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
  • Dabs of Color in the PhotoLink Library

    Color outside is difficult to find in winter, but Mike Stevens shows us how some folks have managed to find a few dabs which are proudly presented in the PhotoLink Library.

  • Video Vault: Mike Stevens Looks Back on Knox Mine Disaster

    On January 22, 1959, the roof of the Knox Mine, near Pittston, collapsed killing 12 miners. Mike Stevens filed a report back in 2009 on the 50th anniversary of the disaster.  

  • Delicious Dinner Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    Mike Stevens always seemed to find amazing cooks whipping up amazing food. Mike stopped by a church in Schuylkill County 15 years ago. The place has since closed as part of a consolidation by the Diocese of Allentown, but the memories and great smells still linger on this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • The Beauty of Winter

    Say what you will about it, winter can generally provide us with some great scenes. In the PhotoLink Library, Mike Stevens has a few samples of the beauty of winter.

  • Kids’ Dreams Back Down The Pennsylvania Road

    Mike Stevens takes us Back Down The Pennsylvania Road to Northampton County in 1985. The subject of this trip is kids’ dreams and what makes them so extraordinary.

  • Moving Ahead in the PhotoLink Library

    We’re into a new year and so we look ahead at a few months of cold, snowy, and dark weather. Mike Stevens has been looking through the PhotoLink Library and has found a few images to keep us moving ahead.

  • Back Down The Pennsylvania Road: Food at the Farm Show

    At the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, there’s always plenty of things to do and plenty of food to eat. Mike Stevens went to the Farm Show in 1990, and he noticed potatoes were a popular pick for many in this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road.

  • Stevens Says: My, How Time Flies

    So, another year has gone by in my life. Funny how that happened. I thought, one year ago, that I would carefully account for all the days in the coming year. At year’s end then I would know exactly where each one went when I looked back. At least that was the plan. Didn’t happen. I’m no more aware of where those days went than I am of all those that have gone before in all the years past. Oh, […]

  • Home & Backyard 2019 Lookback – Part 4

    We take a look back at some of the pictures our viewers captured for Picture Pefect.

  • A Look at 2019 in the PhotoLink Library

    We usher in 2020 with a special trip into the PhotoLink Library. It’s a look back at 2019 which, in Mike Stevens’ humble opinion, turned out to be a very good year.

  • Back Down The Pennsylvania Road: Celebration Preparation

    There are quite a few big New Year’s Eve parties in our area. Mike Stevens checked out the preparations for the big night back in 2001 and shows us how workers got ready to flip the calendar on this trip Back Down The Pennsylvania Road. If you’d like to purchase tickets for Genetti’s 2020 New Year’s Eve event, click here.

  • Stevens Says: Bye Bye Santa

    So, we’ve wrapped up another Christmas and moved on to a New Year. Always tough leaving the holidays behind, only having the bleakest months of the year to look forward to. There’s something else some young people may have left behind that, in a way, is worse than anything winter will throw at us. They’ve left behind a belief in Santa. The knowledge that will happen is with us as parents and grandparents from the early years of a child’s […]

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