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WQED plans major presence at Three Rivers Arts Festival
WQED Pittsburgh will have a major presence at this year's Three Rivers Arts Festival - as sponsor of the WQED Family Entertainment Tent and with Classical WQED-FM 89.3 broadcasting live with highlights from the Festival during its ten-day run.

WQED PLANS MAJOR PRESENCE AT THREE RIVERS ARTS FESTIVAL

WQED FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT TENT WILL BE FILLED WITH ACTIVITIES AND CLASSICAL WQED-FM 89.3 WILL PROVIDE DAILY COVERAGE

PITTSBURGH – WQED Pittsburgh will have a major presence at this year’s Three Rivers Arts Festival – as sponsor of the WQED Family Entertainment Tent and with Classical WQED-FM 89.3 broadcasting live with highlights from the Festival during its ten-day run.

The WQED Family Entertainment Tent will be the focal point for a wide variety of entertainment with WQED’s Queen of Hearts’ Story-time; a personal appearance and autographs with Mr. McFeeley from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; Clifford the Big Red Dog and other favorite PBS characters. The WQED Family Entertainment Tent is located in the Children’s Area in Point State Park, just under the Portal Bridge. Children’s Area hours are 12 – 5pm, Saturdays and Sundays (June 6, 7, 13 and 14), rain or shine. All activities are free.

WQED-FM 89.3 will cover Festival events with weekday broadcasts from the Carolyn M. Byham Studio in the Cultural District from 11am to 2pm with Anna Singer and from 4pm to 6pm with Ted Sohier, and on June 6 from 11am to 1pm with Jim Sweenie. The QED Morning Show with Jim Cunningham will air Arts Festival Updates - minute-long segments that feature highlights from the Festival. WQED-FM Host Stephen Baum will host a special edition of Performance in Pittsburgh on June 5 and June 12 from 7 to 10pm with interview segments with artists and participants from the Festival.

Arts Festival updates will be listed on WQED-FM’s website at www.wqed.org/fm and on website podcasts.

WQED-TV Family Entertainment Tent Performance Highlights

Saturday, June 6

1:15-3 p.m. Have fun while learning important lessons with WQED’s storyteller “The Queen of Hearts” and Clifford the Big Red Dog®. A “meet and greet,” picture opportunity and Clifford puppet-making activity will follow the story-time at the WQED Activities Tent.

4:15-5 p.m. Did you know “Martha Speaks™”? Join a special WQED guest for story-time with Martha, the dog who ate alphabet soup and talks! Stay afterwards to meet Martha, have your picture taken and find out what Martha says when she eats something good.

Sunday, June 7

1:15-2 p.m. - Culture and language can be fun! Hear bi-lingual stories, meet Maya and Miguel and create a book, mask, and crown at the activity table afterwards.

2:15-3 p.m. - Join a special WQED guest for story-time with Martha, the dog who ate alphabet soup and talks! Stay afterwards to meet Martha, have your picture taken and find out what Martha says when she eats something good.

4:15-5 p.m. - Clifford the Big Red Dog® will be on hand for stories and fun! Come get your picture taken and make your very own Clifford puppet.

Saturday, June 13

1:15-3 p.m. Speedy Delivery! Mr. McFeeley of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood will bring stories to life with his puppet show. Come meet everyone’s favorite neighbor, get your picture taken and make a puppet.

4:15-5 p.m. - Culture and language can be fun! Hear stories, meet Maya and Miguel and create a book, mask, and crown at the activity table afterwards.

Sunday, June 14

1:15-3 p.m. - Speedy Delivery! Mr. McFeeley of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood will bring stories to life with his puppet show. Come meet everyone’s favorite neighbor, get your picture taken and make a puppet.

4:15-5 p.m. - Culture and language can be fun! Hear stories, meet Maya and Miguel and create a book, mask, and crown at the activity table afterwards.

WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. WQED creates, produces and distributes quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within its community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQEX-TV (A ShopNBC affiliate); Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; a publishing division that includes PITTSBURGH MAGAZINE; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.

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