PBS39 WFWA-DT LOCAL PRODUCTIONS

PBS39 is this area's leader in in-depth public television production. We produce local weekly shows as well as long-form documentaries covering the breadth of local interest from history to culture and more.


Here are the weekly TV shows that PBS39 currently produces.
Check our programming page for the latest dates and times these programs will air.

HEALTHLINEHealthLine is a fast paced show that keeps you informed of the latest developments in the worlds of medicine, health and wellness. Since January of 1996, this informative half-hour has featured local experts from diverse resources and backgrounds to put these developments and trends in to a local perspective.

You can ask the experts your questions by calling toll free(866) 969-2720 or (260) 969-2720 during the show. You can also email your questions to healthline@wfwa.org. HealthLine is on PBS39 every Tuesday night at 7:30pm!


MATTERS OF THE MINDHosted by Dr. Jay Fawver, MATTERS OF THE MIND offers viewers the chance to interact with one ofMATTERS OF THE MIND WITH DR. JAY FAWVER
this area's most respected mental health experts.

As a regular guest on PBS39’s HealthLine program over 15 years ago, Jay’s comfortable communication style was very well received by viewers. It was then a natural for him to host his own program.

He started as host of the series Modern Parenting and that evolved into MATTERS OF THE MIND, a frank and intimate live on-air discussion with viewers about mental health issues. Since 1997, Dr. Fawver’s ability to connect with viewers one on one has made MATTERS OF THE MIND one of the longest running and highest rated interactive programs on WFWA.

Take part in this regional interactive mental health resource. Tune in every Monday at 7:30pm and call in live with your questions at toll free at 1-866-969-2720, or locally, at 969-2720.

You can also email your questions ahead of time to Dr. Fawver at mattersofthemind@wfwa.org.


SENIOR SPOTLIGHTSenior Spotlight, airing Wednesdays at 7:30pm, is a weekly interactive series for PBS39 viewers who have an interest in the local resources available to this area's seniors.

This program began as Sunday Senior Spotlight in the fall of 2006. It soon became a popular interactive resource for area seniors and their families, covering a variety of topics from healthcare to insurance and legal issues.

Viewers, no matter what their age, are encouraged to tune in and call in their questions for Senior Spotlight's guest experts, toll free at 1-866-969-2720 or locally at 969-2720 during this spry half-hour program. It's one more way that seniors can connect with local experts to get the information they need.

Have you got an idea for a future subject to be featured on Senior Spotlight? Click here to send us your idea.


PRIMETIME39This area's only in-depth, live, weekly political forum, PrimeTime 39 features the latest developments from the Indiana Statehouse.

PrimeTime 39 airs Fridays at 7:30pm, each winter and spring, during the Indiana Legislative Session, and now, since May 2011, it will air throughtout the year bringing you the latest in-depth discussions on local current affairs. Whether it is local legislators talking live about the status of laws, policies, taxation and more, or policymakers, pundits and those who are making news right here in your neck of the woods, Primetime39 is the best way to stay informed about the issues, policies and legislative actions that affect you and your family.

You'll also have the chance to weigh in with your opinions and questions, live! Go ahead...tune in and call in your questions for legislators, guest experts and more, toll free at 1-866-969-2720 or locally at 969-2720. You can also email your questions ahead of timeto primetime39@wfwa.org.


DISCOVER IPFWIf you have an interest in higher education or what higher education and IPFW is doing for its students and its community, then you need to make Discover IPFW a regular part of your TV viewing schedule. Be sure to tune in and take part at 7:30 PM on the third Thursday of each month only on PBS39!

Discover IPFW takes a look at the current state of higher education in northeast Indiana, looks back at its past and ahead to the future. Factors such as funding, infrastructure, community participation, the area's economic base and growth and other forces that drive the quality and expense of higher eduction will also be discussed.

Tune in and call in their questions for guest experts, toll free at 1-866-969-2720 or locally at 969-2720, during most episodes of Discover IPFW.