2018 Smart Talk Road Trips

  • By Scott LaMar, Executive Producer
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, December 28, 2018:

The first of three Top Stories of 2018 on Smart Talk episodes airs Wednesday. 

Smart Talk Road Trips have become some of the most anticipated programs produced all year.  The show visits interesting places throughout the region and the state to discuss issues, history and other compelling topics.  A live audience at the Road Trips brings more energy.

We’ll highlight three Road Trips Friday.

Last March, we travelled to Pittsburgh and the Senator John Heinz History Center where there was an exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.  Fred Rogers is a Pittsburgh icon and the exhibit displayed many of the original set pieces from his pioneering children’s TV show.  On Smart Talk, we spoke with Deborah Acklin, President & CEO WQED Multimedia; Paul Siefkin-President, Fred Rogers Company on the program.

In October, we made a Road Trip to Bethany Village in Mechanicsburg where we had an interesting conversation with four residents who talked about aging.

Finally, the George Spangler Farm in Gettysburg is where we discussed civility last July.  The occasion was the 75th anniversary of the Eternal Peace Light at Gettysburg.

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