Portrayal & Perception: A Community Forum

The multiple-part series explores how the media portrays African American males and how society views them as a result. The episodes also report on people and organizations working to spotlight positive rather than negative images.

WQED's Chris Moore hosts this gathering of citizens, community leaders and the media for a one-hour live discussion. Guests are: Heath Bailey, Principal of Sto-Rox High School, Dr. Rex Crawley, Robert Morris Black Male Leadership Development initiative, Kevin Carter, CEO Adonai Center for Black Males, Esther Bush, Pres. & CEO of the Urban League, Dr. Darius D. Prier, Duquesne University School of Education; Educational Foundations & Leadership. 

Portrayal & Perception: A Community Forum aired on Oct 25, 2012.


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Original airdate: Mar 12, 2013


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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


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