Take a behind the scenes tour and learn more about what makes this Commonwealth a great place to live and work with PCN Tours. Each tour is led by a representative of the facility, allowing the viewer to experience television unscripted!
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Weekly PCN Tours Schedule
Monday September 28 07:00 AM PCN Tours Straub Brewery Monday September 28 06:00 PM PCN Tours Straub Brewery Tuesday September 29 07:00 AM PCN Tours Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Tuesday September 29 07:25 AM PCN Tours Weyerbacher Brewery Tuesday September 29 06:00 PM PCN Tours Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Tuesday September 29 06:25 PM PCN Tours Weyerbacher Brewery Wednesday September 30 07:00 AM PCN Tours Reidler Decals
Wednesday September 30 07:30 AM PCN Tours Versant Health Wednesday September 30 06:00 PM PCN Tours Reidler Decals
Wednesday September 30 06:30 PM PCN Tours Versant Health Thursday October 1 07:00 AM PCN Tours Reitnouer Trailers Thursday October 1 07:20 AM PCN Tours Sunny Hill Farm Belgians Thursday October 1 06:00 PM PCN Tours Reitnouer Trailers Thursday October 1 06:20 PM PCN Tours Sunny Hill Farm Belgians Friday October 2 07:00 AM PCN Tours Shade Mountain Naturals Friday October 2 06:00 PM PCN Tours Shade Mountain Naturals Sunday October 4 06:00 PM PCN Tours Sunrise Soap Company
An Article from PCN Tours Producer Larry Kaspar
Putting Together PCN Tours
By: Larry Kaspar, Senior Producer and Host
“Assembly required” are words some people dread reading. Often there’s a cartoon next to them to soften the blow that shows a hapless guy with crumpled instructions scratching his head and a bike with the handlebars where the seat should be.
Me, they make my heart sing. I run for the toolbox. I actually take inventory of the parts before I dive in. Who does that?
Anyone who’s seen and enjoyed PCN Tours knows what I mean. The series shows how things are made in Pennsylvania.
Back in 1995, Harley-Davidson in York was a logical place to start. Their motorcycles inspire a unique brand of loyalty. We asked them to do the narration as the bikes went down the production line. That’s it. No professional voice-over, no script, strictly spontaneous. That simple, durable formula endures to this day.
Ever see a wad of Silly Putty as large as your sofa?
At the factory, the Silly Putty ingredients are put into a re-purposed dough kneader to mix them together. You know how when you kneaded Silly Putty in your fingers, the air bubbles made little cracking sounds? Well, the popping sounds at the factory might send you running for cover. They sound like gunshots. No kidding.
Take Martin Guitars in Nazereth. If you play acoustic guitar, this place is mecca. When you see the craftsmanship here, you gain an appreciation for guitars, whether or not you’re a musician.
These older episodes are a glimpse into the past, but viewers still stay in touch by giving us tips for new shows. Next time you’re intimidated by an assembly job, here’s a tip: don’t do it on a deadline. Then take a deep breath, take the plunge, and create.
PCN Tours airs on cable on Sundays at 7 PM, and streams on your device with the PCN Select streaming service.
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