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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
  • steam engine

    Backyard Steam Engine

    A steam railroad On the Pennsylvania Road, that’s our story from Carbon County. Mike Stevens paid a visit to a man you might say has machined a steam machine.

  • bdpr memorial day

    Remembering Why Memorial Day Matters

    Just in case we occasionally lose sight of the true meaning of Memorial Day, through a fog of hot dogs, and drinks, and swimming and horseshoes, and just in case we sometimes don’t focus on what Memorial Day is really all about, Mike Stevens goes Back Down the Pennsylvania Road to 2006 to remind us.

  • Working Wonders with Wire

    Using wire as his medium, see Sean Brady create beautiful sculpture.  His works can be purchased at Earth and Wares.

  • pll emerging

    More Of Spring Emerging

    Mike Stevens closes out our week with his customary visit to the Photo Link library. It’s a visit, he says, that’s all about the interesting and the unusual as we continue to watch the emerging of Spring.

  • clarks green

    On The Pennsylvania Road In Clarks Green

    A centennial. 100 years. A century. Anyway you say it, it’s a long time. Mike Stevens takes us On the Pennsylvania Road to a community in Lackawanna County that is 100 and still going strong.

  • bdpr bulldozer

    Learning To Run A Bulldozer

    Mike Stevens has always liked to play with toys, and back in 2004, a toy that was loud, big, and powerful caught his eye in Lycoming County. And that’s where we travel Back Down the Pennsylvania Road.

  • pll birds

    The Birds Are Returning

    Spring is surely in the air and so are a lot of other things as well. Mike Stevens notes that the birds are back and what better way to mark the occasion than to show a few in the PhotoLink Library.

  • Happy 20th Anniversary Home & Backyard: People and Places

    Mike Stevens re-introduces us to some of the talented people featured on Home & Backyard over the years.  He also looks back at some of the favorite places he has visited on the show.

  • rickettes

    The Town of Ricketts

    The town of Ricketts may have been only a very short chapter in the history of Pennsylvania but it’s an interesting one. Mike Stevens takes us for a visit to what once was – and still is – along The Pennsylvania Road.

  • bdpr millennium

    Millennium Art

    In this edition of Back Down the Pennsylvania Road, we travel to the year 1999. That year, Mike Stevens met an artist in Luzerne County who wanted to do something special for the new millennium.

  • pll critters

    The Critters of Spring

    The PhotoLink Library is open and ready for a visit. Mike Stevens has lined up a few photos that’ll make you stop and look, including some of the critters of spring.

  • Picture Perfect: May 10th, 2014

    Here is your Picture Perfect for May 10, 2014.