Journey To Pakistan

Foreign correspondent Betsy Hiel and photographer Justin Merriman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review recently spent several weeks in Pakistan. They talk with OnQ's Tonia Caruso about the region, their experiences and the latest developments in the war on terror.

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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


In 2006, OnQ profiled Pittsburgh's Ben Sota, founder of Zany Umbrella Circus, prior to his trip to teach at a circus school for children in Afghanistan. Sota is now back in the U.S., along with freelance photographer Renee Rosensteel, who documented the trip to a country devastated by war. OnQ has a follow-up report.


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