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Airing in September:
The Dirty Dozen
It's a one-day bicycle ride around Pittsburgh. It covers 13 very steep hills. It's a test of strength, endurance, biking skills and human perseverence. It's called the DIRTY DOZEN. It was started in 1983 by Danny Chew, his brother and some of their friends. It's now a Pittsburgh tradition and an extraordinary celebration of our city's terrain!
Cresson: Remembering Life at the San
The tuberculosis sanatorium in Cresson, PA closed in 1964, but former patients are still haunted by their experiences. Many people remember the dangerous illness, the stigma of a TB diagnosis, and the landmark hospital in Cambria County that was nicknamed “The San.” This documentary includes rare archival photos, film and compelling interviews woven around the memories of Chuck Felton, who launched a fascinating website about his life as a teenage patient in the 1950s. Producer: David Solomon; Camera & Editing: Paul Ruggieri.
Woodworkers of Western Pennsylvania
They design furniture, craft sculpture and create fine collectibles. WQED takes you inside the studios and showrooms of Ron Layport, Tadao Arimoto and Thad Mosley to show how their special talent of blending art and nature results in some of the most fascinating woodwork around the region - and the world.
Leo Beachy: A Legacy Nearly Lost
In the early 1900s, Beachy took unforgettable photographs of life in Western Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Most of his precious glass plate negatives were destroyed in 1927. But when 2,800 plates surfaced in recent years, his elderly niece began a mission to preserve her uncle's legacy. This episode includes the amazing Beachy collection and Maxine Broadwater's efforts through 2010 to preserve the negatives and make the photos available worldwide.
The Race To Save Pennsylvania's Bats
Bats provide invaluable free pest control for our planet-- but now a deadly fungus is sweeping across the country and experts say it is North America's most devastating wildlife disease in history. It's called White Nose Syndrome and it has a nearly 100% mortality rate when it hits hibernating cave bats. The Race to Save Pennsylvania's Bats follows the biologists battling this deadly disease as it is spreading across our state and wiping out our bat population.