WQED Multimedia honors Elsie Hilliard Hillman and her lasting legacy. Elsie was well known for her philanthropy, politics and her dedication to the city of Pittsburgh. During this one-hour special, several Pittsburghers share their favorite memories of Elsie Hillman.

Original airdate: Aug 05, 2015


At a time when the electorate is clearly divided, even angry, WQED's Michael Bartley brings you the story of a Pittsburgh political giant who spent 40 years working both sides of the political aisle. Michael brings viewers a candid interview with Elsie Hillman, and takes viewers to an exclusive University of Pittsburgh gala, where political leaders and celebrities lauded her voice of reason, compromise, and friendship.

Original airdate: Aug 04, 2015


What happens to students’ learning when the school year ends and the summer months roll around? This episode of WQED’s program about parenting in the digital age will showcase the innovations, techniques and activities that viewers can use to cultivate continued learning and growth throughout the summer. Host Darieth Chisolm welcomes Christine Cray, Annisha Jeffries, Emily Kirkpatrick, and Larry Smith as guests on “Summer Slide,” premiering Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. on WQED-TV to kick off the third season ofiQ: smartparent.

Original airdate: Jul 30, 2015


Host Chris Moore and a group of local experts gather for a conversation about the current issues facing African American males from a societal and legal perspective.

Original airdate: May 28, 2015


Though statistics and attitudes may show a slight narrowing of America’s racial divide, the highly-charged racial incidents in Missouri, New York and South Carolina tell another story. In the culmination of our three-year initiative, we talk not only with community and law enforcement leaders, but with the generation of young men whose lives are most affected – examining accomplishments and objectives that remain.

Original airdate: May 28, 2015


More United States troops have died from suicide than have been killed in Afghanistan since 2001. Of those who have survived, many have suffered physical and mental injuries. These wounds have left some unable to visualize where they fit in at home. Produced by Vietnam Veteran Chris Moore,Warriors: A Semper Fi Odyssey takes you to a Western Pennsylvania retreat where returning veterans can rebuild their confidence.

Original airdate: May 21, 2015


The events surrounding the death of Freddie Gray are the topic of discussion in this episode. We’ll also discuss Dom Costa’s suggested legislation to make it illegal to taunt a police officer and the 2015 Primary Election.

Original airdate: May 01, 2015


On this episode, we discuss bad behavior in schools including a third teacher charged and the DA’s office now investigating predatory teachers at Plum High School then Anti-Gay Day at McGuffey High School. New problems with security at Monroeville Mall and also a look at concussion settlements in the NFL. Also, a discussion on binge drinking and a new study that says women are doing it more than men before wrapping with a look at VA hospital reforms.

Original airdate: Apr 24, 2015


Michael Bartley is joined by Pittsburgh CEO Bill Byham for a discussion on Byham’s company, his love of ballet and the 45th anniversary of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre.

Original airdate: Apr 22, 2015


We celebrate 45 years of dance and history with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and travel back to the 50’s to do some duck pin bowling. We’ll also join the Bricolage Production Company for their 10th installment of Bricolage Urban Scrawl before meeting a young African American man who is looking to make his mark in the world of dance by starting his own dance company.

Original airdate: Apr 21, 2015

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