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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: PITTSBURGH FIGHTS BACK
Emotional Survivors, Law Enforcement, Non-Profits, Government Agencies, and Others Share Emotional Stories Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 17, 2014

CONTACT:
George Hazimanolis
412-622-1366
ghazimanolis@wqed.org

HUMAN TRAFFICKING: PITTSBURGH FIGHTS BACK
Emotional Survivors, Law Enforcement, Non-Profits, Government Agencies,
and Others Share Emotional Stories Thursday, January 23rd at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV

PITTSBURGH—Human trafficking is a $32 billion-a-year industry and on the rise in all 50 states including Pennsylvania, Allegheny County and the city of Pittsburgh. Victims of human trafficking are sold for sex and exploited for labor. On Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8 p.m., WQED-TV shares the emotional stories of local survivors and follows law enforcement, non-profits, government agencies, and others including the Western Pennsylvania Human Trafficking Coalition, who have joined forces to fight this crime in our community in the new documentary, Human Trafficking: Pittsburgh Fights Back.

According to the United Nations, as many as 12 million people are enslaved worldwide and more than half of those victims are estimated to be children.

Human Trafficking: Pittsburgh Fights Back is produced by Emmy® Award winning producer Gina Catanzarite.

WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 140 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including two Emmy® Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. WQED changes lives by creating and sharing outstanding public media that educates, entertains and inspires. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqedfm.org; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED’s Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).


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