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Wed., Sept 29, 10 p.m.

“Crashing the Parties 2004”

Thurs., Sept 30, 9 p.m.
Debates 2004: A Newshour Special Report “Presidential Debate”

Sun., Oct. 3, 6 p.m.

“Senatorial Debate #1”

Mon., Oct. 4, 9 p.m.
American Experience “RFK”

Tues., Oct. 5, 9 p.m.
Debates 2004: A Newshour Special Report “Vice Presidential Debate”

Thurs., Oct. 7, 8 p.m.
Talk to the Governor - Live

Thurs., Oct. 7, 9 p.m.
Wide Angle “The Saudi Question”

Fri., Oct. 8, 9 p.m.
Debates 2004: A Newshour Special Report “Presidential Debate”

Sundays at 3 p.m., Oct. 10 - 24
Presidential Conversations on the Constitution

Sun., Oct. 10, 6 p.m.
“Senatorial Debate #2”

Tues., Oct. 12, repeats Oct. 14 and Nov. 1, 9 p.m.
Frontline “The Choice 2004”

As Americans prepare to choose their next president, Frontline offers a two-hour dual biography of the two candidates who hope to lead the nation for the next four years. The fifth documentary in Frontline’s continuing election series, “The Choice 2004,” goes beyond sound bites and political rhetoric to explore how the candidates and their values have been shaped by family background, history, victory and defeat. By eschewing political pundits in favor of insightful comments from friends, mentors, historians and spiritual advisors, “The Choice 2004” offers viewers—and voters—a chance to see the candidates in a fresh light before the campaign reaches its climax on Election Day.

Wed., Oct. 13, 9 p.m.
Debates 2004: A Newshour Special Report “Presidential Debate”

Thurs., Oct. 14, 8 p.m.
“Heinz: The Story of an American Family”

Thurs., Oct. 21, 8 p.m.
“Time to Choose: A By the People Election Special”

WQED Multimedia and OnQ partner with PBS in a MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour initiative called “By the People: America in the World.” On Oct. 16, up to 3,000 Americans will have the opportunity to meet in communities around the country, including right here in Pittsburgh. During simultaneous citizen deliberations, participants will reflect, discuss and deliberate on key issues facing the nation. This democratic dialogue will focus on what, not who, is at stake. This will be a local/national event in the fullest sense, with a national scope and reach grounded and shaped by local concerns about jobs and economic growth. Locally, WQED Multimedia partners with Carnegie Mellon University and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to offer 150 Pittsburgh-area citizens the chance to deliberate on important issues in Election 2004. The results of the polling will be announced in “Time to Choose: A By the People Election Special.” This national special will contain two eight minute segments, produced by OnQ correspondents Michael Bartley and Tonia Caruso, about the polling that takes place here in Pittsburgh. The show will also contain comments from Pittsburghers. OnQ will feature reports from Bartley and Caruso on Oct. 18, 19 and 21. OnQ airs live weeknights at 7:30 p.m., with repeats at 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. the following weekday on WQED tv13.

Mon., Oct. 25, 10 p.m.
“The First Lady: Public Lives, Private Expectations”

Tues., Oct. 26, 9 p.m.
Frontline “Rumsfeld’s War”

Thurs., Oct. 28, 10:30 p.m.
“God in Government”

Sun., Oct. 31, 3 p.m.
“The Cost of Freedom – Civil Liberties, Security & the USA Patriot Act”

Tues., Nov. 2, beginning at 10 p.m.

“Election Coverage 2004: A Newshour Special Report”

Complete coverage of election results.

Other Local Coverage:
OnQ will present ongoing political coverage. New contributors, Joe Mistick (Democrat) and Jim Roddey (Republican), share their political expertise with OnQ viewers through debate and analysis. OnQ airs live weeknights at 7:30 p.m., with repeats at 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. the following weekday on WQED tv13.

Other PBS continuing political coverage and analysis:
The Newshour with Jim Lehrer
Mon.- Fri., 6 p.m.

Charlie Rose
Mon.- Fri., 1 p.m. and midnight

Tavis Smiley
Mon., Wed. and Thurs. at 11 p.m.

Washington Week
Fridays at 8 p.m.

Wall $treet Week with Fortune
Fridays at 8:30 p.m.

Now With Bill Moyers
Fridays at 9 p.m.

Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered
Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.


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