The PBS affiliate in the Lehigh Valley is PBS Channel 39 WLVT which reaches 6.5 million potential viewers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Policy Studies formed a partnership with PBS39 to produce complete coverage of the 2012 US national elections. The partnership expanded with Lafayette Lens, a half-hour series covering issues of global importance. In Spring 2017, Policy Studies produced a new show named Open for Debate, also in collaboration with PBS39.
Open for Debate is produced by Lafayette students in collaboration with Lafayette faculty, PBS39 Executive Producer Laura McHugh, and other broadcasting professionals at PBS39. The mission of Open for Debate is to address complex and important issues at the intersection of business, technology, and public policy. It explores these issues from the perspective of the next generation of global leaders.
The Lafayette Lens public affairs series was produced between 2013 and 2016. The six editions of Lafayette Lens covered the following topics:
“The Value of Pii,” An Exploration of Cybersecurity
“If I Leave,” An In-depth Examination of Latin American Immigration
“First Globals: What’s Different about the Millennial Generation”
“Additive Manufacturing: The Third Industrial Revolution”
“The Cyber Craze”
“The Shale Age”