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


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


Hosted by Tonia Caruso, this half-hour discussion program will take an in-depth look at the importance of hands-on learning, problem solving, collaboration, and STEAM learning, an approach that incorporates science, technology, engineering, and math with the arts - for a broader, more holistic education.

Original airdate: Apr 09, 2015


The animal kingdom is the focus of this episode. We’ll introduce you to a doctor at the National Aviary who is using human medical techniques to develop treatments for birds, a veterinarian who’s made a safe haven for big cats and a group of volunteers who have made looking after the regions feral cat population their mission.

Original airdate: Apr 02, 2015


Pittsburgh artist Elizabeth Black sketched hundreds of soldiers during World War II. This sequel to the documentary "Portraits for the Home Front" chronicles WQED's efforts to find homes for 100 of those sketches. Through detective work and the help of volunteer researchers producer David Solomon tracks down soldiers or their survivors from Philadelphia to San Francisco.

Original airdate: Mar 26, 2015


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