Never A Spectator: The Political Life of Elsie Hillman

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.

Never A Spectator: The Political Life of Elsie Hillman aired on Nov 05, 2012.


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Series: Experience

Original airdate: Apr 25, 2011


Also known as the National Road, Route 40 has fascinating connections to historic figures, where inns once welcomed west-bound settlers passing through Western Pennsylvania. Farmington, one of the towns along the route, still welcomes visitors, with attractions ranging from The Christian Clay Winery, Laurel Caverns, the historic Stone House, to the vistas of the Summit Inn and the legendary white buffalo at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. Reporter Dave Crawley follows 40 to Farmington in this historic travelogue.

Original airdate: Apr 11, 2011


Original airdate: Apr 04, 2011


Almost every day there are news reports of bullying: ranging from nasty text messages to beatings. There are even reports of bullying in the workplace. Often victims suffer emotionally and physically - sometimes becoming so depressed over bullying, they take their own lives. This documentary shares stories of victims while focusing on programs that are helping put Pennsylvania on the forefront of bullying prevention in schools.

Original airdate: Mar 28, 2011


Original airdate: Mar 21, 2011


Original airdate: Mar 14, 2011


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