WQED building, Pittsburgh, PA, 1963.
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People stand in line waiting to enter a building.

Credit: Courtesy of Pittsburgh Post Gazette

After acquiring local television station WENS-TV, WQED changes its call letters to WQEX and returned it to the airwaves in 1963 for use as its secondary channel for educational programs. On a chilly Sunday in 1963, more than 5,000 people jammed WQED's Fifth Avenue building to tour the new station.

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