TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE HISTORY OF WQED WITH: THE BEST OF WQED
Commemorative Special Airs Thursday, January 31 at 8 PM
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January 29, 2013
TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE HISTORY OF
WQED WITH: THE BEST OF WQED
Commemorative Special Airs Thursday, January 31st at 8 P.M.
PITTSBURGH—WQED was the nation's first community-supported television station and went on the air April 1, 1954. Since then, WQED has produced, created and distributed diverse television and radio programs that have been broadcast locally, nationally and around the world. WQED has been recognized with countless awards and accolades, including 134 national and regional Emmy® Awards; one Academy® Award; and ten Peabody® Awards. On January 31st, WQED-TV will air a special program, The Best of WQED, to celebrate and look back on its long history. For more information on this program, go to www.wqed.org/tv.
• The Best of WQED
Thursday, January 31st at 8 p.m.
This program is a look back at WQED’s history, using rare program clips, interviews and photographs. Beginning with the station’s earliest broadcasts in 1954, The Best of WQED highlights some of WQED’s best known programming as well as clips that were once thought lost. The documentary includes interviews with current and former WQED staffers who have significantly influenced the station’s history. The Best of WQED is narrated and hosted by WQED Program Director Chris Fennimore who is also the host and producer of the “WQED Cooks” series. The Best of WQED was produced by Emmy Award winning WQED Senior Producer Minette Seate, and is made possible with support from PNC Foundation. A DVD of the program is planned through Shop WQED.
About PNC Foundation
The PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC), actively supports organizations that provide services for the benefit of communities in which it has a significant presence. The foundation focuses its philanthropic mission on early childhood education and community and economic development, which includes the arts and culture. Through its signature cause, Grow Up Great, PNC has created a $350 million initiative to enhance early childhood education and school readiness.
About WQED Pittsburgh
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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