PTN Presents Classic Film about Jim Thorpe
Sponsored by: Mauch Chunk Trust Company
Pocono Television Network will show the 1951 film about the legendary Olympian and founder of the NFL for whom the town of Jim Thorpe is named.
Burt Lancaster stars as legendary athlete Jim Thorpe who rises from poverty on a Native American reservation to graduate from college and win more gold medals than any other athlete in the 1912 Olympics.
Where to watch:
Blue Ridge Cable 734
Service Electric Cable - Lehigh Valley 189
Service Electric Cable – Wilkes-Barre 192
RCN – Philadelphia 41
Comcast - State College 190 & 1097*
WDPN 2.8 in Philadelphia
When to watch:
- Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 8 p.m. (repeat 10 p.m.)
- Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 8 p.m. (repeat 10 p.m.)
- Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 10 a.m. (repeat 8 p.m.)
Pocono Mountains Magazine Monthly Program
The 1-hour program produced by the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau features issues and timely topics all about the Poconos and the people in the community.
Hosts Jim Hamill and Brianna Strunk will bring viewers stories from the entire region including tourism, health care, education and many more topics.
Watch new episodes of Pocono Mountains Magazine premiering the first Sunday of each month and re-airing each week on:
- Blue Ridge Cable Channel 13 - Sunday at 8 p.m.
- Service Electric Cable TV, Inc. SECTV2 - Sunday at 8 p.m.
- SECV8 - Sunday at 7 p.m.
- Pocono Television Network – Sunday and Tuesday at 8 p.m.
- YouTube and Facebook – 1st Sunday of each month at 8 p.m.
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Meet the Hosts
Director of Public Relations Jim Hamill
Jim grew up in Honesdale and moved back with his family in 2013. Jim skis and golfs and he grew up working at Keen Lake, Woodloch and loves exploring the Pocono Mountains. Previously, Jim was an anchor and reporter for more than 12 years at WNEP-TV. Jim, his wife and two children love experiencing so much of what the area offers from music festivals to delicious restaurants and breweries!
Public Relations Manager Brianna Strunk
Brianna was born and raised in the Pocono Mountains. She enjoys spending time with her son and exploring all things local, especially the region’s hiking trails and wineries. Brianna was previously a reporter and anchor at WBRE-TV. She graduated from East Stroudsburg University (go Warriors!). Brianna hopes to inspire visitors and locals alike to get out and experience the Pocono Mountains.
President/CEO Chris Barrett
Chris is the President/CEO of the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau since 2017. He’s a dad, history buff and has been very involved in the Poconos. Chris joins Ashley Brooks on many adventures for Pocono Mountains Magazine and has visited so many unique spots and people throughout the Pocono Mountains. He reminds everyone to do their part to Pick Up the Poconos!
Co-Host Deanna Fontanez
Deanna is the lively and energetic co-host joining Chris Barrett on adventures through the Pocono Mountains. She has worked in television for over 19 years and speaks fluent Spanish. She loves travel, culture, food and outdoor adventures.
Co-Host Christina Luna
Originally from Barcelona, Spain, Christina has lived in the Poconos with her family for over a decade. She has worked for New York’s Telemundo TV and in radio, as well as contributing a weekly column to the Pocono Record. Christina enjoys sharing the rich Hispanic culture found in the Pocono Mountains.
Co-Host Ashley Brooks
Ashley is the energetic co-host joining Chris Barrett on his many adventures through the Pocono Mountains on PTN and Pocono Mountains Magazine. She’s a mom and enjoys taking trips to experience all that the Poconos has to offer throughout each season. Ashley also does her best to keep Chris in line during their experiences together on Pocono Television Network!