The Comedy Confluence

Pittsburgh is widely known for re-inventing itself: from steel giant to a leader in medicine, technology and education. Now you can add laughter to the list. The city is gaining a national reputation for its contributions to comedy. Pittsburgh comedy venues are not only bringing in more nationally-known acts, but are producing more comics and troupes who are performing across the county. An increasing number of comedians, improvisers, actors and writers are making their way to New York, Los Angeles and Chicago after honing their skills in Pittsburgh. This documentary presents Pittsburgh as a new center of comedy, exploring what it means to be a young comic through the eyes - onstage and off - of five diverse acts.

The Comedy Confluence aired on Jan 14, 2016.


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Series: Specials

This episode continues a series that reports on African American men and boys in positive and mentoring roles. “Media Men” focuses on communications careers. Featured profiles include Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Tony Norman, WQED/PCNC/KDKA Radio host Chris Moore, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review photographer Sidney Davis, and social media networker Alex Simmons.

Original airdate: Feb 25, 2013


Original airdate: Feb 07, 2013


Join WQED-FM radio personalities Jim Cunningham, Anna Singer and Ted Sohier as they commemorate 40 years of classical music and the arts in Pittsburgh. In this celebratory program, local arts leaders reminisce about WQED-FM and there will be performances from nearly 30 local musicians, singers and dancers.

Original airdate: Jan 26, 2013


Join WQED-FM radio personalities Jim Cunningham, Anna Singer and Ted Sohier as they commemorate 40 years of classical music and the arts in Pittsburgh. In this celebratory program, local arts leaders reminisce about WQED-FM and there will be performances from nearly 30 local musicians, singers and dancers.

Original airdate: Jan 26, 2013


Join WQED-FM radio personalities Jim Cunningham, Anna Singer and Ted Sohier as they commemorate 40 years of classical music and the arts in Pittsburgh. In this celebratory program, local arts leaders reminisce about WQED-FM and there will be performances from nearly 30 local musicians, singers and dancers.

Original airdate: Jan 26, 2013


The issues that plague our planet, our global community, are vast and can seem daunting. This means that the next generation of world leaders will have the daunting task of trying to find solutions to these issues. And there are many young, bright movers and shakers who are already doing their part to effect change in our world, and in a big way. Meet these young people and find out how their efforts to effect positive change today are turning them into tomorrow's global leaders.

Original airdate: Jan 03, 2013


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