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It's Pittsburgh…and a lot of other stuff

In 30 minutes, Rick Sebak offers a variety of stories about the history and charms of the greater Pittsburgh area. You'll see Rick's take on landmarks, people, places and quirky details that distinguish this part of the world.

Season Three of It's Pittsburgh & A Lot Of Other Stuff is made possible by the Buhl Foundation and PNC.

Next on Its Pittsburgh

Monday, September 1, 2014
"I wanted to showcase the hills."
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 DIRTYDOZEN. It was started in 1983 by Danny Chew, his brother and some of their friends. It's now ...

Description:

This program is a sampler of "Extras" from 3 of our Pittsburgh History Series specials. From RIGHT BESIDE THE RIVER, Nic DiSio from Reyna Foods shows us how he makes tortilla chips in Cadogan, PA, and we talk to folks in California, PA, about an old movie of their town in 1938. Then we share some extra bits from UNDERGROUND PITTSBURGH and WHAT MAKES PITTSBURGH PITTSBURGH? Good fun stuff!


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