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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