The best medicine could be a drug - or a dog. For years, doctors have known the value of therapy dogs - but until recently the reports have been largely anecdotal. Now, with new research, funding and clinical trials, animal assisted therapy is on the rise. This documentary shows how man's best friend is being utilized in Western Pennsylvania to help hospital patients, teenagers traumatized by a school tragedy, and even stressed-out college students cramming for finals.

Original airdate: Nov 06, 2014


The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter has honored WQED with four Emmy Awards. Here are highlights from the September 20, 2014 ceremony in Philadelphia.

Original airdate: Oct 30, 2014


We begin this episode of Pittsburgh 360 with the story of an officer who was injured in the line of duty and how he’s working to make his way back to being an active duty officer again. Then, we’ll show you where you can take your precious china, old family photos or other keepsakes that you’d like to preserve for the next generation. After that, we’ll introduce you to a woman with a passion for preserving Italian-American gardens before giving you a recap of the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards.

Original airdate: Oct 30, 2014


Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay was eight years old when his mother was murdered, the result of domestic violence. WQED's Michael Bartley brings you this compelling documentary that explores Will's troubled childhood, and shows how embracing survivors and speaking out against domestic violence brought him happiness and inner peace.

Original airdate: Oct 30, 2014


We begin this episode of Pittsburgh 360 with a trip down the Allegheny River to a retreat spot called Choderwood. Then, we give you a preview of the domestic violence special “Will’s Story: A Steelers Stand Against Domestic Violence” before ending the episode with our fourth and final episode in our Men & Cancer series.

Original airdate: Oct 23, 2014


According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, more than 70% of students, and an equal number of school staff, have seen bullying occur in educational environments. The number increases significantly when including social media and other forms of electronic communication. This discussion program is focused on The Marcus L. Ruscitto Charitable Foundation’s “Know What’s Right, Do What’s Right” campaign. It reaches Pittsburgh region children with solutions that prepare them to confront this troubling behavior.

Original airdate: Oct 23, 2014


We begin this episode of Pittsburgh 360 with the third installment in our series Men & Cancer and focus on a young man who found himself facing the diagnosis of testicular cancer. Then we take you into the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District for a look at their fully licensed commercial kitchen and how it could impact our economy. Finally, we conclude the episode by going inside the Carnegie Museum of Natural History for a peak at the exhibit RACE: Are we so different?

Original airdate: Oct 16, 2014


On this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we bring you a preview of Pittsburgh from the Water, our second story in the series Men & Cancer focusing on the diagnosis of prostate cancer, and will conclude the episode with a story on Michael Griska, a man in love with music and the melody of the sitar.

Original airdate: Oct 09, 2014


We begin the fifth season of Pittsburgh 360 with a preview of “Closing the Gap”, a discussion on the factors behind the nations gender wage disparity and strategies to help close the pay gap. Then, we bring you the first segment in our series “Men & Cancer” by focusing on colorectal cancer and the importance of early detection. We’ll also introduce you to a Butler County man who designed a water craft that fits in your car and bring you the story of how hundreds of young gymnasts flipped their way into the record books.

Original airdate: Oct 02, 2014


This documentary explores the new role of patients and healthcare providers in a world where information is more readily available than ever before. With patients doing more of their own research and connecting with other patients on-line,  healthcare providers are often interacting with more engaged, informed and empowered patients. Are doctors and nurses ready to embrace this change? Are medical students prepared to encounter more educated patients? Is a more informed patient a "better" patient?

Original airdate: Jun 19, 2014

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