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Dreamweaver Marketing News, Election 2016: Education airs Thursday, May 26 on WQED

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May 18, 2016                                                                                                                      412-622-1366


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PITTSBURGH – WQED’s Chris Moore hosts the fourth in a series of local discussion programs focusing on important issues this election year. Election 2016: Education airs Thursday, May 26 at 8pm on WQED-TV.

In this month's Election 2016 program, the focus is education. Host Chris Moore and panelists will take a closer look at subjects like Common Core, the National School Lunch Program and the escalating costs of higher education.

WQED’s Chris Moore will moderate a panel discussion that includes:

·       Linda Hippert, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Allegheny Intermediate Unit

·       Ashley Woodson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

Each month, WQED’s Election 2016 devotes the entire 30-minutes to a specific topic - chosen based on election polling and issues that are of interest to the Pittsburgh region.

Viewers can access to view past episodes and other election-related content, including an interview with Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro Cortes on the importance of voter registration.

The first special Election 2016: The Economy and Jobs aired February 25 followed by Election 2016: Health Care on March 31 and Election 2016: National Security on April 21.

About WQED
WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 151 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including three Emmy® Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster.  WQED changes lives by creating and sharing outstanding public media that educates, entertains, and inspires.  It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED World; WQED Create; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive ( and iQ: smartmedia, WQED’s Educational initiative (
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George Hazimanolis
Senior Director of Corporate Communications
WQED Multimedia
4802 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15213
412-622-1366 office
412-370-8802 cell

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