California Movie on the Mon
That's California - as in PA. WQED's Rick Sebak and crew discovered a 1938 movie featuring the Washington County town along the Monongahela River. Rick produced this story just for OnQ viewers, highlighting the old film and the folks from the California Area Historical Society who hope to preserve the movie for years to come.
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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
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