Who doesn’t want to see what happens when a 2,365 pound pumpkin, the largest grown this year in North America, is dropped 130 feet to the ground?
Chronicle: Remembering 9/11 returns to the hallowed ground in Somerset County, Pa., where “40 brave souls sacrificed everything in our nation’s first blow against foreign terrorism on U.S. soil,” says Jim Parsons, WTAE Pittsburgh’s news director.
One year unemployed. It’s a reality for thousands of Pittsburghers. Hearst’s WTAE brings viewers into the struggles, perseverance and hope of people on the unemployment line, one year into the pandemic.
TV stations owned by Weigel, Nexstar, Sinclair, Gray, Tegna, Hearst, and Sunbeam in markets all over the country are responding to help those in need in their communities with food, toys, clothing, rent assistance and even restaurants hit by the pandemic.
TV stations help their local communities in countless ways, year after year. Right now, the need to help is much greater because of the pandemic. And many stations continue to respond.
“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.
Project Community: Day of Giving, raised $1.2 million, the equivalent of more than 6 million meals for area communities. It was the largest single day fundraising in the station’s 62-year history.
Enrich your taste buds while enriching your mind, you might say. That’s because this week, Chronicle: Brews of the ‘Burgh taps into the rich history and bold future of brewing in western Pennsylvania.
WTAE, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Pittsburgh, spent more than a year to uncover the secretive bid process to lure Amazon’s headquarters, giving viewers an inside view of the station’s ultimately successful court battles culminating in the revelation of an offer of $2 billion in tax incentives.
TV stations have the power to be positive change agents in their communities. Bringing together community leaders to openly discuss issues that divide and unite neighborhoods in a town hall setting can be the first step. Two Hearst affiliates, one in Baltimore and the other in Pittsburgh, are broadcasting town hall meetings that address critical issues facing their communities.