In their first television interview, Harry and Mary Schaab of Greensburg speak about losing both of their children to gun violence. Their son Michael was killed in the March 2012 Western Psych shooting, 17 months after their daughter Nancy was shot and killed by her boyfriend.
Original airdate: Apr 15, 2013
It's the most viewed non-commercial site with over a million hits a week. Every Sunday, people send in their secrets on a creative postcard and have them posted on the called PostSecret. What has made the website even more popular are the videos that are posted, videos that are created in Pittsburgh. We take you on the road to meet the creator of PostSecret as well as some local people who have made PostSecret so popular.
Original airdate: Jan 28, 2013
Rick Sebak is a Pittsburgh treasure whose award-winning documentaries have entertained and educated local and national viewers for 25 years. As he celebrates this anniversary at WQED, we look back at Rick's memorable programs and hear about the stories behind them. Rick talks about his inspiration as a filmmaker, while colleagues and fans share their thoughts on Rick's appealing and timeless body of work.
Original airdate: Nov 26, 2012
Travel with the world-renowned Duquesne University Tamburitzans - on the road and behind-the-scenes. The "Tammies" have delighted audiences for over 75 years as they perform, preserve and perpetuate the cultural heritages of Eastern Europe and its neighbors. WQED explores the legacy of the country's longest-running live stage show, and one of Pittsburgh's cultural gems.
Original airdate: Nov 19, 2012
Rose Clancy plants gardens in urban areas that could use green space. Her work brings beauty to the neighborhoods, but it also brings healing to Rose. She was raised by a mother who suffered from mental illness, and now Rose's gardens are helping her cope with memories of a troubled childhood, while raising awareness of an issue that impacts millions. This documentary focuses on how mental illness affects not only the person with the illness, but everyone in the family.
Original airdate: Nov 12, 2012
At a time when the electorate is clearly divided, even angry, WQED's Michael Bartley brings you the story of a Pittsburgh political giant who spent 40 years working both sides of the political aisle. Michael brings viewers a candid interview with Elsie Hillman, and takes viewers to an exclusive University of Pittsburgh gala, where political leaders and celebrities lauded her voice of reason, compromise, and friendship.
Original airdate: Nov 05, 2012
The Mommy Blogosphere was abuzz when Time magazine asked "Are you Mom Enough?" That question was accompanied by a provocative cover photo of a mother breast feeding her three year old toddler.
Original airdate: Oct 29, 2012
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.
Original airdate: Oct 22, 2012
They design furniture, craft sculpture and create fine collectibles. We’ll take you inside the studios and showrooms of Ron Layport, Tadao Arimoto and Thad Mosley to see how their special talent of bending art and nature results in some of the most fascination woodwork around the region and the world.
Original airdate: Oct 15, 2012
Pittsburgh has often been named the nation's most livable city, but how many people actually consider living downtown? Downtown Pittsburgh is in the midst of another major transformation and for the first time ever housing is a key part of the plans. WQED's Tonia Caruso explores this growing real estate trend, introduces people who live Downtown and shows the places they call home. From the practical to the posh, you might be surprised at what's available and what it means to the future of Pittsburgh.
Original airdate: Oct 08, 2012