From museums to manufacturing, we have it covered with PCN Tours. Come take a behind the scenes tour and learn more about what makes this Commonwealth a great place to live and work. Each tour is led by a representative of the facility, allowing the viewer to experience television unscripted!
Episodes air Sundays at 6 PM. You can also catch your favorite episodes daily at 7 AM and 6 PM.
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 May 20 07:00 AM PCN Tours Elsner Engineering Monday May 20 07:30 AM PCN Tours Volvo Construction Equipment Tuesday May 21 07:00 AM PCN Tours Pulakos Chocolates Tuesday May 21 07:20 AM PCN Tours Sheetz Brothers Kitchen Tuesday May 21 06:00 PM PCN Tours Pulakos Chocolates Tuesday May 21 06:20 PM PCN Tours Sheetz Brothers Kitchen Wednesday May 22 07:00 AM PCN Tours Range Resources Wednesday May 22 06:00 PM PCN Tours Range Resources Thursday May 23 07:00 AM PCN Tours Rodon Group/K'Nex Thursday May 23 07:30 AM PCN Tours Worthington Acres Alpacas Thursday May 23 06:00 PM PCN Tours Rodon Group/K'Nex Thursday May 23 06:30 PM PCN Tours Worthington Acres Alpacas Friday May 24 07:00 AM PCN Tours Schramm Drilling Rigs Friday May 24 07:30 AM PCN Tours Structural Modulars, Inc. Friday May 24 06:00 PM PCN Tours Schramm Drilling Rigs Friday May 24 06:30 PM PCN Tours Structural Modulars, Inc. Sunday May 26 06:00 PM PCN Tours Hershey Violins Sunday May 26 06:30 PM PCN Tours Chanticleer Garden
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.
On Demand - PCN Tours Fall 2018-2019
On Demand - PCN Tours Classics