Cresson: Remembering Life at "The San"
November 21, 2011
The tuberculosis sanatorium in Cresson, PA closed in 1964 but former patients are still haunted by their experiences. Many Western Pennsylvanians with family members who were sent away to Cresson remember the dangerous illness as well as the stigma of a TB diagnosis. WQED chronicles the fascinating history of the Cresson "San" through rare archival images, local interviews, and the memories of a Texas man who launched a fascinating website about life at Cresson as a teenage patient in the 1950s.
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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Tonia Caruso examines the complexities of the gun control debate. Gun experts, community groups, representatives from the mental health community and more weigh in on the issues and obstacles in the search for common ground. And as the arguing continues in Washington, Debra Germany of Pittsburgh isn't waiting for politicians. After her son was shot and killed, she's determined to make a difference by stopping gun violence in her community.