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Darr Mine Disaster, The
An OnQ Special Edition
The century-old tragedy remains the worst mining accident in Pennsylvania history.
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Diabetes: Epidemic of Our Time
An OnQ Special Edition
Diabetes is not only being called a modern-day epidemic, but the disease which could bankrupt our healthcare system. With the Pittsburgh medical community at the forefront of diabetes prevention and treatment, OnQ not only examines the problems associated with Type Two Diabetes in both adults and children, but also offers advice, solutions and prevention success stories.
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Dixmont
An OnQ Special
This award-winning feature, rich with archival images and compelling interviews, chronicles the rise and fall of the landmark "insane asylum" near Pittsburgh. The OnQ staff got unprecedented access to the Dixmont property and its underground tunnels just prior to demolition.
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Donora Smog, The
An OnQ Special Report
In October of 1948, this Western Pennsylvania tragedy put the word "pollution" in America's vocabulary. This mini-documentary features rare archival images and compelling interviews with Donora natives who experienced the infamous smog.
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Dr. Randy Pausch & The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch captivated the world by delivering a talk known simply as "The Last Lecture." With only months to live, this husband, father of three youngsters, and innovator imparted the lessons of his remarkable life and career. OnQ contributor Mike Lee has the story of his enduring legacy, and the courage, wisdom, and inspiration of Dr. Pausch, from the words of "The Last Lecture" and those of colleagues and friends.

East Liberty
An OnQ Neighborhood Special
This half-hour episode explores the past, present and future of one of Pittsburgh's historic and vital neighborhoods.
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End of Life: Discussions on Dying & Dignity
This special explores the issues in preparing for one's own, or a loved one's death. Hosted by Michael Bartley, the program features a studio audience and guest panelists who are experts on various issues related to achieving quality end of life care.
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Fallen Hero: The Ross McGinnis Story
An OnQ Special Report
On December 4, 2006, Ross McGinnis was the gunner in the last of six Humvees patrolling a Baghdad neighborhood, when an insurgent threw a grenade into his vehicle. Instead of jumping to safety, McGinnis apparently realized his four comrades in the Humvee had no chance of escape. He rolled onto the grenade, absorbed the blast and died instantly. The four other men in the Humvee survived. McGinnis, age 19 at the time of his death, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
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From Pittsburgh to Haiti: Mission of Mercy
OnQ travels to the back country of Haiti to bring you this rare look at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer, founded and supported by people from Western Pennsylvania.
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From Pittsburgh to Poland: Lessons of the Holocaust
This one-hour documentary chronicles a journey by Holocaust survivors and educators from Pittsburgh to Poland where they took part in the annual March of the Living.
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From Pittsburgh to the Vatican
This documentary explores unique and fascinating connections between Pittsburgh and Vatican City. The WQED staff wove together stories of music, faith and spiritual  fulfillment into this memorable one-hour program.
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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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