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

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Useful in Brazil? “Legal!”

October 6th, 2010 · 6 Comments

You produce a documentary.   You put it out on DVD.   You post promo clips on YouTube.  There’s no telling where it will go.  A while ago, we had a request from a teacher in Sao Paulo, Brazil, who was using A HOT DOG PROGRAM in his classes.  He wondered if he could get […]

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Not necessary. But much appreciated.

October 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Three things recently have been unexpected honors.  I’m not sure if that’s the right word — “honors” — but  ”acknowledgements” seems too cold, “tributes” seems like I’m dead, and “gifts” isn’t exactly right either.  These are three nice things that people have done out of a sense of fun and the goodness of their hearts, […]

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Spicy Rice Krispies & other tasty surprises

September 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Last night I ate too much.  I was one of the lucky judges at the 4th Annual Savor Pittsburgh evening on the South Side.   Big white tents in the parking lot next to McCormick & Schmick’s on Sidney Street.  They call it “A Celebration of Cuisine” and it was a pretty sublime evening of […]

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A negligent blogger

September 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Wow.  It’s nearly a month since I wrote anything on this blog.  August has been a mighty, busy, tense and terrifying, occasionally satisfying and rewarding month.  31 days can be all of that I think.  There was no vacation or summer fun, but I finished the new show, RIGHT BESIDE THE RIVER, and the weather […]

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Eating the Evening

June 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Yes, the annual food festival that we call “WQED presents PITTSBURGH Magazine’s BEST RESTAURANTS PARTY” was held at the Convention Center this past Monday night, and for anyone who enjoys eating, it’s always an adventure, an experiment and a chance to taste things you might not otherwise order off a menu.   I see from the […]

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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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Getting HOUSES ready

April 30th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Finally, our old program titled HOUSES AROUND HERE is coming out on DVD. Today I make some final corrections and tweak the copy on the “box” (really just a printed cover sheet) for the DVD case, and then it’s off to the printer.  Paula Zetter, video and graphic designer for WQED (and my foodie-friend), has updated the show’s old […]

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