Nestled in the rolling hills of northwestern Pennsylvania is a "Mayberry" kind of town. It's got everything...fly fishing, Amish, a covered bridge, old grist mill, specialty shops and that warm small town feel. People come from all over the world to visit Volant, but if the residents there hadn't been creative, the town might have closed-up when hard economic times ensued.

Original airdate: Dec 05, 2011


The tuberculosis sanatorium in Cresson, Pennsylvania closed in 1964, but former patients are still haunted by their experiences. Many people remember the dangerous illness, the stigma of a TB diagnosis, and the landmark hospital in Cambria County that was nicknamed "The San." Rare archival photos, film and compelling interviews are woven around the memories of Chuck Felton, who launched a fascinating website about his life as a teenage patient in the 1950s. This Emmy winning documentary is from the team of writer/producer David Solomon and videographer/editor Paul Ruggieri.

Original airdate: Nov 21, 2011


We’ll find out what brought siblings together to compete on a high school rowing team then go into the kitchen with the chef behind Root 174 restaurant in Regent Square. We meet a local artist who finds inspiration in Panther Hollow before taking a glimpse at an exhibit centered around the history of the American flag.

Original airdate: Nov 17, 2011


Original airdate: Nov 14, 2011


We look back on some of the best bits from IT'SPITTSBURGH's first season! Donuts in Elliott, breakfast at Square Cafe and Hot Metal Diner, a stupendous bike ride up Pittsburgh thirteen steepest hills, and lots more.

Original airdate: Nov 10, 2011


Chris Fennimore tells the story of the handmade American flag his father stitched while serving during World War II. Then we’ll introduce you to a local veteran who survived the D-Day landings and the Battle of the Bulge before taking you on a tour of the historic Mansions on Fifth Avenue in Shadyside.

Original airdate: Nov 10, 2011


WQED contributing reporter Dave Crawley documents Western Pennsylvania's contributions to World War II, including the Bantam Jeep designed in Butler, LST production on Neville Island, steel production in Homestead and the Westinghouse artist who created the Rosie The Riveter image.

Original airdate: Nov 07, 2011


In this episode we bring you a report on the Power of 32 initiative, a project aimed at increasing the financial, political and intellectual power in 32 counties in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, the West Virginia Panhandle, and Western Maryland.

Original airdate: Nov 03, 2011


32 counties, One vision, the Power of Regional Thinking. In this special, one hour town hall meeting, representatives of the Power of 32 lay out their goals and strategies for 32 counties in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, the West Virginia Panhandle, and Western Maryland. The goal is to create one vibrant region by 2025 by sharing resources and planning in six key areas, the environment, education, transportation and infrastructure, people and communities, governance, and the economy.

Original airdate: Nov 03, 2011


Original airdate: Oct 31, 2011


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