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PA Healthy Kids: Back to Basics
An OnQ Special Report
This one hour special airing across Pennsylvania focuses on helping kids deal with key issues that impact their health: bullying, self esteem, preventing childhood obesity with physical activity and better nutrition, and grieving the loss of a family member or friend.
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Pennsylvania Primary: A WQED Town Hall Meeting with Jim Lehrer
While Pennsylvania presidential campaigns usually begin in Philadelphia, they don't end there.  What do these candidates know about our region?  What do we want them to know?  What can they do to make it better? The Newshour's Jim Lehrer will host a town hall meeting along with a guest panel of politicians, education leaders, philanthropists, foundation heads, high-profile members of the media, and community leaders.

Pennsylvania Quilts
Viewers across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania will see all kinds of quilts - and the wide variety of people who make them - in WQED Multimedia's local program, "Pennsylvania Quilts."
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Pittsburgh From the Air
(Part I)
WQED presents Pittsburgh From The Air in partnership with United States Steel Corporation. This WQED production takes viewers on an aerial sightseeing tour of some of the most visually stunning attractions in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Skyscrapers and rivers, universities, mountains, pastures and parkways are all shot using the latest aerial camera technology.
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Pittsburgh G20 Summit
An OnQ Special Edition
OnQ and WQED Pittsburgh present a week of coverage of the 2009 G20 Summit, examining why Pittsburgh was chosen as a location, the city's example of economic recovery, protests, event coverage, and a live town hall meeting.
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Pittsburgh People Changing Lives
An OnQ Special Series
These OnQ reports spotlight people who are making a difference in this region. Whether it's doing hands-on community work, mentoring young people, or serving as a role model for people with disabilities - the attributes go on and on. With so much negativity in the media, OnQ viewers enjoy these profiles that spotlight the positive in our viewing area.
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Portrayal and Perception: African American Men and Boys
This multiple episode series explores how the media portrays African American males and how society views them as a result. The episodes also report on people and organizations working to spotlight positive rather than negative images.
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Power of 32
32 counties, One vision, the Power of Regional Thinking. In this special, one hour town hall meeting, representatives of the Power of 32 lay out their goals and strategies for 32 counties in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, the West Virginia Panhandle, and Western Maryland. The goal is to create one vibrant region by 2025 by sharing resources and planning in six key areas, the environment, education, transportation and infrastructure, people and communities, governance, and the economy.
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Quirky Collections
An OnQ Special Edition
Their collections are fun, far-out, fascinating and yes, a little quirky. OnQ contributor Dave Crawley showcases unusual museums and collectors in Western Pennsylvania, including the Bayernhof Museum in O'Hara Township, Hammer Museum and Simpler Times Museum in Forest County, Tyred Wheels Museum, Nifty Fifties Diner and the "Earring Lady" in Venango County.
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Return to the Roots of Civil Rights
An OnQ Special Edition
For eight days in June, a group of Western Pennsylvanians journeyed to the sites of America's Civil Rights struggle. The "Return to the Roots of Civil Rights Bus Tour" covered nearly 2,600 miles, traveling from Beaver Falls to the Deep South.
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Road to the White House
An OnQ Political Special
With the Pennsylvania primary election just around the corner, political advisors and concerned citizens weigh in with the OnQ team to talk about the candidates, the issues, and the national impact of the election.

Rx For Healthier Living
An OnQ Special Edition
OnQ focuses on medical issues in Pittsburgh's African-American community.
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