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Haiti Baptist Ministries

Contributor Harold Hayes looks at a local connection to the concern about Haiti not only since the earthquake, but long before then. He shows us some home movies taken by his father, a Baptist minister in McKeesport, as Baptist churches rallied to support Haiti when Harold was just a toddler.

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Memories of the March: Pittsburgh Stories

Fifty years ago, a quarter of a million people gathered in our nation's capital for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Pittsburgh area men and women...

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Media Men

This episode continues a series that reports on African American men and boys in positive and mentoring roles. “Media Men” focuses on communications careers.

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National Negro Opera Company

Preservationists are working to save the grand old Victorian home on Apple Street in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood - and for good reason...

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Gwen Elliott Remembered

Gwen Elliott, the first black woman to become a commander in the Pittsburgh Police department, has died after her battle with brain cancer...

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Portrayal & Perception: African American Men and Boys

Young African American men score below their counterparts in other racial and ethnic groups when it comes to graduation rates, literacy rates...

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Wes Lyons & Shaun Robinson

Michael Bartley is joined by Shawn Robinson and Wes Lyons to talk about what they are doing to try and make a difference in the lives of at risk youth.

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Thelma Lovette's YMCA

Thelma Lovett has been a tireless advocate for her community. WQED’s Minette Seate visits the Hill District's Thelma Lovett YMCA, named in her honor...

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Roger Humphries

Roger Humphries is a legendary jazz drummer who learned to play from people like Art Blakey. Blakey urged Humphries to pass on his jazz knowledge to the younger set...

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Black History Programming on WQED-TV

Finding Your Roots: Family Reunions Tuesday, 2/16 at 8pm
The family histories of Sean Combs and LL Cool J are explored.

The Black Panthers: Vangard of the Revolution Tuesday, 2/16 at 9pm
The history of the Black Panther Party, a black nationalist organization founded in 1966 Oakland by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton in response to the era's social conditions and turmoil. Included: archival footage; and remarks from Black Panthers, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors.

WQED Mini Docs: Musical Mentors - Madame Dawson's Opera Co./Prattis and the Piano Thursday, 2/18 at 9pm
The story of Mary Cardwell Dawson who formed the National Negro Opera Company in 1941; the career of Pittsburgh Symphony principal keyboardist Patricia Prattis Jennings.

Everyone Has a Place Thursday, 2/18 at 9pm

Finding Your Roots: Family Reunions Sunday, 2/21 at 4pm
The family histories of Sean Combs and LL Cool J are explored.

In Their Own Words - Muhammad Ali Sunday, 2/21 at 5pm
A profile of Muhammad Ali. Included: his conversion to Islam; opposition to the draft; exile from the ring; comeback fights; battle with Parkinson's disease; and inspirational lighting of the Olympic cauldron at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

WQED Mini Docs: Musical Mentors - Madame Dawson's Opera Co./Prattis and the Piano Monday, 2/22 at 7:30pm
The story of Mary Cardwell Dawson who formed the National Negro Opera Company in 1941; the career of Pittsburgh Symphony principal keyboardist Patricia Prattis Jennings.

Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles: In Performance at the White House Friday, 2/26 at 10pm
The music of Ray Charles is celebrated.

Fats Domino: American Masters Friday, 2/26 at 9pm
A profile of Fats Domino, a pivotal player in the birth of rock 'n' roll. During the 1950s and early '60s, he scored 63 pop hits and 59 R&B hits, including such classics as "Ain't That a Shame," "Blueberry Hill" and "I'm Walkin'."

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WQED-FM will be celebrating Black History Month throughout the month of February.
All February long, WQED-FM will honor Black History Month by featuring the works of black composers and performers…The artists’ pieces will air throughout the month during all dayparts, accompanied by our on-air talents’ incisive and informative commentary that will lend to our listeners a great historical perspective. Works by Duke Ellington, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Andre Watts, the Imani Winds, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, William Grant Still and many more will be featured.

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  • WQED first told her story in "Portraits for the Home Front." Now the legacy of Elizabeth Black continues in a new documentary.