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WQED's Black Horizons Celebrates 40th Anniversary
CHRISTOPHER T. MOORE
Co-Producer, Fly Boys: Western Pennsylvania's Tuskegee Airmen
WQED Co-Producer and Host of Black Horizons
Co-Host of OnQ
Host of Off Q
Christopher T. Moore has been both a producer and host at WQED Pittsburgh since 1980. During his tenure he has been responsible for the production of shows dealing with topics of importance ranging from mentoring African-American youth to improving literacy.
Moore is probably best known for his work on Black Horizons. The Emmy Award-winning series, which he co-produces and hosts, is the longest running minority affairs program on public television celebrating its 40th year in April 2008. Moore narrated and co-produced, Fly Boys: Western Pennsylvania’s Tuskegee Airmen that premiered on WQED-TV in March 2008. In 1991, he produced and narrated Wylie Avenue Days, an Emmy Award-winning documentary on Pittsburgh's Hill District.
A Vietnam War veteran, Moore often incorporates his life experiences into his work. Two Black Horizons specials, Me too Junior and two Vietnam Veterans Specials have examined growing up in a military family and the war, two issues close to the his heart. Moore returned to Vietnam with the Friends of Danang to film In Country: A Vietnam Special that premiered in the fall of 2006.
Other popular documentaries Moore has co-produced include Hip Hop Pittsburgh about the hip-hop culture; Torchbearers, about leaders of the local civil rights movement; and The House, a documentary about Pittsburgh’s Westinghouse High School. In fall of 2006, Moore’s Jim Crow Pennsylvania premiered on Pennsylvania public television stations.
An experienced producer of gospel and jazz programs, Moore has also made an impact in radio. He is the creator and former host of Black Talk on WCXJ and can now be heard weekends in 36 states on his own radio talk show broadcast by KDKA-AM.
Prior to joining WQED Pittsburgh, the Grambling State University graduate worked at KETC-TV in St. Louis as a producer/journalist and at KWMU Radio as a street reporter.
Moore remains committed to the community, serving as a member of the Fairview Park Board of Directors and chairing the Educational Committee of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation's Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop.