Pennsylvania Primary: A WQED Town Hall Meeting with the NewsHour

While Pennsylvania presidential campaigns usually begin in Philadelphia, they don't end there. What do these candidates know about our region? What do we want them to know? What can they do to make it better? The Newshour and WQED will host a town hall meeting along with a guest panel to discuss the Pennsylvania Primary.


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After losing her child to a brutal murder, Debra Germany chose not to drown in personal pain. Instead, she launched a Christian mission to help troubled youth.


This award-winning feature, rich with archival images and compelling interviews, chronicles the rise and fall of the landmark "insane asylum" near Pittsburgh. WQED producer David Solomon and photographer Paul Ruggieri got unprecedented access to the Dixmont property and its underground tunnels just prior to demolition.


Despite living with Down syndrome, David Bechtold works two jobs and enjoys living independently at his Squirrel Hill apartment. OnQ's Michael Bartley spends the day with David and his mom Cindy, who credits St. Anthony School Programs for providing David with life skills.


This retrospective includes rare photos, archival film and interviews with people who remember how the flood devastated the Pittsburgh region in 1936. OnQ contributor Andy Masich of the Heinz History Center reports. Written and produced by David Solomon. Camera/editing by Paul Ruggieri.


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