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Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8:00pm
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
Ken Burns’s seven-part documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. The 14-hour series marks the first time their individual stories have been woven into a single narrative.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 8:00pm
Nature: Parrot Confidential
From the wilds of Costa Rica to the suburbs of our own country, NATURE explores the difficulties of raising parrots, why some breeders and owners become rescuers, and conservation efforts in the wild. Owners and rescuers of the popular bird talk about the ups and downs of caring for these colorful characters and the impact of “Baretta.” more info | more stories like this

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 10:00pm
Super Skyscrapers
As urban space shrinks, we build higher and faster than ever before, creating a new generation of skyscrapers. Super skyscrapers are pushing the limits of engineering, technology and design to become greener, stronger, smarter and more luxurious than their predecessors. This four-part series follows the creation of four extraordinary buildings, showcasing how they will revolutionize the way we live, work and protect ourselves from potential threats. more info | more stories like this

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 8:00pm
Pittsburgh From the Water
Pittsburgh From The Water is WQED's exciting documentary showcasing the waters of Western Pennsylvania. From the spectacular point in Downtown Pittsburgh, to picturesque lakes and sleepy streams in outlying counties, the program will spotlight the beauty, work and play associated with our waterways. more info | more stories like this

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 9:00pm
America's Ballroom Challenge: Episode 3
The winning couples in the four divisions of ballroom compete across dance styles in the Grand Finale. Plus, stunning performances from the Cabaret division and the Pro-Am division. more info | more stories like this

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:00pm
The Jewel in the Crown: Ordeal by Fire
Sarah tells Susan about her husband, and they learn of great bravery from an unexpected quarter. Sarah embarks on a journey to bring comfort to a wounded man, and in Calcutta comes face to face with the war and its pain. | more stories like this

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  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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featured specials

  • WQED is pleased to partner with Highmark to bring you these special reports on "Men & Cancer" and "Women & Cancer." Every year cancer claims the lives of nearly 300,000 men in America. According to the American Cancer Society, getting the facts about cancer is an important step in taking care of your overall health.

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  • WQED first told her story in "Portraits for the Home Front." Now the legacy of Elizabeth Black continues in a new documentary.