'Pa. Inside Out' back, addressing national issues with a local twist

October 24, 2008

'Pennsylvania Inside Out' revamps format to weekly series

Hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians are without health insurance, a problem amplified in rural settings. Nationally, the number is closer to 47 million Americans, according to the United States Census. 

Health insurance is one of many topics that will be discussed during the new season of "Pennsylvania Inside Out" on WPSU-TV. The premiere episode will air in its new time slot at 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. The new weekly program will also be repeated at 11 a.m. Sundays.

To delve deeper into issues affecting local residents, the format of “Pennsylvania Inside Out” has been changed to a weekly series from a daily.

"The show appeals to a person's sense of curiosity and engagement with their community and issues that are facing either them or their neighbor," said David Price, executive producer. "There are many sides and many shades to each issue and 'Pennsylvania Inside Out' is one piece of the puzzle."

Upcoming topics on the show are deer management, autism, organ donation and the current financial crisis, among many others.

For more information, visit http://wpsu.org.

Penn State Public Broadcasting (PSPB) serves central Pennsylvania with programming, educational services and community outreach. This public media service produces, acquires and distributes programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of an audience within central Pennsylvania. For more information, visit http://wpsu.org. Penn State Public Broadcasting is part of Penn State Outreach, the largest unified outreach organization in American higher education. Penn State Outreach serves more than 5 million people each year, delivering more than 2,000 programs to people in all 67 Pennsylvania counties, all 50 states and 80 countries worldwide.

Last Updated May 06, 2010