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WQED SHOWS HOW PITTSBURGH POWERED WWII Experience "America's Arsenal: How Pittsburgh Powered WWII"
Premieres Monday, November 7th at 7:30 p.m. on WQED-TV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 1, 2011

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

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

WQED SHOWS HOW PITTSBURGH POWERED WWII
Experience “America’s Arsenal: How Pittsburgh Powered WWII”
Premieres Monday, November 7th at 7:30 p.m. on WQED-TV

PITTSBURGH—Synonymous with steel, Pittsburgh powered the arsenal behind World War II in the 20th century.

On Monday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. Experience “America’s Arsenal: How Pittsburgh Powered WWII” premieres on WQED-TV. In this all-new documentary contributing reporter Dave Crawley documents western Pennsylvania’s importance to victory in World War II including:

• the Bantam Jeep designed in Butler;
• landing ship, tank (LST) production in Ambridge and on Neville Island;
• steel production in Homestead;
• and the Westinghouse artist who created the iconic Rosie the Riveter.

EXPERIENCE programs may be viewed the day after their premiere broadcast online along with other local WQED productions including Horizons, It’s Pittsburgh...& A Lot Of Other Stuff, Pittsburgh 360° and 4802. EXPERIENCE airs Mondays at 7:30 p.m. on WQED-TV and showcases locally produced half-hour documentaries. For more information regarding EXPERIENCE go to: www.wqed.org/experience

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; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and The WQED Education Department.


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412.622.1366
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412-622-1459
mpisano@wqed.org

 

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