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.
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Series: Pittsburgh 360
In this episode, Chris Fennimore visits a Forest Hills bakery, whose custom cakes are works of art. Michael Bartley goes behind the scenes at the Lawrenceville cookie tour, and Pittsburgh 360 takes you to an out of the way restaurant with just one chef, and a reservation list four weeks long!
Original airdate: Dec 22, 2011
We’ll meet a local minister who uses the arts to keep teens away from trouble then go for a tour of a Faberge art exhibit. A local inventor shows how to easily synchronize holiday lights to music and we’ll highlight an exhibit of pictures of Pittsburgh, shot by photographers who know the city best.
Original airdate: Dec 15, 2011
The legacy of a young leukemia victim is profiled then we take you on a tour of the Sarah Heinz House which has been an outlet for Pittsburgh’s young people for more than a century. And we’ll go behind the scenes of a local singing competition where the winner will get the chance to perform with the Pittsburgh Opera.
Original airdate: Dec 08, 2011
Pittsburgh 360: Pulling Together, Behind the Line: Root 174 & Panther Hollow: An Artist’s Inspiration
We’ll find out what brought siblings together to compete on a high school rowing team then go into the kitchen with the chef behind Root 174 restaurant in Regent Square. We meet a local artist who finds inspiration in Panther Hollow before taking a glimpse at an exhibit centered around the history of the American flag.
Original airdate: Nov 17, 2011
Chris Fennimore tells the story of the handmade American flag his father stitched while serving during World War II. Then we’ll introduce you to a local veteran who survived the D-Day landings and the Battle of the Bulge before taking you on a tour of the historic Mansions on Fifth Avenue in Shadyside.
Original airdate: Nov 10, 2011
In this episode we bring you a report on the Power of 32 initiative, a project aimed at increasing the financial, political and intellectual power in 32 counties in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, the West Virginia Panhandle, and Western Maryland.
Original airdate: Nov 03, 2011