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Pittsburgh’s Image Problem

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 13, 2009: Can the G-20 Help Pittsburgh Remake its Image?

BERLIN — Last May, when White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced that Pittsburgh would be hosting the upcoming G-20 summit, there were audible snickers from the White House press corps.

One reporter asked “Why Pittsburgh?” But what the reporter really wanted to ask was, “Pittsburgh — seriously?”

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