(VIDEO) Watch the next episode of “Pennsylvania’s Historic Courthouses”. The Berks County Courthouse is quite possibly the most eclectic and unusual courthouse not only in the state of Pennsylvania, but the nation as well. Not only does each of its courtrooms boast its own very striking styles of designs and architectures, but so do the hallways and lobbies.
Walk along on a tour of the factory line at Columbia Northwest – see how Aliner and Somerset Campers are made!
(VIDEO) Quilts have become a cherished symbol of Amish craftsmanship and the beauty of the simple life. Country stores in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and other tourist regions display row after row of handcrafted quilts—a favorite souvenir for tourists and a source of income for the quilters. In luxury homes, office buildings, and museums, the quilts have been preserved and displayed as priceless artifacts. They are even pictured on collectible stamps. Amish Quilts explores how these objects evolved from practical bed linens into contemporary art.
The museum houses artifacts from the 1939 New York World’s Fair to military and pop culture memorabilia. Join PCN as we tour antique Harley-Davidson’s, Triumphs, and more at the museum with something for everyone.
Zenos Frudakis is an internationally recognized sculptor, who currently resides in Philadelphia, PA. As a child, Zenos began to sculpt using dough given to him by his mother while she baked bread. He attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts for a Bachelor’s Degree, the University of Pennsylvania for a Master’s Degree in Fine Art, and was the youngest sculptor nominated for membership in the National Sculptor Society. He’s responsible for such famous pieces as Freedom, Mike Schmidt, Frank Rizzo, and more.
(VIDEO) PA Superior Court Session from Philadelphia recorded on August 5, 2014
Wendell August Forge is America’s oldest and largest forge, producing hand-wrought ornamental metalware and giftware in aluminum and other metals since 1923.
(VIDEO) The Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia began in 1984 as a summer youth program with modest support from city government. Under the guidance of Jane Golden, however, it gradually grew into one of the largest and most successful public art organizations in the country, garnering support from local corporations, foundations, and individuals to extend the reach and effectiveness of its innovative programs. Now three decades later, the Mural Arts Program has created more than 3,800 murals and public art projects that have made lasting imprints in every Philadelphia neighborhood.
Join PCN as we explore this fascinating location in American history. Decorated in 18th century fashion and furniture, this is the house where Betsy Ross lived, and created the first Stars & Stripes.
(VIDEO) Clyde Peeling is the founder and owner of Reptiland in Allenwood, PA. As a young boy, Clyde had an interest in reptiles and always saw himself working with them one day. He has had appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, along with some of his creatures. Reptiland is an AZA accredited zoo, and Clyde does extensive lecturing through the United States and is a highly respected member of the zoology world.
(VIDEO) The Washington County Courthouse is rich in history, full of fascinating stories and stunning architecture and surrounded by beautiful landscaping. Learn its story, all the way from the first courthouse, a log cabin built in 1787, to today’s facility.
(VIDEO) In 2003, Benny Martinez became a Confidential Informant for a member of the Philadelphia Police Department’s narcotics squad, helping arrest nearly 200 drug and gun dealers over seven years. But that success masked a dark and dangerous reality: the cops were as corrupt as the criminals they targeted. Busted chronicles how two journalists—both middle-class working mothers—formed an unlikely bond with a convicted street dealer to uncover the secrets of ruthless kingpins and dirty cops.
(VIDEO) Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times best selling author, and Edgar award-winning author of 22 novels, including her latest, “Keep Quiet”. Her daughter Francesca Serritella graduated from Harvard with honors in English, is an aspiring novelist, and has co-authored several collections of essays with her mother. Their most recent release, “Have a Nice Guilt Trip” was included in Oprah Magazine’s “The 4 Perfect Summer Must-Reads!”. They both contribute to a Philadelphia Inquirer column called, “Chick Wit”.
(VIDEO) The Secretary of Labor & Industry, Julia Hearthway, and David Patti, President and CEO of the PA Business Council, talk about Pennsylvania’s lowering unemployment rate, the latest jobs growth, and an August conference in Pittsburgh geared for an evolving workforce.
(VIDEO) Chef Walter Staib is the founder and president of Concepts By Staib, Ltd., which was est. in 1989. Philadelphia’s City Tavern is a recreation of an original 18th century tavern and is Concepts By Staib’s flagship operation. He is the host of the Emmy Award winning show, “A Taste of History,” which received the 2012 James-Beard Foundation nomination for Best TV Show On Location. He’s had appearances on the Today show and the Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate” and “Iron Chef.”