Black Horizons from the Archives
WQED Pittsburgh’s Black Horizons went on the air in the tumultuous year of 1968 shortly after the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and after the civil unrest at the Chicago Democratic Convention and in cities across the country.
It became the nation’s longest running television series designed to address the concerns of African American audiences. By the time it went off the air in 2010, Black Horizons had produced more than 700 episodes over its 42-year run. More than just a forum for the community, the series served as a training ground for Black talent in front of and behind the camera. Through the decades, the program featured various hosts and producers until Emmy winning journalist Chris Moore took over the program in the 1980s. He was later joined by Emmy winning producer Minette Seate before the program evolved into WQED’s Horizons in the 2000s.
WQED has reached into its archives to digitally re-master segments from select episodes of this groundbreaking program, showcasing interviews with memorable, and in some cases, iconic guests.