Pittsburgh has often been named the nation's most livable city, but how many people actually consider living downtown? Downtown Pittsburgh is in the midst of another major transformation and for the first time ever housing is a key part of the plans. WQED's Tonia Caruso explores this growing real estate trend, introduces people who live Downtown and shows the places they call home. From the practical to the posh, you might be surprised at what's available and what it means to the future of Pittsburgh.

Original airdate: Oct 08, 2012


Journalists from Southwestern Pennsylvania and elsewhere gather at WQED-TV to talk about their experiences covering Marcellus Shale. What they’ve seen, who’ve they’ve talked to, the events they’ve witnessed, and the facts as they’ve gathered them on Marcellus Shale drilling in Pennsylvania. For more information and to view our other specials, visit our dedicated Managing Marcellus site.

Original airdate: May 31, 2012


In this episode of PIttsburgh 360, Tonia Caruso takes a look at the positive effects of neighborhood planning, Michael Bartley examines how violence effects the health of a community, and we find out how one organization is transforming neighborhoods one playground at a time.

Original airdate: May 03, 2012


In this episode, viewers see an amazing collection of bicycles stored in a museum on Pittsburgh's North Side. Chris Fennimore goes back to school to meet students from the International Culinary Schools at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. And viewers get to experience Pittsburgh's newest sport, called Parkour.

Original airdate: Apr 19, 2012


In this episode, Chris Moore reveals how One Hood Media combats negative images by urging young men to define themselves using available media, rather than allowing others to do it for them.

Original airdate: Apr 17, 2012


New studies show that as many as one out of seven moms suffer from postpartum depression with symptoms ranging from loss of appetite to difficulty bonding with their babies. WQED explores the risk factors, causes, symptoms and treatment options for postpartum depression and related disorders with local doctors. You'll also hear from two moms about their almost year-long battle with postpartum symptoms and find out how a group called "Baby Steps" is guiding mothers in supporting each other and finding recovery.

Original airdate: Apr 09, 2012


We’ll look at the impact Marcellus Shale drilling in our region. We find out how one group is addressing the health concerns of drilling in Southwest Pennsylvania then take a look at how a community in Washington County is benefitting from the shale drilling and we show land owners what to do when the land man comes.
For more information and to view our other specials, visit our dedicated Managing Marcellus site.

Original airdate: Mar 29, 2012


"Tony's Story" focuses on Iraq-era war veterans coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after deployment. Tony Canzonieri of Charleroi, Pennsylvania talks openly about his struggle with prescription drugs, alcohol and infidelity, and his current efforts to help other veterans now returning to the U.S. This 30-minute documentary was condensed from the 60-minute documentary, "Long Road Home," which includes the struggles of veterans from World War II, the Vietnam War and Korean War.

Original airdate: Mar 26, 2012


WQED continues "Perception & Portrayal," a series of documentaries on the image of African American men and boys, with Michael Bartley showing you what you rarely see on television. This is the story about African-American men who are "owning it" as successful entrepreneurs.

Original airdate: Mar 19, 2012


You’ll meet a former F.B.I. employee whose experience at the Flight 93 crash site prompted her to write a book. We visit Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital to learn why doctors there are treating children and adults. And we’ll find out about a program that helps children to learn by designing their own video games.

Original airdate: Mar 01, 2012

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