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Award-winning JMA Documentary on Josh Gibson to Air on WQED-TV

The award-winning documentary, Josh Gibson: Legend Behind the Plate, which was produced by Duquesne journalism and multimedia students, will be shown on WQED-TV Thursday, April 21.


The show will be aired at 8 p.m. on the local public television station.

The show documents the story of Negro Leagues slugger Josh Gibson, often called the greatest baseball player of his day, playing for the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords, as well as in leagues abroad in the 1930s and 1940s.  In 1947, only three months after Gibson’s untimely death at the age of 35, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

The Telly Award-winning show was made in cooperation with the Pittsburgh-based Josh Gibson Foundation and received extensive coverage in local outlets and in the New York Times.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.