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WQED TV producer and PITTSBURGH Magazine back-page writer writes about his current work and assorted other things.

Entries from May 2009

Is this really Pittsburgh?

May 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I know there are annual descriptions and lists of how terrible the weather is in Pittsburgh.  These lists or ratings usually give us around 22 clear days (or some other ridiculously low number) per year and the gray haze can seem eternal,  but for several days now, we’ve had some amazingly nice weather (warm days, […]

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Small bite of E.B. White

May 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

So, I’m waiting for a sandwich, and I have my always-handy copy of Essays Of E.B. White from the passenger door in my Element, and I’m perusing it a bit while the cheese is melting, and I happen upon a nice passage.  Since I’m working on a show titled “Right Beside The River,” I am […]

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Harmonizing on the Ohio

May 15th, 2009 · 13 Comments

It’s Wednesday morning.  I call Old Economy Village in Ambridge to see if they have any tours lined up for today.  Roberta Sunstein says “Yes, we have school tours today.  It would be a good day to shoot.” We’re gathering material for my new Pittsburgh History special that I’m calling RIGHT BESIDE THE RIVER.  It […]

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Who goes to a poetry reading?

May 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Monday, May 4, 2009.  At 5 PM, I go to a poetry reading.  Ann Burnham, a high spirited Irish woman whom I’ve known for many years, maybe 15 or more, called about a month ago and asked me if I’d participate in a poetry reading as a fund-raising event for Autumn House Press, a small […]

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