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December 5, 2021
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WVIA Presents World Premiere of Original Documentary Film The Irish: Two Nations-One Heart'
(wvia) - The world premiere of the 3-part WVIA Original Documentary Film, "The Irish: Two Nations-One Heart" begins Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m., followed by part 2 on Wednesday, Dec. 2 and part 3 on Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. on WVIA-TV.

WVIA is proud to present a unique documentary that, for the first time, comprehensively chronicles this remarkable regional story. It is our history, and it serves as an indispensable tool to understand the dramatic past of northeastern Pennsylvania's vibrant Irish culture.

This mini-series includes interviews and cinematography shot on-location in the Donegal and Mayo counties of Ireland, as well as several counties in northeastern Pennsylvania that present the full story of Pennsylvania's Irish to provide emotionally compelling testimony of an extraordinary journey that continues to this day. It explores this region's rich Irish heritage and the obstacles it had to overcome to help build this state and nation.

The three-part mini-series is the second presentation in WVIA's original documentary series "The Extraordinary Journey," which celebrates and preserves northeastern Pennsylvania's diverse ethnic and cultural heritage.

Encore presentations of the documentary will broadcast in its entirety on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 2:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6 at 12 p.m. on WVIA-TV. To learn more about "The Irish: Two Nations-One Heart," visit

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