If you are a fan of PBS programming and want to catch a glimpse of some of our professors, check this out. Lori Jakiela, professor of English and Creative Writing, and her husband, Dave Newman, a 1993 Pitt-Greensburg alumnus, are among the writers featured in a Rick Sebeck documentary called People Who’ve Written Books Around Here. The program showcases Pittsburgh writers and airs Thursday, April 26, at 8 p.m. on Pittsburgh PBS-affiliate WQED-TV. You can catch a glimpse of Jakiela in the trailer for the show. Jakiela also was one of the writers looking for votes in Pittsburgh Magazine’s “Best of the Burgh” competition. Voting took place through April 20. Winners will be announced in July.
Sayre Greenfield, PhD, professor of English, and his wife Linda Troost, PhD, have a cameo appearance in the official trailer promoting PBS’s Great American Read series. Visit http://bit.ly/Greenfield-GrtAmerRead and you can catch them at the 00:43 mark where they share their favorite novel, Pride & Prejudice (Jane Austin). The series premieres May 22 and introduces America’s 100 best-loved novels while exploring the way these novels affect, reflect, and connect us all.