“Every conversation we share brings us closer to a deeper understanding of our neighbors and the issue of race in our city,” said Charles W. Wolfertz III, WTAE general manager.
While Pittsburgh is often on “most livable” cities lists, it’s a different story for the Black community there.
Chronicle: Being Black in Pittsburgh, shows viewers experiences in the Steel City through the lens of Black residents.
This special Chronicle episode, airing Friday night at 8 on WTAE, Hearst’s ABC affiliate, takes a fresh look at the historical roots of the city, exploring the impact of the underground railroad that helped guide escaped slaves to freedom in Pittsburgh.
It showcases the emerging young voices on the front lines of progress, pulls back the curtain on the unfair challenges parents face raising black youth and reveals the startling odds stacked against local black women.
“Every conversation we share brings us closer to a deeper understanding of our neighbors and the issue of race in our city,” said Charles W. Wolfertz III, WTAE’s general manager.
“Our station is humbled to be part of the change which must occur in our collective quest for racial equity.”
NOTE: In addition to its October 23 premiere, Chronicle: Being Black in Pittsburgh will be rebroadcast on Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. Viewers can also watch an encore presentation on Cozi TV on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 26 at 8 p.m.
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