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WQED CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 27, 2011

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


WQED CELEBRATES INDEPENDENCE DAY 2011

PITTSBURGH – WQED will commemorate the birth of our great nation and explore the lives and legacies of our Founding Fathers this Fourth of July. These programs call attention to the fervent passion and progressive intellect of men like Patrick Henry and Alexander Hamilton. Discover the ways in which their failures and successes have shaped modern America as we honor the great sacrifices of countless Americans for the sake of our beloved country. Join us for a star-spangled celebration!

Liberty or Death – Sunday, July 3 at 3 pm on WQED-TV
Take a seat amidst George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry at the second Virginia Convention of 1775 where Henry famously declared, “Give me liberty or give me death!” This program features expert commentary and dramatic re-enactments that emphasize the significance of this meeting. See how Henry’s speech ignites the ambitions of the subsequent revolution.

Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton – Sunday, July 3 at 4 pm on WQED-TV
What made Alexander Hamilton such a major influence during his time? This program examines the origin of his character and the traits that led him from illegal immigrant to renowned politician. Get the in-depth look at his political strategies, professional strengths, and personal weaknesses during his dramatic lifetime that ended abruptly with the most famous duel in American history.

A Capitol Fourth (2011) – Monday, July 4th at 8 pm & 9:30 pm
A Capitol Fourth celebrates 30 years on the air. The program features musical performances by some of the country’s best known and award-winning musicians in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra. It is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the United States Capitol.

WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, 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. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.


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George Hazimanolis
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412.622.1366
ghazimanolis@wqed.org

 

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

 

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