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Black Horizons is the nation's longest running series for the African-American audience. Each week, Black Horizons takes a look at the issues that face Pittsburgh, the nation and the world.

Host Chris Moore and producer Minette Seate give you the best of our African-American culture, featuring news makers from the arts, politics, literature, and history. Whether a public affairs program that examines modern social problems or a cultural affairs program that illustrates the African-American experience, Black Horizons has been the show that Pittsburghers have been turning to since 1968.


Chris has been both a producer and host at WQED Multimedia since 1980. During his tenure he has been responsible for the production of shows dealing with topics of public importance ranging from mentoring African-American youth to improving American Literacy.

Moore is probably best known for his work on Black Horizons. The Emmy-winning series, which he co-produces and hosts, is the longest running minority affairs show on public television. In 1991, he produced and narrated "Wylie Avenue Days," an Emmy Award-winning documentary on Pittsburgh's Hill District. He also serves as co-host of WQED's OnQ magazine.

A Vietnam War veteran, Moore often incorporates his life experiences into his work. Two recent Black Horizons specials, "Me Too Junior" and two "Vietnam Veterans Specials" have examined growing up in a military family and the war, two issues close to Moore's heart.An experienced producer of gospel and jazz programs, Moore has also made an impact in radio. He is the creator and former host of "Black Talk" on WCXJ and can now be heard weekends in 36 states on his own radio talk show broadcast by KDKA-AM. Prior to joining WQED Multimedia, the Grambling State University graduate worked at KETC-TV in St. Louis as a producer/ journalist and at KWMU Radio as a street reporter.

Moore remains committed to the community, serving as a member of the board of Fairview Park and YouthPlace and the co-director of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation's Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop.


Minette Seate is a senior producer at WQED Multimedia. She has worked as a scriptwriter for WQED's production of the FOX Television childrens' series, "The Fox Cubhouse." After the "Cubhouse," Minette served as science producer for public radio's "Every Day Science," which aired on over 200 Public Radio International stations and ran for seven seasons.

At the same time, Seate began producing WQED's award-winning minority affairs program Black Horizons hosted by Chris Moore. Black Horizons celebrated its 40th anniversary year in 2008 receiving proclamations from both Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh. An hour-long 40th Anniversary special was produced to commemorate the event.

Minette is the recipient of several Mid-Atlantic Emmy nominations and has won an Emmy for the Black Horizons special "The County Jail." Seate continues to work with long-time collaborator Chris Moore on a long list of hour-long documentaries highlighting Pittsburgh's African American community including "Torchbearers" recipient of a Bronze Telly Award.

In 2006, Seate and Moore traveled to Vietnam for "In Country: A Vietnam Story." "In Country," shot in high definition, documents Moore's return to Vietnam with his two closest friends, all of whom served together during the Vietnam conflict. The program is being broadcast nationally during the 2007-2008 television season.

In 2008, Minette was on special assignment on behalf of WQED, as Supervising Producer to CITV, Bermuda's national television station. While there, she was responsible for re-aligning CITV's entire production process as well as executive producing five full-length documentaries.


Black Horizons is made possible in part by grants
from NOVA Chemicals and UPMC.