Living With Autism
One in 150 children is diagnosed with autism in the United States today. Who is working to address this epidemic which has grown at alarming rates since the 1990s? What does this mean for families living with autism as their children grow into adolescence and adulthood? Interviews include conversations with parents, siblings and young people with an Autism spectrum diagnosis. We'll also hear from researchers at the Center for Excellence in Autism Research at the University of Pittsburgh, The Watson Institute and members of the Advisory Board on Autism and Related Disorders (ABOARD). Together, researchers and families explore what new research tells us about these disorders and what the future looks like for people living with autism.
Living With Autism aired on Jan 17, 2011.
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"Tony's Story" focuses on Iraq-era war veterans coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after deployment. Tony Canzonieri of Charleroi, Pennsylvania talks openly about his struggle with prescription drugs, alcohol and infidelity, and his current efforts to help other veterans now returning to the U.S. This 30-minute documentary was condensed from the 60-minute documentary, "Long Road Home," which includes the struggles of veterans from World War II, the Vietnam War and Korean War.
Original airdate: Mar 26, 2012
When PBS's Antiques Roadshow shot new episodes in Pittsburgh in the summer of 2011, producers received thousands of requests from Western Pennsylvanians interested in showing their antiques. In this documentary, you'll go behind the scenes of the production and meet local people who learned more about their treasures.
Original airdate: Feb 22, 2012
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.
Original airdate: Jan 02, 2012
On December 19, 1907, a tremendous explosion shook the Youghiogheny River Valley at the Darr Mine in Van Meter, Westmoreland County, killing 239 men and boys. It remains the worst mining disaster in Pennsylvania history and led to important changes in the mining industry. Yet very few people know the story. With compelling interviews and rich archival images, the story focuses on a small, dedicated group of people - led by elderly Ann Toth of Bobtown, Pennsylvania - all determined to preserve the Darr's place in history.
Original airdate: Dec 19, 2011
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.
Original airdate: Dec 05, 2011