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WQED PITTSBURGH PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE FALL PREMIERE OF THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SECOND INSTALLMENT OF PITTSBURGH FROM THE AIR
Pittsburgh From the Air II In Parthership With UPMC With Additional Support From First National Bank, Carlow University And The Pittsburgh Penguins Premieres Thursday, October 4 at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 14, 2012

CONTACT:
George Hazimanolis
Senior Director of Corporate
Communications
412-622-1366
ghaziman@wqed.org

It’s even more of Pittsburgh like you’ve never seen it before!

WQED PITTSBURGH
PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE FALL PREMIERE
OF THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED SECOND INSTALLMENT
OF
PITTSBURGH FROM THE AIR

PITTSBURGH FROM THE AIR II

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
UPMC
WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM
FIRST NATIONAL BANK,
CARLOW UNIVERSITY AND THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

PREMIERES THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012 AT 8 P.M. ON WQED-TV

PITTSBURGH – WQED Pittsburgh presents the premiere of its new all-aerial production Pittsburgh From the Air II in partnership with UPMC on Thursday, October 4 at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV.

“The public response to the first installment of Pittsburgh From the Air last year was overwhelming. We were inundated with suggestions on where we should film future episodes, so we decided that a second program was in order,” said Deborah L. Acklin, WQED President and CEO.

“The people of southwestern Pennsylvania are passionate about their home, and WQED is pleased to be able to respond to that passion for the region through Pittsburgh From the Air II."

A first-class, high-definition aerial journey through seven western Pennsylvania counties including Allegheny, Beaver, Fayette, Lawrence, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland—Pittsburgh From the Air II captures and preserves the cultural and natural wonders of the region forever.

Select locations in the following counties that are part of the film include:

Allegheny County
· Pittsburgh International Airport
· North Park
· McKeesport
· Oakland

Beaver County
· Baden
· Beaver Falls
· Raccoon Creek State Park

Fayette County
· Connellsville Airport

Lawrence County
· McConnells Mill State Park

Somerset County
· Flight 93 National Memorial
· Salisbury and Keystone Viaducts, Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail
· Confluence

Washington
· Finleyville
· California
· Washington (city)
· Avella

Westmoreland
· Smithton

Production for Pittsburgh From the Air II began in 2011. While the original program was filmed predominantly in winter and summer, the new production showcases the beauty of Western Pennsylvania in autumn and spring. Highlights include aerial views of the Pittsburgh Marathon, the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail, Somerset County covered bridges, Youghiogheny River Lake, Friday night football at several local stadiums, and much more.

An AStar helicopter equipped with the Cineflex V14 (a high-definition gyroscopic camera) captured the stunning images as it swooped over mountains, valleys, rivers, gorges, skyscrapers, and towns to showcase the natural beauty of the region.

Additional support for Pittsburgh From the Air II was made possible by First National Bank, Carlow University and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 128 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. 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; 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 The WQED Education Department.

NOTE TO WORKING PRESS:
Interviews with Darryl Ford Williams, WQED Vice President of Content; David Solomon, Supervising Producer; Rich Cook, Associate Producer; or Frank Caloiero, Producer, Editor and Sound Engineer may be scheduled by contacting George Hazimanolis at 412-622-1366 or ghazimanolis@wqed.org.


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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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