Voting for August 2014: Rick Sebak
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 August airs ends July 21.
Squirrel Hill Tunnels
We celebrate the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Squirrel Hill Tunnels! Looking at history, the ongoing renovation project, and some surprises, including help from Sam Hall, WTAE's traffic reporter.
This program is a sampler of "Extras" from 3 of our Pittsburgh History Series specials. From RIGHT BESIDE THE RIVER, Nic DiSio from Reyna Foods shows us how he makes tortilla chips in Cadogan, PA, and we talk to folks in California, PA, about an old movie of their town in 1938. Then we share some extra bits from UNDERGROUND PITTSBURGH and WHAT MAKES PITTSBURGH PITTSBURGH? Good fun stuff!
Why Do You Live In Pittsburgh?
As Rick has gathered interviews for IT'S PITTSBURGH episodes over the last 2 seasons, he has often ended the conversation by asking, "Why do you live in Pittsburgh?" In this program, we edit together many of the responses, and we look at the Experienced Dreamers Contest that challenged entrepreneurs over 45 years of age to write about why they could bring their dream to Pittsburgh. It's an entertaining consideration of one of life's great questions.
WQED-TV is 57 years old this year, and we celebrate this "Heinz Year" by looking at the Heinz legacy in Pittsburgh: Heinz factories, Heinz History Center, Heinz Hall and Heinz Field. It's ketchup!
Our Buddy Brian Butko
t's a thank-you note to historian and author Brian Butko, a look back at many of his appearances in our WQED programs over the years!