OffQ: Jan. 8, 2010
This week the gang discusses the attempted airline attack and the subsequent airport security measures, Mayor Ravenstahl's new plan for Pittsburgh, the new City Council President and members, and the Rendell's approval of table games.
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OnQ's Michael Bartley takes viewers to the festive dedication of the Fred Rogers Statue on Pittsburgh's North Shore. Dignitaries, including Fred's widow Joanne Rogers, celebrated his life and service to children. The statue is part of a historic bridge pier.
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