WQED HELPS PUBLIC TACKLE SENSITIVE END OF LIFE ISSUES IN LIVE TOWN HALL
Program Made Possible by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
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May 9, 2011
WQED HELPS PUBLIC TACKLE SENSITIVE
END OF LIFE ISSUES IN LIVE TOWN HALL
Program made possible by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
PITTSBURGH—For those facing the end of their life or preparing for the death of a loved one there are many things to consider. On Thursday, May 19 at 8 p.m. WQED-TV will air a LIVE town hall to address these issues called End of Life: Discussions on Dying and Dignity. Expert panelists will be discussing: advanced care planning; care management; navigating legal issues; securing and understanding palliative and hospice care; and coping with grief.
Hosted by Michael Bartley, the audience can send in their questions via e-mail in advance of the broadcast to be answered during the End of Life discussions that evening. WQED host and producer Chris Moore will monitor and provide these questions and take some from members of the studio audience to provide to the panelists. To submit a question viewers should go to www.wqed.org
Funding for this program was made possible by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
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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