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An OnQ Special Report

Selected for inclusion in the permanent collection of The Paley Center for Media, a prestigious national honor recognizing local programming that generates positive community actions.


Brownsville circa 1950Winner of the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program.

Winner of the Western Pennsylvania Press Club's Golden Quill Award for Outstanding Television Feature.

Once a hub of activity in the Mon Valley, Brownsville's business district has fallen into decline and near abandonment. Over a 12-month period, OnQ visited Brownsville to report on the town's struggle to recover. That one-year of reporting is now highlighted in this special edition of OnQ, including rare historical footage, compelling interviews, and the story of how uncooperative property owners led to intervention from the governor's office.

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One Year in BrownsvilleBrownsville Today

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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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