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 on 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.

Previous Broadcasts – Lafayette Lens

The Lafayette Lens public affairs series was produced between 2013 and 2016. The six editions of Lafayette Lens covered the following topics:

Spring 2016
“Understanding Autism”

Spring 2015
“The Value of Pii,” An Exploration of Cybersecurity
“If I Leave,” An In-depth Examination of Latin American Immigration

Spring 2014
“New Technology”

Fall 2013
“First Globals: What’s Different about the Millennial Generation”
“Additive Manufacturing: The Third Industrial Revolution”

Spring 2013
“The Cyber Craze”
“The Shale Age”