Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Beaver County part of WQED-TV aerial special - Timesonline.com

WQED-TV viewers will get a bird's-eye view of Beaver Falls, Raccoon Creek State Park, Baden and the Pittsburgh International Airport with the Oct. 4. premiere of "Pittsburgh From the Air II."

The all-aerial sequel, shot with a high-definition gyroscopic camera from a helicopter, visits western Pennsylvania sites and events excluded from last year's original "Pittsburgh From the Air."

Producers didn't omit Beaver County this time.

“The public response to the first installment of 'Pittsburgh From the Air' last year was overwhelming. We were inundated with suggestions on where we should film future episodes, so we decided that a second program was in order,” said WQED president Deborah Acklin. "The people of southwestern Pennsylvania are passionate about their home, and WQED is pleased to be able to respond to that passion for the region through 'Pittsburgh From the Air II.'"

Debuting at 8 p.m., "Pittsburgh From the Air II" will include scenes from seven counties.

There's aerial footage of the Pittsburgh Marathon, Somerset County covered bridges, Youghiogheny River Lake, and several Friday night high-school football games unidentified by WQED in a press release.

Other featured sites include North Park, McKeesport, Oakland, Connellsville Airport, McConnells Mill State Park, Finleyville, Avella, the Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail and the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County.

While the original program filmed predominantly in winter and summer, "Pittsburgh From the Air II" showcases the beauty of western Pennsylvania in autumn and spring.

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