Rick Sebak is a Pittsburgh treasure whose award-winning documentaries have entertained and educated local and national viewers for 25 years. As he celebrates this anniversary at WQED, we look back at Rick's memorable programs and hear about the stories behind them. Rick talks about his inspiration as a filmmaker, while colleagues and fans share their thoughts on Rick's appealing and timeless body of work.
Original airdate: Nov 26, 2012
Travel with the world-renowned Duquesne University Tamburitzans - on the road and behind-the-scenes. The "Tammies" have delighted audiences for over 75 years as they perform, preserve and perpetuate the cultural heritages of Eastern Europe and its neighbors. WQED explores the legacy of the country's longest-running live stage show, and one of Pittsburgh's cultural gems.
Original airdate: Nov 19, 2012
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, contributor Michelle Wright takes a look at how mental illness effects those living below the poverty line, Tonia Caruso rocks with Out of the Units, and we take you behind all the glitz and glamour at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater.
Original airdate: Nov 15, 2012
Rose Clancy plants gardens in urban areas that could use green space. Her work brings beauty to the neighborhoods, but it also brings healing to Rose. She was raised by a mother who suffered from mental illness, and now Rose's gardens are helping her cope with memories of a troubled childhood, while raising awareness of an issue that impacts millions. This documentary focuses on how mental illness affects not only the person with the illness, but everyone in the family.
Original airdate: Nov 12, 2012
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, we'll go inside a foundation that is giving hope to the sick, learn about one center with a vision to green up Larimer, and find out how to work happy from author Jill Geisler.
Original airdate: Nov 08, 2012
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: Nov 05, 2012
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, Michael Bartley takes us on a ride in a food truck, we take a bite out of some good pasta that's also good for you, and we'll race to the end of the show with Dave Palone.
Original airdate: Nov 01, 2012
The Mommy Blogosphere was abuzz when Time magazine asked "Are you Mom Enough?" That question was accompanied by a provocative cover photo of a mother breast feeding her three year old toddler.
Original airdate: Oct 29, 2012
The multiple-part series explores how the media portrays African American males and how society views them as a result. The episodes also report on people and organizations working to spotlight positive rather than negative images.
Original airdate: Oct 25, 2012
The fourth episode in the Portrayal & Perception: African American Men and Boys series of specials explores three local efforts to instill leadership in African American boys in the Pittsburgh area: a program for young entrepreneurs; the commitment ofAfrican American educators at Pittsburgh's Manchester K-8 school; and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh's Black Male Leadership Development Institute at Robert Morris University.
Original airdate: Oct 25, 2012