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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
  • lady gardener

    A Garden of Healing

    We spend our summer days outside, perhaps working in our gardens, and we think little of the work we do. But for a woman Mike Stevens met On the Pennsylvania Road in Susquehanna County, her garden meant a lot, perhaps more than you might imagine.

  • nick

    Nick Horsky, Proud to Serve

    A man you may never have seen but whose work you see daily on Newswatch 16 is calling it a career. Nick Horsky has been in our business for about 35 years, all of them as a news photographer. Nick has been part of the transition from film to digital. We did track down an image of him with a camera and recorder that weighed more than a 3-year-old child but that’s the way it was, that was the business […]

  • bdpr 4th

    Back Down the Pennsylvania Road on the 4th of July

    The Fourth of July holiday is coming, and back in 2005, Mike Stevens took a moment to consider the big summer holiday, not for what we do on the holiday, but the reason for it. It’s his story as we travel Back Down the Pennsylvania Road.

  • pll closeup

    Close-up Views in the PhotoLink Library

    Summer has just begun and Mike Stevens is in the PhotoLink Library. He says a close-up look at the new season is in order.

  • otr aluminum

    Art in Aluminum

    An artist is usually known for the work done in a studio and the materials used in the process. But Mike Stevens met an artist On the Pennsylvania Road in Lackawanna County whose work is a bit difficult to describe.

  • bdpr lake ariel park

    Lake Ariel Park

    Mike Stevens travels Back Down the Pennsylvania Road to 2003 in Wayne County. He shows us where an amusement park used to be and what it was like in its glory days.

  • Restoring a Piece of History

    Mike Stevens visits Montrose  where a historic home was painstakingly renovated.  The renovation architect gives a tour of this manse that is more than 150 years old.

  • pll lightning

    Wildlife… and Wild Weather

    As Mike Stevens opens the doors to the PhotoLink Library this week, he says you have captured some great images of wee wildlife… and wild weather.

  • otr vietnam

    Vietnam Through a Local Lens

    The Vietnam War came to an end 40 years ago, but Mike Stevens tells us of a man in Honesdale who is able to easily recall it and show it as well. He traveled the Pennsylvania Road to meet him.

  • bdpr chimes

    A Fine Collection of Chimes

    We head Back Down the Pennsylvania Road to a stop Mike Stevens made in Columbia County. There is no doubt the story he told then had a ring to it; still does two decades later.

  • Picture Perfect for 6-13-15

    Here is your Picture Perfect for June 13th, 2015.

  • pll raccoons

    A Close Look at Some New Friends

    Some pleasant and up-close photos await us this time in the PhotoLink Library. Mike Stevens thought this week in particular called for it.

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