Kennywood Behind the Screams: Rick Sebak and Brian Butko

Kennywood Behind the Screams: Rick Sebak and Brian Butko

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Kennywood Behind the Screams: Rick Sebak and Brian Butko

Kennywood Behind the Screams: Rick Sebak and Brian Butko

Sat, Mar 21, 2020, 12:00pm
  • Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Carnegie Mellon University
  • Trust Arts Education Center

This event is a Core Conversation at the 2020 Pittsburgh Humanities Festival. See the full Core Conversation lineup here.

Did you grow up screaming on the Jack Rabbit? Do you remember riding the Steel Phantom? Relive some of your favorite Kennywood memories and learn about the park's history in a discussion with author and historian Brian Butko and WQED documentarian Rick Sebak.

Brian Butko has been researching and writing about popular history since the 1980's including diners, roadside attractions, Isaly's dairy and its Klondike bar, the Lincoln Highway, and Kennywood Park. He is also the editor of Western Pennsylvania History magazine and designer of the Society for Commercial Archeology Journal.

Rick Sebak makes unusual television programs. His slightly wacky documentaries celebrate various aspects of modern American life and the unexpected charms of Pittsburgh. Audiences have learned to recognize his friendly narrative style and the unusual topics that he obviously loves. PBS stations around the country often rebroadcast Rick's programs because audiences respond so favorably to the quirky blend of Americana, places and personalities.

Run Time: 60 minutes

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