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PITTSBURGH MAYORAL CANDIDATES TO PARTICIPATE IN TWO FORUMS FOR THE PUBLIC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 22, 2013

CONTACT:

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

Maria Pisano
412-622-1459
mpisano@wqed.org

PITTSBURGH MAYORAL CANDIDATES
TO PARTICIPATE IN TWO FORUMS FOR THE PUBLIC

PITTSBURGH—WQED-TV will broadcast two community forums focusing on the upcoming Democratic primary for mayor of Pittsburgh.

Sponsored by The Pittsburgh Foundation amd the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, Emmy® Award winning producer and host Chris Moore will moderate the first forum regarding race and poverty called Pittsburgh Mayoral Race: A Community Forum on Race and Poverty. Moore will be joined by co-moderator, Grant Oliphant, President and CEO of The Pittsburgh Foundation. This interactive community conversation will be available online LIVE at wqed.org beginning Thursday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. The program will be broadcast that evening from 9—10 p.m. The entire forum, including web-only bonus discussion, will be available at wqed.org following the broadcast.

The second forum called Pittsburgh Mayoral Race: A Democratic Candidates Forum on Pittsburgh’s Future will broadcast LIVE the following Thursday, May 2 from 8—9 p.m. on WQED-TV and encore on Sunday, May 5 from Noon – 1 p.m. Emmy® Award winning host and correspondent Tonia Caruso is joined by Douglas Heuck, editor and publisher of “Pittsburgh Quarterly” and director of PittsburghTODAY for the discussion with Pittsburgh’s Democratic candidates for mayor. All candidates have been invited to participate and respond to questions on how they would move the city and region forward.

WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 134 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. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. 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.wqed.org/fm; 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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Key Contacts

George Hazimanolis
Senior Director of
Corporate Communications
412.622.1366
ghazimanolis@wqed.org

 

Maria Pisano
Marketing Associate
412-622-1459
mpisano@wqed.org

 

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