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TV Notes: 12/21/02

Saturday, December 21, 2002

By Rob Owen, Post-Gazette TV Editor

Wean leaves WQED

Carolyn Wean, vice president of special projects at WQED Multimedia, will leave the company to spend more time with her family in California.

Wean joined WQED in 1995 and helped develop "On Q." During her tenure she once held the title of vice president production and business development.

She hired Deborah Acklin, who left the station to work for National Geographic Channel for a few years. Acklin returned this fall and was given the title of senior vice president of production and technology. Wean became vice president of special projects and most recently worked on the development of WQED's documentary on the French and Indian War, a project she will remain involved with.

Prior to working at WQED, Wean was general manager at KPIX in San Francisco. Before that she was general manager at Pittsburgh's KDKA, where she also once worked as news director.

Wean did not return a call seeking comment.

WTAE health special

Channel 4 will air a "Healthy 4 Life" special Friday at 8 p.m. "New Year, New You," looks at "common lifestyle problems, like smoking, overeating and a lack of exercise." In addition, Sally Wiggin talks to golf legend Arnold Palmer about his fight to quit smoking.

Channel surfing

"The Rob Nelson Show," which airs at 1 p.m. on WCWB, has been canceled. ... Former soft porn star Brian Heidik won "Survivor: Thailand" Thursday night. ... Friends Flo and Zach won "The Amazing Race" Wednesday night.

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