Former Governor of Vermont and DNC Chairman, Dean ran for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination. At Heinz Hall on April 27th, he'll face off against Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush. Rove and Dean will respond to each other's commentaries and engage in Q & A with the audience.
Texas composer Pierre LaPlante talks about his "Pittsburgh Suite," commissioned for the 2011 Three Rivers Community Band Festival on April 9.
Dr. Connie Ruzich recaps the remarks of Syndicated Columnist and PBS NewsHour Political Commentator Mark Shields at the Pittsburgh Speakers Series, presented by Robert Morris University, and reveals the speakers for next season.
Syndicated Columnist and Political Commentator on the PBS NewsHour, Mark Shields has worked in Washington through nine administrations. He's been described by the Washington Post as "a walking almanac of American politics" and by the Wall Street Journal as "the wittiest political journalist around." He'll speak at Heinz Hall on March 16th.
Filling in for the traveling Dr. Connie Ruzich, Assistant History Professor John McCarthy from Robert Morris University recaps the remarks of Nobel Peace Prize winner F. W. de Klerk, the last apartheid-era President of South Africa, at the Pittsburgh Speakers Series.
As South Africa's last apartheid-era president, F. W. de Klerk led his country's peaceful transition to black majority rule. In 1993, he and Nelson Mandela received the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in the democratization of South Africa. In 1999, he established the F.W. de Klerk Foundation, which promotes peace in multi-communal societies. de Klerk speaks at Heinz Hall on Feb. 23, 2011.
Pianist George Vatchnadze warms up before recording Tchaikovsky's The Seasons at WQED's Fred Rogers Studio. He and two Georgian colleagues are performing throughout the city during the Pittsburgh Symphony's two-week Tchaikovsky Festival, Feb. 2-12, 2011
QED Multimedia President & CEO talks about 170 Million Americans, a campaign that highlights how public broadcasting touches millions of Americans every month and is among the most worthwhile investments of tax dollars.
Dr. Connie Ruzich from Robert Morris University recaps the remarks of Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post political columnist Charles Krauthammer at the Pittsburgh Speakers Series.
Charles Krauthammer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and political commentator whose weekly column appears in The Washington Post and more than 200 newspapers and media outlets. He's a contributing editor to the Weekly Standard and The New Republic, and a panelist on Inside Washington and Fox News’s Special Report with Bret Baier.