MANAGING MARCELLUS FORUM TO ADDRESS ENERGY & ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MARCELLUS SHALE DEVELOPMENT IN PENNSYLVANIA
Managing Marcellus: Energy & The Economy Thursday, January 26 at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV viewer questions and comments to be taken LIVE via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 19, 2012
FORUM TO ADDRESS ENERGY & ECONOMIC IMPACT
OF MARCELLUS SHALE DEVELOPMENT IN PENNSYLVANIA
Managing Marcellus: Energy & The Economy
Thursday, January 26 at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV
PITTSBURGH—WQED Multimedia continues a year-long initiative called Managing Marcellus (that focuses on Marcellus Shale and its impact on the community) with Managing Marcellus: Energy & The Economy LIVE on Thursday, January 26 at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV.
Hosted by WQED’s Michael Bartley and Tonia Caruso, the forum will utilize a diverse panel to discuss Marcellus Shale development in Pennsylvania.
Confirmed panelists include:
• Dennis Yablonsky, Allegheny Conference CEO
• Michael Krancer, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary
• Tom Murphy, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research Co-Director
• Matt Pitzarella, Range Resources Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
• Jan Jarett, President & CEO of PennFuture
The public and viewers are invited to join the conversation via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook® and Twitter® @MarcellusWQED.
For more information on how to participate or the Managing Marcellus initiative go to www.wqed.org/managingmarcellus
As part of Managing Marcellus a deliberative theater program was held in July 2011 that dramatized issues rose by Marcellus Shale drilling and recorded them to be used as part of the Experience: Managing Marcellus program which aired in October 2011. Surveys taken by the theater program audience were developed into a report that WQED used to determine what content areas the community wanted to focus on as part of Marcellus Shale conversation. In addition to Energy & The Economy WQED will also dedicate an entire episode of Pittsburgh 360° to Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania (March) and present a LIVE town hall meeting on Marcellus Shale and community concerns (May.)
WQED has also produced additional content on Marcellus Shale that is not part of the Managing Marcellus initiative. WQED addressed Marcellus Shale concerns in a series called What's In The Water in June 2010. In November 2010, Marcellus Shale: The Price of Progress aired as part of WQED’s Experience documentary series and broadcast a town hall meeting on the subject. In March 2011 WQED produced Drilling for Answers: The Marcellus Shale Debate, underwritten by PNC. Host Chris Moore moderated a discussion with a panel of experts representing the gas drilling industry and environmental groups.
To view these and other related programs viewers should go to http://www.wqed.org/tv/watch/ and search “Marcellus Shale.”
Funding for this year-long initiative was made possible by a grant from the Colcom Foundation.
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