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21st Century Skills

Future Jobs

Also known as soft skills, these personality traits and behaviors are key to a landing a job and enjoying a successful career.

Why Words Matter


In 2020, people in Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania fought to remove the word "squaw" from signs and landmarks in their borough, after a Native American woman pointed out the offensive nature of the word.

Cartoon Academy

WQED Education

Pittsburgh cartoonist Joe Wos takes students through the creative steps of drawing cartoon characters, while sharing educational facts on the cartoon subjects.

The Nuremberg Trials: Witness to History

Digital Docs

Ed Pherdehirt was one of only a handful of people to witness the beginning months of this landmark period. Now 97 and living in Pittsburgh, he shares his memories of the trial.

A Broken System: Health Care Inequity

WQED Specials

Health disparities are widespread and troubling in Pittsburgh's marginalized communities. We examine the issues, why they exist and explore solutions.

Impactful public affairs programming.

Rick Sebak's classic look at Western Pennsylvania.

Landmarks along the bike trail.

Rick Sebak's tales of greater Pittsburgh.

Documentary shorts from WQED.

Surrounded by great stories.

The region's culinary scene.

Learn to draw cartoon characters.

Spotlight on Pittsburgh musicians.

Trendy Pittsburgh in 60 seconds.

A series on parenting in the digital age.

Local independent film selections.

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Winter on the GAP

The Great Ride

Many hikers and cross-country skiers enjoy snowfall on various sections of the trail between Pittsburgh and Cumberland.

Julia Parsons: WWII Codebreaker

Digital Docs

Julia Parsons kept the secret of her World War II military service for nearly 50 years. A U.S. Navy WAVE, Julia worked to break the Nazi code used to encrypt German U Boat message traffic.

Comfort Food: Baking for the Flight 93 Families

Digital Docs

Western PA bakers lovingly whipped up 12-thousand cookies, recreating a traditional Pittsburgh Cookie Table for families gathering in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

COVID-19 Vaccines: By the Numbers

A Matter of Trust

A look at some of the weekly COVID statistics from the Allegheny County Health Department shows disparities among different racial and ethnic groups.

A Season to Remember

See the poignant story of the 1952 Little League All Star team of Monongahela, Washington County through compelling interviews and rare archival film and photos - leading to a moment of triumph for the "Baseball Boys of Mon City."

Love What You Do: Shy's Story

Blind since birth and on the autism spectrum, Shailen “Shy” Abram of Pittsburgh, is a self-taught pianist and vocalist.

iQ Smartparent: Teachable Moments

WQED Education

Video lessons from local teachers showing students how to create educational projects - from gardening, to coding and more - at home.

Mid-Atlantic EMMY Awards

WQED is honored to have our programs recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. This year, WQED was awarded six Mid-Atlantic EMMY Awards, including Overall Excellence.

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