PCN Tours celebrates its' 25th anniversary of being on-air this year! Come 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!
If you would like to suggest a PA manufacturer or museum, contact us. PCN does not charge or receive payment for producing a walking tour.
Weekly PCN Tours Schedule
Monday January 20 07:00 AM PCN Tours Kite Tales Weaving Monday January 20 07:20 AM PCN Tours RGM Watches Monday January 20 06:00 PM PCN Tours Kite Tales Weaving Monday January 20 06:20 PM PCN Tours RGM Watches Tuesday January 21 07:00 AM PCN Tours Ames Company Landscape Tools Tuesday January 21 07:40 AM PCN Tours Highland Wind Farm Tuesday January 21 06:00 PM PCN Tours Ames Company Landscape Tools Tuesday January 21 06:40 PM PCN Tours Highland Wind Farm Wednesday January 22 07:00 AM PCN Tours Arcelor Mittal - Coatesville Wednesday January 22 07:20 AM PCN Tours Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Wednesday January 22 06:00 PM PCN Tours Arcelor Mittal - Coatesville Wednesday January 22 06:20 PM PCN Tours Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Thursday January 23 07:00 AM PCN Tours Arnold Palmer Memorabilia Warehouse Thursday January 23 06:00 PM PCN Tours Arnold Palmer Memorabilia Warehouse Friday January 24 07:00 AM PCN Tours Aul Bat Company Friday January 24 07:40 AM PCN Tours Humphrys Flag Company Friday January 24 06:00 PM PCN Tours Aul Bat Company Friday January 24 06:40 PM PCN Tours Humphrys Flag Company Sunday January 26 06:00 PM PCN Tours Sunny Hill Farm Belgians Sunday January 26 06:40 PM PCN Tours Pulakos Chocolates
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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2019 PCN Tours: Agworks at Commonwealth Charter Academy$25.00 – $30.00 Select options
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