Scheduled Local Programming
is the nation's longest-running series aimed at the African-American
audience. Alex Haley appeared on "Black Horizons" before
the "Roots" mini-series made him a big star.
variety of performers have appeared including: opera star, Demarius
Cooper; Rapper Tuffy Tuff; Kuntu Theatre performers; gospel singer,
Jackie Pullen; the Dana Movement Ensemble; and the African drum
ensemble called Umoja.
a public affairs program examining some modern social ill or a cultural
affairs program looking at the ties to the mother land, "Black
Horizons" has been the television show that Pittsburghers have
been tuning in to since 1968 for information about the black community.
now in its fourth season, is live every weeknight, with reporting
that reflects these challenging times, in-depth coverage of pressing
issues that impact our region and stories about people and places
Cooks with host Chris Fennimore is a weekly half-hour
programming that features the best of WQED's popular cooking marathons.
is a half-hour show hosted by veteran broadcaster Eleanor Schano.
Every week the discussion topics are of particular interest to people
over the age of 50. These topics range from growing old gracefully,
financial and health advice, leisure, to housing options for older
the design competition for Pittsburgh's new convention center. Cameras
followed the committee that evaluated the international competition
for this downtown signature building that will be one of the cornerstones
to Pittsburgh's new economy in the twenty-first century.
Pittsburgh Mayoral Debate: This special was produced
in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP)
and was geared to people in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Candidates for
the Pittsburgh Democratic Primary answered questions from young
people who will determine the future of the city and the region
as it enters a new century.