It’s a Pittsburgh time of year

September 4, 2009

Every now then a city has its moment in the sun, a time when it can bask in the glory of collective American attention, a span when…¬†well, you get the idea.

Now is that time for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, “the city of bridges” where steel was once king.

Why? Because three events this month involving President Barack Obama are intimately connected to Pittsburgh. HOCKEY/

It all starts on Sept. 10 when the Pittsburgh Penguins visit the White House to be hailed by Obama for winning this year’s Stanley Cup, the professional hockey trophy.

Then Obama travels to Pittsburgh on Sept. 15 to speak to the AFL-CIO convention.

And then he returns to Pittsburgh Sept. 24-25 to preside over the Group of 20 summit there.

It sounds like a nice place.

The Economist this year named it the most livable city in the United States and the 29th most livable city worldwide.

Photo credit: Reuters/Todd Korol (Sidney Crosby of Pittsburgh Penguins)


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And how does this impact the rest of the US? Hmm, it doesn’t.

Posted by Frank | Report as abusive

We knew that all along!! Go Steelers!

Posted by Mary Anne Rahm | Report as abusive

In response to the first post, I think the G20 affects not only the whole country but the world…………

Posted by Robert Mushinsky | Report as abusive