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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Noting the passing of prominent Pittsburghers
A little over a year ago, on a frigid Saturday in January, I had what you might call a date with destiny. I’d agreed to meet three men in a bar in East Liberty. I’d never been there, but I’d read about the place. As I looked for the street and then the…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2008
  • Sub Heading Into Pittsburgh
As the celebratory sun sets on Pittsburgh’s 250th anniversary, an exhibit has opened at the Heinz History Center that shows an area of shadow older than the city itself: slavery. Pittsburgh’s membership in the league of heroic Northern cities that helped with the Underground Railroad remains, but without its pristine, stainless status. Instead,…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2009
For those of us raising families in the 1970s and 1980s, Fred Rogers was that patient, soft-​spoken gentleman who made extraordinary connections to our children on the same TV set that usually carried appallingly bad programming. Fred certainly was that wonderful television teacher, but he was much more. He was the genius behind…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2010
  • Sub Heading The work of the Fred Rogers Center
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