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Pete and Scott

WQED Sessions

From Anderson Music Academy in McMurray, PA, we present two of Pittsburgh's most-respected musicians: Pete and Scott (Hewlett Anderson).

The Air That We Breathe

The region’s air quality has been an issue for decades. And while it’s certainly cleaner than in the past, there are present-day pollution sources that threaten marginalized communities and us all.

Taste of Fame


Tickets are available to cook along with chef Lidia Bastianich at this virtual Event.


Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explore the life and work of the legendary writer and his enduring influence on literature and culture.

Square Café

Pittsburgh Eats

For over 15 years, Square Café has provided Pittsburgh neighborhoods with inventive coffee, breakfast and lunch options, in their own fun and colorful way.

Keep Pittsburgh Dope

Digital Docs

Social media platform Keep Pittsburgh Dope showcases the unique people of Pittsburgh through street photography.

In Memoriam: Elsie Henderson

The legendary cook and meal planner for the Kaufmann family at Fallingwater died March 20, 2021 at the age of 107. Mrs. Henderson also spent years cooking for the Heinz, Mellon and Kennedy families.


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Home Spun

Pittsburgh 360

Enjoy a visit to Stramba Alpaca Farm and Fiber Mill in Wampum, Lawrence County. This family-owned mill processes its own farm-grown alpaca fiber to create a variety of products.

Aviation Technicians

Future Jobs

There are many different facets of being an aircraft mechanic, and demand is on the rise. Hear about this career and more!

Roots Run Deep

Pittsburgh 360

A unique exhibit in Pittsburgh is exploring how contemporary Black hairstyles are tied to tradition.

Achieva Early Learning Infant Massage

Infant massage can help calm and soothe fussy babies, ease digestive issues and more. WQED EDU is excited to collaborate with Achieva Early Intervention on a groundbreaking new series.

Black Horizons from the Archive

A look back at Black Horizons, WQED's long-running Black public affairs programs, with digitally re-mastered segments and interviews with memorable, and in some cases, iconic guests.

Cam Chambers

WQED Sessions

Soul singer and New Kensington native Cam Chambers gives us a live performance of the song "Nuedae" at the historic Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

Family Portrait

Digital Docs

At the age of 84, Fred Kenderson reflects on his remarkable career, during which he became one of Pittsburgh's first corporate photographers. His daughter, Cynthia, is now carrying on the family tradition.

Fudge Farm

Pittsburgh Eats

Fudge Farm is as much a part of the South Side culture as the bars its shakes are named for.


Digital Docs

Explore the life and work of Pittsburgh photographer Mikael Owunna. His portraits - a fascinating combination of engineering and optics - of the Black body are driven by his identity as a queer Nigerian.

What is a President?

Our American Democracy

As the United States steps into a new year with a new president, WQED's "Our American Democracy" explores some of the issues and struggles this new era will bring.

Aviary Artist

Pittsburgh 360

Recently, one of the aviary's mammals is getting a lot of attention. Hang out with “Valentino,” the painting sloth who has brushed his way into the hearts of visitors.

Nicholas Coffee & Tea

Pittsburgh Eats

Owned and operated by the same family since 1919, this shop in Market Square offers a wide variety of teas, cigars and over 100 flavors of coffee.

Pittsburghers on Racism and Resilience


Pittsburghers of different racial and ethnic backgrounds share their encounters with racism and discrimination in this region.

A Neighborhood of Learning

See how WQED partnered with the Laurel Highlands School District to enhance learning across all grades.

Out of the Woods

With fascinating photography and interviews, this documentary takes viewers to historic sites including Fort Ligonier, Fort Necessity, Fort Pitt, Bushy Run Battlefield, Braddock's Battlefield, and historic Hanna's Town.

Maggie's Farm Rum

Pittsburgh Eats

During the holidays, this independent craft rum distiller's famous "secret recipe" eggnog is a customer favorite.

Sree's Foods

Pittsburgh Eats

Sree's cuisine originates in the ancient southern Indian city of Hyderabad, and reflects the principles of Ayurveda, which means "Science of Life."

Family Tree

Pittsburgh 360

Deep in Pennsylvania hardwood country, four generations of the Hickman family have become a world-wide distributor of top-quality woods.

Childhood Lost

A new documentary shining a light on Adultification: the perception that African American girls are more adult and less in need of support and care than girls of a different race.

An Unlikely Refuge

As a follow-up to WQED’s PBS national documentary, “Harbor from the Holocaust” this 30-minute local documentary examines the Pittsburgh connections to a little-known story of Jews who found refuge in Shanghai during the Holocaust.

Behind Enemy Lines

A Pilot's Story of Survival

Shot down two weeks before D-Day, P-47 fighter pilot Wally King experienced turmoil first-hand. Now 97 and living in New Wilmington, PA, he relives the uncertainty and desperation, along with unexpected moments of humanity.

Starved: Our Food Insecurity Crisis

More than a million people in Pennsylvania are hungry because they cannot afford or do not have access to healthy food. WQED examines food insecurity affecting thousands in the region.

Emma Writt

In Pittsburgh's African American community, the suffrage movement was vibrant, and it grew out of women's reading clubs. Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

The Longwell House

Pittsburgh 360

Efforts are underway in Monongahela, Washington County to renovate a landmark home built in 1872, as a permanent site for the town’s historical society.

Happy Day Dessert Factory

Pittsburgh Eats

Named after a song his grandmother always sang, owner Galen Moorer Jr. offers fresh, homemade confections year round at this North Side treat shop!

Jon Bindley

WQED Sessions

This episode features the song "Future Tripping" by Jon Bindley of Bindley Hardware Co.

Phat Man Dee

WQED Sessions

This episode features the song stylings of Phat Man Dee, a cosmic jazz cabaret vocalist, band leader and music educator.

SOS: Support Our Schools

WQED Education

A new universally-designed project that engages students for a period of ten days and crosses curriculum areas to address grade level standards in multiple subject areas.

Learning at Home

WQED Education

This school year is going to be unlike any other. WQED has online resources for parents, educators, students and caregivers.