PITTSBURGH, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you want to buy really fresh salad greens or perfectly ripe raspberries or a culinary surprise of the best sort, you want to find an old-fashioned market, like a farmers' market or a vintage market house with a variety of vendors inside. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070629/DCF040 ) If you want to watch a crunchy, sweet and delicious celebration of such places across the U.S.A., you will want to see "To Market To Market To Buy A Fat Pig," premiering Wednesday, August 1, on most PBS stations at 8 p.m. (check local listings.) Produced by Rick Sebak of WQED Pittsburgh, "To Market To Market To Buy A Fat Pig" is the latest in a sporadic set of public television specials that identify and applaud some often overlooked aspects of American culture. "This time we wanted to talk to buyers and sellers, foodies and farmers. We wanted to check out the scrumptious eccentricities of American markets," said Sebak. "We don't include some of the major markets that are celebrated regularly on cable networks. We tried to go instead to unexpected locations and less familiar food spots." "To Market To Market To Buy A Fat Pig" was made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and by the contributions to PBS stations from viewers across the United States. WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for Station Excellence and eight other Emmy Awards in 2006, creates, produces and distributes quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within its community and around the world. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED-DT; The WQED Neighborhood Channel; WQED- HD; WQEX-TV (A Shop NBC affiliate); WQED-FM/Pittsburgh; WQEJ-FM/Johnstown; a publishing division that includes PITTSBURGH magazine; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (http://www.wqed.org); and the WQED Education and Community Resource Center.
SOURCE WQED Pittsburgh