Essential Pittsburgh
6:33 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Monday Rundown: Deborah Acklin on 60 Years of WQED and the Future of PBS

A historic marker near WQED headquarters on 5th Ave in Oakland
Credit Eli Pousson / Flickr

  These topics air Monday April 28, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA.

WQED Celebrates 60 years 

Sixty years ago this month WQED went on the air as one of the nation’s first public television stations. With the success of shows like Downton Abbey and the changing television landscape, what does the future hold for the station and PBS? We’ll ask WQED President and CEO Deborah Acklin.

Rediscovering Pittsburgh's Lost Steamboat

How did a perfectly preserved time capsule of 19th century history wind up being discovered in a Kansas cornfield? We’ll get the incredible story behind the Arabia, Pittsburgh’s lost Steamboat, from Leslie Przybylek, lead curator for the Treasures of the Arabia Exhibit at the Senator John Heinz History Center.

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