Pittsburgh 360: Pilgrimage for Peace, Secret of their Success, Barbie & Teddy Bear Hospital
In this episode of Pittsburgh 360, Michael Bartley reports on a eight day interfaith pilgrimage to Rome and Israel led by Pittsburgh Catholic Bishop David Zubik and Rodef Shalom Rabbi Aaron Bisno. Also, Tonia Caruso visits local company, DDI, which is considered one of America's best places to work.Viewers also meet a Carnegie Mellon University graduate who played an instrumental role in designing the look of a new "Barbie" doll, modeled after a Computer Engineer in Beauty, Brains and Barbie. Finally, we visit a Lawrenceville woman who repairs worn teddy bears in her teddy bear hospital.
Pittsburgh 360: Pilgrimage for Peace, Secret of their Success, Barbie & Teddy Bear Hospital aired on Dec 02, 2010.
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In this episode, Tonia Caruso visitsThe Captain Thomas Espy Post in Carnegie, which was a meeting place for Civil War union soldiers.This time capsule and American treasure tucked away on the top floor of the Carnegie Library and Music Hall has been painstakingly restored and now re-opened. Also, Michael Bartley has the story of a local Eagle Scout whose community service project involved the saving, cleaning, and donating of all of the hats tossed on the ice when there is a hat trick at Pittsburgh Penguins hockey games.
Original airdate: Feb 10, 2011
In this episode, Michael Bartley sits down with Dr. Linda Lane, the new superintendent of Pittsburgh Public schools to learn her priorities and visions for the district. Also, viewers meet local jazz musician Lou Schreiber. Blind since birth, this 63 year old Bellevue musical genius has played with some of the greatest musicians who've ever lived. Also, in another installment of his "Behind the Line" series, Chris Fennimore profiles Kevin Sousa, owner of the newly opened and critically acclaimed Salt of the Earth restaurant in Garfield.
Original airdate: Feb 03, 2011
In this episode, Tonia Caruso visits 5 Generations Bakers which has revived the Jenny Lee label known so well in Western Pennsylvania for decades. Also, contributor Beth Dolinar visits the Laughlin Children's Center in Sewickley, PA to learn about their work with children across Western Pennsylvania. Finally, contributor Doug Oster takes viewers to a local school district where the students get a first hand lesson in composting at the school's cafeteria.
Original airdate: Jan 27, 2011
In this episode, Michael Bartley introduces viewers to a local teen who turned to weight loss surgery to shed 140 pounds and change his life. Also, viewers will meet a local metalsmith who is making jewelry inspired by the local dialect known as "Pittsburghese." Plus, the story of two Carnegie Mellon alumni who started Bossa Nova Robotics where they combine their love of music and science to produce amazing robotic toys.
Original airdate: Jan 13, 2011
This premiere episode of Pittsburgh360 features the Vatican Splendors exhibit at the Heinz History Center, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's support of school music programs in the Pittsburgh region.
Original airdate: Dec 23, 2010
In this episode, Tonia Caruso visits Drunken Angels, the newly opened clothing, jewelry and art storeof a local woman who spent part of the 1990's sleeping under a bridge. Also, in a new series "Behind the Line," Chris Fennimore profiles another one of Pittsburgh's great chefs, Andrew Hebson at the Sonoma Grille. And Michael Bartley introduces viewers to a Fox Chapel woman who creates holiday wreaths from Christmas tree ornaments.
Original airdate: Dec 16, 2010