WNEP TV’s Mike Stevens traveled the Pennsylvania Road for more than thirty-five years..

In all that time, Mike 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 thought TV 16’s viewers ought to know about.

He has finally parked his car and left the Pennsylvania Road to Jon Myer who now travels it so well. Mike can occasionally be found contributing to the Saturday morning Home and Backyard show and still opens the door to the Photo Link Library each Friday on Newswatch 16 at six. He has also begun a Blog for the station under the title, “Stevens Says” and has also begun work on a podcast presentation, “The Slow Lane”. Mike is a frequent guest speaker at church, civic and charitable functions in the WNEP coverage area.


Recent Articles
  • Photolink Library: Tribute to Autumn

    The rain and wind this week reminded Mike Stevens of how fleeting fall can be. So, with that in mind, he offers a tribute to autumn found in the Photolink Library.  

  • Making Mining Miniatures

    There are several spots in northeastern Pennsylvania that are known for a rich coal-mining history. In this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road, we take you back to 1993 when Mike Stevens visited a man in Shamokin who had a knack for making mining miniatures.

  • Unusual Sights in the PhotoLink Library

    Mike Stevens opens up the PhotoLink Library, as usual, this time the focus is on the unusual, and the people who show it to us.

  • STEVENS SAYS: Where Oh Where is the Perfect Pumpkin?

    I searched for the Perfect Pumpkin for a long time. The start of this epic adventure was some years back at a roadside stand in Luzerne County. There was a pile of pumpkins to pick and choose from, so I did, after much looking and observing the various pumpkins from different angles. None was perfect so I had to settle for second class, at least in my view. Anyway, the search for the grand and beautiful Perfect Pumpkin continued annually […]

  • Remembering B-17 Pilot Mac McAuley

    A vintage military airplane that made stops in our area several times crashed last week in Connecticut, killing several people on board. One of the victims was the pilot, Ernest “Mac” McAuley. Back in 2007, Mike Stevens interviewed Mac about that same B-17 World War II plane at the Hazleton Regional Airport for this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • PhotoLink Library: New Autumn Views

    Autumn is fairly new, but it still is offering some unique chance for pictures. Mike Stevens picked out some results in this visit to the PhotoLink Library.

  • Foggy Fall Day Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    On a foggy October day 15 years ago, Mike Stevens headed out for a walk in the woods. Leave it to Mike to find the beauty and color through the mist Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • The Early Bird in the PhotoLink Library

    Mike Stevens takes his weekly visit to the PhotoLink Library. He’s not one for getting up early but he finds some very good results can be had if you do.

  • Judging at the Bloomsburg Fair: Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    Mike Stevens has spent quite a bit of time at the Bloomsburg Fair over the years. We head Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to 10 years ago when he showed us how being a judge at the fair is no small task at the 2009 Bloomsburg Fair.

  • Colors of the Season

    Mike Stevens took a look into the PhotoLink Library this last week of summer. He’s found dabs of color: some signs of the times.

  • Back Down the Pennsylvania Road at the Bloomsburg Fair

    The Bloomsburg Fair, the last big fair of the summer in our area, is set to get underway on Friday. Organizers call it the biggest fair in Pennsylvania. How did things look at the fair 35 years ago? We take a stroll with Mike Stevens in this trip Back Down the Pennsylvania Road.  

  • Summer Fading in the PhotoLink Library

    Summer has come and just about gone. Mike Stevens says it’s still good to go if you look in the PhotoLink Library.

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