Pittsburgh 360: August Wilson Center, Struggle in Selma & Playing It Forward
We focus on the contributions of African Americans to our history and our future. Find out what people in the region are doing to celebrate the work of playwright August Wilson, then learn more about those who marched for their right to vote. We’ll meet a man who crossed racial lines in sports in 1950 and how he’s making a difference in Pittsburgh today before getting a look at an exhibit at the City-County Building aimed at honoring those who are paving the way for future generations.
Pittsburgh 360: August Wilson Center, Struggle in Selma & Playing It Forward aired on Feb 26, 2015.
View more from WQED
Series: Pittsburgh 360
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.
Original airdate: Dec 02, 2010
Chris Fennimore visits Pittsburgh's Fat Club where local chefs meet once a month to share ideas, techniques and review each other's recipes. And Mike Lee tours the recently-opened Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District.
Original airdate: Nov 25, 2010
This episode features a late night trip toPittsburgh's popular Carson Street with Pittsburgh Police, the celebration of a local sports enthusiast holiday, and an inside look at Ken Burns' new show that takes his coverage of America's pastime into "extra innings."
Original airdate: Nov 18, 2010
This episode features a local company which is using solar power to purify and desalinate water, and a group of local non-profits which have developed a program to help some of Pittsburgh's most at-risk teenagers to stay in school and strive for college. Also a visit to a video game production company on Pittsburgh's South Side.
Original airdate: Nov 11, 2010