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The (Official) Birth of Pittsburgh March 2016

The (Official) Birth of Pittsburgh

As the city begins to celebrate the 200th anniversary of its incorporation, Rick Sebak discovers what exactly we’re commemorating.

‘Silence’ was Golden February 2016

‘Silence’ was Golden

Rick Sebak revisits “Silence of the Lambs,” the Pittsburgh production that went on to become one of the biggest winners in Oscar history.

Bill Clinton's Most Unusual Visit to Pittsburgh January 2016

Bill Clinton's Most Unusual Visit to Pittsburgh

At the beginning of an election year, Rick Sebak flashes back to an incline ride with former President Bill Clinton and former British Prime Minister John Major.

All Roads Lead to Pittsburgh: Como for the Holidays December 2015

All Roads Lead to Pittsburgh: Como for the Holidays

Rick Sebak recalls memories of Canonsburg’s favorite son.

What Steve Jobs Did During his Three Visits to Pittsburgh November 2015

What Steve Jobs Did During his Three Visits to Pittsburgh

Rick Sebak dives into the deep connections between the city of Pittsburgh and the late tech visionary Steve Jobs.

The Time 'Wrong-Way Corrigan' Came to Town October 2015

The Time 'Wrong-Way Corrigan' Came to Town

The aviator famous for a risky intercontinental journey once planned a Pittsburgh visit.

Influential & Down-to-Earth: Remembering Elsie Hilliard Hillman September 2015

Influential & Down-to-Earth: Remembering Elsie Hilliard Hillman

Rick Sebak recalls his relationship with Pittsburgh’s late philanthropist and activist.

Hidden Pittsburgh Revealed in Bank's Fascinating Archives August 2015

Hidden Pittsburgh Revealed in Bank's Fascinating Archives

Dollar Bank is diving into 160 years of records to create a searchable database to share with historians, universities, genealogists and curious descendants of long-gone ancestors.

Why Kurt Vonnegut Used to Sing in Pittsburgh July 2015

Why Kurt Vonnegut Used to Sing in Pittsburgh

Rick Sebak chronicles several Pittsburgh visits by the outspoken author.

A President Makes Baseball History (and Buys Pants) in Pittsburgh June 2015

A President Makes Baseball History (and Buys Pants) in Pittsburgh

The largest of the nation's presidents left a big impression in Pittsburgh.

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