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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 Olga George 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.


MEET CHRIS MOORE
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.


MEET OLGA GEORGE
Olga George is a native of the island of St. Croix, part of the United States Virgin Islands. Olga came to the mainland to continue her education and decided to stay, although the cold winter weather made her think about her decision. In addition to being the producer of Black Horizons, she is also the overnight assignment desk manager at KDKA-TV 2 responsible for directing reporters and photographers on coverage and locations. She is a graduate of Point Park University with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Communication. Her broadcast experience also includes a stint as a radio news reporter for WAMO. She has also taught a journalism course at her Alma Mater. Olga brings a wealth of news experience to Black Horizons and it already shows having produced segments on new health centers in the black community, new positions for blacks in Allegheny County government and economic revival in Pittsburgh's Hill District. She is the co-director of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation's Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop that teaches young blacks on how to become professionals in the broadcast and print field. She's also Pittsburgh Black Media Federation's treasurer, a member of the National Association of Black Journalist and a member of the Press Club. Olga first worked at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers public affairs office while attending Point Park University and upon graduation went to work at WPXI-Channel 11 as an assignment desk editor/writer. After working there for two and a half years she went to the competition, KDKA-TV2, where she has worked for more than 10 years. She considers it an honor to be allowed the opportunity to add to the rich legacy and history of Black Horizons and continue telling stories that impact on African-Americans in the community.


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

 

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