WQED has ended production on “LifeQuest” – a program focusing on health and lifestyle since the early 1990s. The decision was made because only one new installment was made each month over the last few years. Lack of funding was the main culprit. “To do a show once a month and air it every week, that doesn’t reflect the level of quality I’d like to see in a show,” said VP of production Darryl Ford Williams to the Post-Gazette.
The program began as “AgeWise Weekly” and originally aired on WQEX on a weekday evening. Its host has always been Eleanor Schano. Although disappointed that the program is being discontinued, Schano intends to write a book which focuses on healthy aging. WQED also hopes that Schano will contribute reports similar to those from “LifeQuest” for “OnQ” segments.