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October 28, 2008
The Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania honored WQED with its Community Advocate Award. The station was recognized for its continued support of veterans through radio, online, publishing, educational efforts and television broadcasts, including numerous OnQ feature reports and documentaries.

September 13, 2008
WQED Wins 7 Emmy Awards
Six of the 7 Emmys are for OnQ specials and OnQ feature stories. WQED competes in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Emmy statuettes were presented at a ceremony in Philadelphia to the following WQED team members.

PUBLIC/CURRENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS PROGRAM OR SPECIAL
"Alicia's Message: I'm Here To Save Your Life"
David Solomon, Writer/Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor

INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION PROGRAM OR SPECIAL
"OnQ: Desmond Tutu Visits Pittsburgh"
Michael Bartley, Producer/Reporter
Frank Caloiero, Photographer/Editor
Pierina Morelli, Producer/Photographer

HISTORIC/CULTURAL FEATURE
"OnQ: Leo Beachy's Legacy"
David Solomon, Writer/Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor

EDUCATION/SCHOOLS FEATURE
"OnQ: Alicia's Lesson Plan"
David Solomon, Writer/Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor

ENTERTAINMENT FEATURE
"OnQ: Calendar Girls"
David Solomon, Writer/Producer
Frank Caloiero, Photographer/Editor
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer

ENTERTAINMENT FEATURE
"OnQ: Almost Human"
Pierina Morelli, Producer/Photographer/Editor

MUSICAL COMPOSITION/ARRANGEMENT
"Flyboys: Western Pennsylvania's Tuskegee Airmen"
Emmai Alaquiva, Composer

August 5, 2008
WQED Receives 23 Emmy Nominations. 17 of those nominations were for OnQ stories, OnQ specials and OnQ staff members - as listed in the categories below. The National Television Academy of Arts & Sciences will announce the Emmy winners at a ceremony in Philadelphia, September 13, 2008.

Entertainment Feature
"OnQ: Calendar Girls"
David Solomon, Writer/Producer
Frank Caloiero, Photographer/Editor
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer

Entertainment Feature
"OnQ: Almost Human"
Pierina Morelli, Producer/Photographer/Editor

Children/Youth/Teen Program
"Teens OnQ: Meet The Job-Shadow Winner"
Karen Farmer White, VP of Education
Gina Catanzarite, Producer
Erik Meuser, Project Manager
Glenn Syska, Photographer/Editor
Molly Held, Associate Producer

Education/Schools Feature
"OnQ: Alicia's Lesson Plan"
David Solomon, Writer/Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor

Health/Science Feature
"OnQ: Male Breast Cancer"
Nathalie Berry, Producer/Writer
Chris Moore, Reporter
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor

Health/Science Feature
"OnQ: Bodies"
Tonia Caruso, Reporter
Pierina Morelli, Producer/Photographer/Editor

Historic/Cultural Feature
"OnQ: Rachel Carson's Homestead"
Dave Crawley, Producer/Reporter
Dave Forstate, Photographer/Editor

Historic/Cultural Feature
"OnQ: Uncle Leo's Legacy"
David Solomon, Writer/Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor

Human Interest Feature
"OnQ: Vision To Spare"
Mike Clark, Producer/Reporter
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor

Interview/Discussion Special
"OnQ: Tutu Visits Pittsburgh"
Michael Bartley, Producer/Reporter
Frank Caloiero, Photographer/Editor
Pierina Morelli, Producer/Photographer

Magazine Program
"OnQ Magazine"
Alicia Schisler, Producer
David Solomon, Supervising Producer
Michael Bartley, Host/Managing Editor
Jocelyn Hough, Executive Producer
Darryl Ford Williams, VP of Production

Public/Current/Community Affairs Feature
"OnQ: Dogs of India"
Dave Crawley, Producer/Reporter
Dave Forstate, Photographer/Editor

Public/Current/Community Affairs Feature
"OnQ: Erin Gannon"
Tonia Caruso, Reporter/Producer
Frank Caloiero, Editor

Public/Current/Community Affairs Special
"Alicia's Message: I'm Here To Save Your Life"
David Solomon, Writer/Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor

Community/Public Service Announcement
"Changing A Child's Life"
Rosemary Martinelli, Executive Director of Marketing/Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Editor

Promotion - News & Program - Single Spot
"This Place"
Rosemary Martinelli, Executive Director of Marketing/Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Editor

Promotion - News & Program - Campaign
"WQED Changes Lives"
Rosemary Martinelli, Executive Director of Marketing/Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Editor

Community Service
"Pittsburgh World War II Stories: Preserving Our Legacy"
Iris Samson, Producer
Amy Grove, Editor
Frank Caloiero, Photographer/Editor
Glenn Syska, Photographer/Editor
Amanda Nickeson Cherry, Project Manager

Craft Achievement - Musical Composition
Emmai Alaquiva

Craft Achievement - Photographer, Programming
Pierina Morelli

Craft Achievement - Writer, Programming
Pierina Morelli

Craft Achievement - Writer, Programming
David Solomon

June 24, 2008
The OnQ documentary Alicia's Message: I'm Here to Save Your Life was selected to receive a CINE Golden Eagle Award. Founded in 1957, CINE recognizes excellence in film, video and media arts through its semi-annual film competition.

David Solomon, Writer/Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Camera/Editing

May 12, 2008
Three OnQ productions are winners of the Golden Quill Award from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania.

Outstanding Television Documentary
Celebrating Rodef Shalom, An OnQ Special Edition
Nathalie Berry, Producer
Michael Bartley, Reporter/Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor
Bob Lubomski, Photographer

Outstanding Television Feature
Stone Soldiers: Saving the Gettysburg Monuments
David Solomon, Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor
Andy Masich, Narrator

Outstanding Television Videography
Stone Soldiers: Saving the Gettysburg Monuments
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer

May 9, 2008
OnQ's documentary One Year In Brownsville has been selected for inclusion into the permanent collection of The Paley Center for Media. In making the announcement, The Paley Center wrote that WQED has produced "a program of social and historical importance, demonstrating how local television stations make significant and positive impacts on their immediate communities." One Year in Brownsville will now be available for viewing in the prestigious Paley collections in New York and Los Angeles.

April 4, 2008
Five OnQ productions are named as finalists in the 2008 Golden Quill Awards.

Television Feature
The Darr Mine Disaster
David Solomon, Paul Ruggieri

Television Feature
Stone Soldiers: Saving the Gettysburg Monuments
David Solomon, Paul Ruggieri, Andy Masich

Television Documentary
Celebrating Rodef Shalom
Nathalie Berry, Michael Bartley, Paul Ruggieri, Bob Lubomski

Television Documentary
Alicia's Message: I'm Here To Save Your Life
David Solomon, Paul Ruggieri

Television Videography
Stone Soldiers: Saving the Gettysburg Monuments
Paul Ruggieri

April 2, 2008

OnQ's documentary Alicia's Message: I'm Here To Save Your Life received the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program.

David Solomon, Writer/Producer
Paul Ruggieri, Photographer/Editor

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  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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