Calendar Girls

The "Vixens of the Valley" are 12 senior citizens from Monongahela, PA who made news all over the world after posing for a racy calendar to raise money for their hometown's historical society. This report won an Emmy for Outstanding Entertainment Feature for writer/producer David Solomon, videographer/editor Frank Caloiero and videographer Paul Ruggieri.

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Series: OnQ


Despite much wealth and success in our Appalachian northern region, widespread poverty still exists in rural Fayette and Greene counties. However, Michael Bartley shows how and why so many people are delivering life-saving services to our rural neighbors.

Original airdate: Apr 15, 2009


Mr. Abraham is a World War II Veteran and a survivor of the Bataan Death March and was a Japanese POW in the Philippines.


Alicia Kozakiewicz of Pittsburgh was only 13 when she was kidnapped and assaulted by a man she met on the internet. Now a young adult, Alicia educates young people and parents on the importance of internet safety. This is a short feature on her story. See also the 30 minute documentary Alicia's Message: I'm Here To Save Your Life.


Allegheny East Mental Health/Retardation Center has an unique program called "EveryOne An Artist." The gallery/studio in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood offers adults with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness oppportunities to be creative while participating in the local art community.


How many of you know that McDonald's famous 'Big Mac' sandwich was invented in Western Pennsylvania? Well it was, and we're taking you to the Big Mac Museum in North Huntingdon to trace the history of a truly historic burger!


Dr. Marcela Bohm-Velez is a local radiologist who not only helps patients in Pittsburgh, but educates doctors and patients throughout South America. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports on the doctor's life-saving work in countries where cancer detection and survival rates are low.

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