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WXXI, Rochester, NY 05/22/16
Finding Elizabeth's Soldiers premieres.

Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com 05/16/16
"Historic Gem" documentary features Akron area sisters and Beacon Journal columnist.

American Public Television 04/01/16
Finding Elizabeth's Soldiers released nationally through APT.

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 09/26/15
Finding Elizabeth's Soldiers wins Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award.

90.5 WESA Essential Pittsburgh 03/26/15
A conversation with Finding Elizabeth's Soldiers producer David Solomon.

Current.org 10/16/14
Portraits for the Home Front among Emmy winners.

Pittsburgh Catholic 7/18/14
Elizabeth Black documentary wins Gabriel Award

WKNO-TV 7/10/14
A Conversation With John Black

WKNO-TV 6/22/14
Portraits for the Home Front premieres on WKNO

Jackson Sun 6/21/14
Dan Morris: Story of World War II sketches airs tonight on WKNO

NorthJersey.com 5/22/14
Portrait of West Milford WW II vet surfaces

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 4/29/14
"Elizabeth Black" Documentary Wins Murrow Award

Akron Beacon Journal 4/12/14
Bob Dyer: After 69 years, a family treasure
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 3/26/14
Search goes on to link World War II portraits to families

World War II Magazine March/April 2014
Do you know these soldiers? WQED is trying to find portrait subjects. (pdf 3.8Mb)

Jackson Sun 1/26/14
War time portraits: Photo gallery

Jackson Sun 1/25/14
War time portraits: Sketch sent to Tennessee from Pittsburgh

Jackson Sun 1/25/14
Story of World War II sketches is compelling

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 1/16/14
Documentaries take center stage at WQED board meeting

The Washington Times 11/10/13
Soldiers' portraits finally find their way home.

Aljazeera America 11/10/13
Elizabeth Black is the focus of public TV documentary

Mary Motivates 11/10/13
Behind the scenes with Director of Photography, Paul Ruggieri on the making of “Portraits for the Home Front: The Story of Elizabeth Black”

American Red Cross 11/07/13
WQED-TV to present Portraits for the Home Front

KDKA-TV 11/07/13
WQED working to reunite WWII vets with sketches

Trib Total Media 11/05/13
Footlocker holds Pittsburgh artist's sketches of WWII soldiers

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 11/03/13
Brave Faces: Pittsburgh-born artist is the subject of a new WQED documentary


Elizabeth Black's family discovered copies of about 100 portraits in her collection. WQED is working to find the surviving veterans or descendants who might be interested in these keepsake portraits drawn by Elizabeth during WW2. Please share this page with veterans organizations or others who might help WQED connect these sketches with appreciative families. The gallery is a work in progress. Watch for new portraits and corrected info as we receive it.


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  • WQED first told her story in "Portraits for the Home Front." Now the legacy of Elizabeth Black continues in a new documentary.