This week's storms, Mike Stevens says, still allowed for some pretty pickings in the PhotoLink Library.

  • Winter Wonderland On The Pennsylvania Road

    Mike Stevens went looking for a winter wonderland On The Pennsylvania Road. He found it in a place not that far away. You might say it’s next door!

  • An Eagle’s Eye View on the Pennsylvania Road

    Spotting an eagle the last couple of weeks hasn’t been all that difficult. They are on hats, shirts, jackets, and Eagles are probably all over your social media feeds right now. A man in the Poconos has been spent years spotting eagles. Mike Stevens met him On The Pennsylvania Road in 2007. His photographs of the national bird in the wild are nothing short of spectacular. Newswatch 16 tracked down George Knickerbocker. He says he’s in his 70s now and […]

  • Much to be Happy About in the PhotoLink Library

    Inside the PhotoLink Library this time, are some signs that winter is not all bad. If your view of it is through a camera, Mike Stevens says there is much to be happy about.

  • River of Ice On The Pennsylvania Road

    The threat of flooding brought on by an ice-choked river last week was the talk of Luzerne County. Mike Stevens tells us On The Pennsylvania Road it wasn’t the first time it has happened and maybe won’t be the last.

  • Back Down The PA Road: Visit with an Eagles Cheerleader

    The Super Bowl is just days away and our area is full of Philadelphia Eagles fans. But one fan roots a little extra hard for the team. She was an Eagles cheerleader. Mike Stevens met up with her the last time the Eagles reached the title game back in 2005. As Mike found out, she ended her career one season too soon.

  • A Many-Sided Season

    Mike Stevens closes out our week with a look at winter. There are parts of winter we don’t like but there are elements that strike a special note.