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#BUCN NOTHING NEW FOR PNC PARK FIVE
Stories From the Stands Premieres Thursday, October 17 at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 7, 2013

CONTACT:
George Hazimanolis
412-622-1366
ghazimanolis@wqed.org

#BUCN NOTHING NEW FOR PNC PARK FIVE
Stories From the Stands Premieres Thursday, October 17 at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV

PITTSBURGH—As the Pittsburgh Pirates move into their first playoff berth in 20 years and fans say, “Raise the Jolly Roger” (#RTJR if you’re on Twitter®) five men at PNC Park have collectively witnessed more Buccos games than most in western Pennsylvania.

On Thursday, October 17 at 8 p.m., WQED’s Emmy® award-winning reporter Tonia Caruso brings a different view of Pirates history as five local ushers share their memories in Stories from the Stands. By day, they worked in a number of different fields. On nights and weekends, it was and still is all about the baseball field. Phil Coyne started ushering at in 1936. At 95 years old, he's still ushering today! Phil and fellow ushers, Tony Grieco, Guy "Buddy" Diulus, Joe O'Toole and Robert Taylor, Sr. have quite a few tales to tell. One found love at the ballpark. One almost found fame. And why one was so surprised by his very first trip to Forbes Field. From their favorite players, to marquee games, three different ballparks and more, it's Pirates baseball from a different perspective in Stories from the Stands.

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