The story of struggle and the ultimate triumph of the brave African American soldiers who served their country during World War II. The film chronicles the "Tuskegee Airmen" program, a controversial military initiative designed to measure African-Americans' competence for flying the engines of war.
In this half-hour roundtable discussion, WQED's Chris Moore will be joined by fellow media professionals to talk about the coverage of the media and violence. Among the discussion points: How is violence covered by the local media? Can the media actually have a role in reducing violence? What is our influence on the situation?
Two Wilkinsburg residents are growing gardens to fight the blight, and to help rebuild a neighborhood devastated over the years by poverty, drugs and drive-by shootings.
Since 1929, "PIA" has been training people in aviation maintenance and electronics. OnQ contributor Harold Hayes attends a recent graduation, where many students show how flight runs in the family.
Meet John Lege. His educational presentations will give you a real bird's eye view.
OnQ visits the Carnegie Museum of Art which is showcasing the Christmas season with an elaborate Nativity tradition that originated in Naples, Italy. The Neopolitan Presepio is on display at the Carnegie Hall of Architecture through January 7, 2010. Also featured: Christmas trees, beautifully decorated each year by the dedicated volunteer Women's Committee.
In an effort to raise awareness of a progressive lung disease called pulmonary hypertension, Allegheny General Hospital cardiologist, Dr. Ray Benza and physician assistant, Jessica Lazar, set out to climb the tallest mountain in Africa. OnQ's Chris Moore has the story of them reaching the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The "playground bully" is no longer the biggest threat for would-be victims. The number of kids harrassing others via computer has risen dramatically. OnQ's Michael Bartley reports on the techniques of cyber-bullies, the impact on the victims, and the reaction from schools and lawmakers.
It's a major event designed to raise awareness about hunger and to raise money for The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Just Harvest. OnQ shows how you can get an amazing piece of pottery while helping those in need.
In 2005, OnQ followed researchers fishing local rivers to determine if cancer-causing contaminants are seeping into the rivers and into our tap water. In this 2007 follow-up report, Michael Bartley has the startling results of the major study.