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100 Years at the Cathedral
An OnQ Special Edition
In anticipation of the 100th year celebration of Saint Paul Cathedral in Oakland, we'll take an in-depth look at the rich history of the Cathedral with an OnQ special edition. Often called "the mother church" of the Pittsburgh Diocese, St. Paul was consecrated in 1906. OnQ will reveal historic photos including construction of the Cathedral, and a visit by Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Age Well, Age Wise
An OnQ Special Series
OnQ and WQED Pittsburgh are proud to be partners with Highmark in a series of reports and studio interviews exploring issues that not only affect seniors, but their families - especially the "Baby Boom" generation.
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Alicia's Message: I'm Here To Save Your Life
An OnQ Documentary
Once the victim of an online predator, Alicia Kozakiewicz now takes her harrowing experience into Pittsburgh classrooms to protect other children.
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Astorino: Pittsburgh's Architect at the Vatican
An OnQ Special Edition
This documentary profiles Pittsburgh native Lou Astorino, the only American in history to design a building at the Vatican. Astorino's "Chapel of the Holy Spirit" is where cardinals pray before choosing a new pope. OnQ is granted unprecedented access to the chapel, which is closed to the public.

Avian Flu: Planning for a Pandemic
An OnQ Special Edition
OnQ examines the threat of H5N1 or Avian Flu and looks at what's being done to curb a potential pandemic.
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Barbershops: PA Stylin'
A loving look at the cultural importance of barbershops in the African American community.
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Before the Last Chapter: Conversations About the End of Life
A half hour live panel discussion focused on End of Life planning and the myriad of issues families, patients and healthcare providers face when confronted with the end of life.
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Behind Closed Doors
A Town Hall Meeting on Domestic Violence
During this one hour broadcast -- we'll hear from survivors ... law enforcement ... local women's shelters ... and mental health professionals working to help survivors and families put their lives back together.
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Beyond Boundaries
An OnQ Special Series
OnQ is proud to partner with Highmark to bring you Beyond Boundaries. This special series includes feature reports and in-studio discussions on people living with disabilities who are living independent, productive and healthy lives.
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Big Savage Tunnel
An OnQ Special Report
OnQ's Emmy-winning production team chronicles the history, renovation and recent opening of the Big Savage Tunnel.
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Braddock's New Battle
An OnQ Neighborhood Special
One of Pennsylvania's most historic communities was a key battle site during the French and Indian War and the home of Andrew Carnegie's first steel mill. Braddock has fallen on tough times since the decline of the steel industry but new things are happening that many hope will finally bring about real change. OnQ's Tonia Caruso reports.
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Bullying: Beyond Sticks & Stones
An OnQ Special Report
OnQ's new series focuses on the victims, tormentors and successful anti-bullying programs with reports and live in-studio expert discussion.
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Carnegie
An OnQ Viewer's Request
Carnegie Carnegie: Its official name is the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall. But because of its location in the community of Carnegie, its nickname has become "The Carnegie Carnegie." OnQ's Tonia Caruso tours this must-see building, reporting on its incredible history and efforts to restore it.
Andrew Carnegie: OnQ contributor, Carol Lee Espy, talks to the author of a new book on the life of Andrew Carnegie, Pittsburgh Industrialist turned philanthropist.

Celebrating Rodef Shalom
An OnQ Special Report
This historic Reform Jewish Temple in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh is celebrating two major milestones - the 100th anniversary of its building on Fifth Avenue and the 150th birthday of the Congregation.
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Childhood Obesity: Shaping The Future
WQED's Pittsburgh 360 and Horizons are proud to partner with Highmark to report on an important task at hand: shaping healthy lives for our children. An estimated 29% of Pennsylvania children are considered overweight or obese. This startling statistic and others have prompted the Pittsburgh region to make childhood obesity a top priority. By reaching out to children and reinforcing the steps to creating healthier futures, Pittsburgh is committed to making obesity a problem of the past.
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City of Asylum
An OnQ Special Edition
Pittsburgh welcomes Huang Xiang as the first writer-in-residence of the grassroots-driven City of Asylum/Pittsburgh project. In partnership with the Mattress Factory, City of Asylum/Pittsburgh is providing a safe haven for Huang Xiang to create poetry and art.
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Climbing for a Cause
An OnQ Special Edition
This half hour special focuses on four individuals who are compelled to climb. Will Cross, Michael Kobold, Dr. Ray Benza and physician assistant Jessica Lazar are climbing mountains and supporting important causes in their journeys.
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Closing the Gap
An OnQ Special Report
OnQ and WQED Pittsburgh are proud to be partners with Highmark in a series of reports and studio interviews exploring health disparities in our region.
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Cures for a Crisis
An OnQ Special Report
OnQ presents a week of special programming on the the rising costs of healthcare.
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featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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