WQED is proud of its award-winning collection of locally-produced programs.
Now, we want you to choose the shows you think are Worth Watching Again.
Vote for your favorite episodes of locally-produced programs here, and watch the top vote getters Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. Be sure to visit this site once a month to choose the programs you think are Worth Watching Again.
Voting for the April airings ends Friday, March 14.
Voting for April 2014: Fascinating Places
Nestled in the rolling hills of northwestern Pennsylvania is a "Mayberry" kind of town. It's got everything...fly fishing, Amish, a covered bridge, old grist mill, specialty shops and that warm small town feel. People come from all over the world to visit Volant, but if the residents there hadn't been creative, the town might have closed-up when hard economic times ensued.
The Allegheny River Islands: Urban Oases
From the shore you can see them, but very few people have actually been on the islands that dot the Allegheny River within a few miles of downtown Pittsburgh. WQED explores the history of the islands, and goes ashore to show viewers not only the conservation efforts, but what's actually there: from wildlife to native plants, from human inhabitants to artifacts left behind.
Growing Up Greenfield
Many call Greenfield the most loyal neighborhood in Pittsburgh. Through rare archival footage and photos, WQED's Michael Bartley shares his personal memories of growing up in this close-knit community. Michael takes viewers on a neighborhood tour, interviews small town characters and talks with famous Greenfield alumnae who still call this place "home."
Squirrel Hill In A Nutshell
Squirrel Hill is not only Pittsburgh's largest city neighborhood but also one of the most complex. In a time of declining city population, Squirrel Hill has grown. It has become the Pittsburgh's own Ellis Island, a mecca for varied ethnic groups moving to Pittsburgh, and home to the most unusual restaurants and stores in town. It's also becoming a model for city living. There's so much to see - in only 30 minutes, but you'll enjoy Squirrel Hill in a nutshell.
Stone Soldiers: Saving the Gettysburg Monuments
Time, nature and vandals are taking a toll on the Gettysburg battlefield monuments. This Emmy-winning OnQ documentary profiles the people working to protect, repair and raise funds for these "stone soldiers."
Have You Ever Been To Brooklline?
It's the second-largest city neighborhood in Pittsburgh, but many people would be hard-pressed to find it on a map. However, those who live in Brookline call it the city's best-kept secret. WQED's Tonia Caruso documents the fascinating history of Brookline, and showcases the unique people, places and traditions.
40 To Farmington
Also known as the National Road, Route 40 has fascinating connections to historic figures, where inns once welcomed west-bound settlers passing through Western Pennsylvania. Today, Farmington still welcomes visitors, with attractions ranging from a hilltop vineyard to Pennsylvania's biggest cave; the ghosts of the Stone House, to the vistas of Summit Inn, and the legendary white buffalo of Nemacolin. Dave Crawley follows "40 to Farmington."
It's Pittsburgh and A Lot of Other Stuff: "I'm just bringing it out."
Rick Sebak suggests making a trip to Lawrenceville to see the cemetery and to visit a cocktail lounge, then takes you to West Mifflin for breakfast! Be a hometown tourist!
Airing in March:
General Stores of Greene County
Take a drive through Greene County, PA and you'll see lots of countryside, coal mines and something else: general stores. No, they're not a thing of the past. In fact, Greene County has so many general stores -- more than a dozen of them -- that it offers a self-guided driving tour. WQED's Tonia Caruso visits just a few, showing how the stores blend a unique mix of history and modern day amenities.
Stories of the Holocaust
Every year, there are fewer people alive to tell their stories. This episode records the heartbreaking and sometimes heroic memories of Pittsburgh-area people who experienced the Holocaust. Among those who share their memories: Fritz Ottenheimer, who escaped Nazi Germany in 1939 and returned as an American soldier; Moshe Baran, a Jewish man who fought with the partisans against the Nazis; Sam Gottesman, who survived Auschwitz and other labor camps with his father, Isaak.
America's Arsenal: How Pittsburgh Powered WWII
WQED contributing reporter Dave Crawley documents Western Pennsylvania's contributions to World War II, including the Bantam Jeep designed in Butler, LST production on Neville Island, steel production in Homestead and the Westinghouse artist who created the Rosie The Riveter image.
Civic Arena: 50 Years Under the Dome
For five decades, people in the Pittsburgh area have enjoyed concerts, sporting events and other activities at the Civic Arena. Now, as the city considers demolition and preservationists fight to save the recognizable domed landmark, this program looks back not only at the arena's history of entertainment, but also at how its construction changed the neighborhood where it now stands. WQED contributing producer Harold Hayes reports.
Darr Mine Disaster
On December 19, 1907, a tremendous explosion shook the Youghiogheny River Valley, killing 239 men and boys at the Darr Mine in Van Meter, Westmoreland County. The tragedy remains the worst mining accident in Pennsylvania history. But as time passes, there are fewer people with direct connections to the tragedy, and some of the Darr history is in danger of being lost forever. This episode reports on a small, but passionate coalition of people dedicated to preserving Darr artifacts, and the legacy of the miners who died there.