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Two area television news directors and a local WQED producer are among the newly elected board of governors for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Mid-Atlantic chapter.

David Solomon, WQED-TV executive producer of local production, will be the chapter's president for a one-year term. He had been NATAS awards chair for four years and a governor-at-large for two.

KDKA-TV's Anne Linaberger and WPXI-TV's Mike Oliveira will serve two-year terms through 2015.

Mid-Atlantic NATAS serves a region that includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

• The third in a series of WQED-TV's "iQ: smartparent" debuts Thursday at 8 p.m.

"Health, Wellness and Technology" covers healthy habits for families and how technology impacts well-being. It will include discussion of ways families can use apps, games and other media to stay healthy and enjoy the outdoors.

Guests include Deborah Gilboa, a board-certified family physician and host of "iQ: smartparent"; Kara S. Hugan, M.D., an endocrinologist at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC; Jacqueline Ely, a registered dietitian and nutritional counselor at Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center, Washington Health System; Richard V. Piacentini, executive director of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and Let's Move Pittsburgh; Adriane Harrison of Venture Outdoors; and Christine Robins, CEO of BodyMedia Inc., Pittsburgh.

The program will be rebroadcast at 3 p.m. June 23 and made available Thursday at wqed.org/smartparent.

• For 10 days beginning Thursday, WQED-TV is airing a collection of narratives and documentaries in honor of Gay & Lesbian Pride Month, beginning with the Independent Lens film "Love Free or Die" at 10 p.m. Gene Robinson, the nation's first openly gay Episcopal bishop, is the subject.

Also among the offerings are the American Experience special, "Stonewall Uprising" (3 p.m. June 30), and "Inlaws and Outlaws" (1 p.m. June 30), a film that focuses on the experiences of everyday storytellers ages 4 to 80. The political debate of same-sex marriage also is examined.

• "Composers Datebook" returns to early morning on Monday. The popular WQED radio feature had been moved to the 10 a.m.-3 p.m. slot, but listeners made it known they missed it. So it will run at 5:59 a.m. weekdays, as well as in the later slots.


Maria Sciullo: msciullo@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1478 or @MariaSciulloPG.


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