Closing the Gap: WQED Special on Equal Pay For Women Features Commentary From Pitt Law Professor Deborah Brake

In a special WQED segment of Pittsburgh 360 that aired Oct. 2, Pitt Law Professor Deborah Brake offered analysis and commentary along with Sabina Deitrick. Afterward WQED premiered a live talk show special Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay, which also featured commentary from Professor Brake.

The talk show special is the kick-off of a two-year campaign produced by WQED in partnership with the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh. Simultaneously with the live special was an online moderated social screening event where viewers had concurrent discussions about the program.

In part with the special, is the launch of the Closing the Gap website at The advocacy website explores why the pay gap between men and women persists and how to improve it and works to arm women with information and skills to assist them in earning fair pay throughout their own careers and toward a secure retirement.

Professor Brake offers commentary in several videos on the site that provide extra content that did not air on the television program, such as commentary on the Fair Pay Act.

Read more at Closing the Gap

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