"Perils for Pedestrians" TV Marathon This Saturday

A five hour marathon of the public affairs television series "Perils For Pedestrians" is available on satellite this Saturday.

Bethesda, MD, July 10, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Saturday, July 12, 2008, The Universityhouse Channel will host a five hour marathon of the award-winning series, "Perils For Pedestrians". Ten of the most popular episodes will be played back to back from 7:00 PM to midnight EDT (4:00 PM to 9:00 PM PDT). Universityhouse is located at Channel 9411 on DISH Network satellite television.

"Perils For Pedestrians" is on public access cable channels in 130 cities. It is regularly scheduled for Tuesdays at 9:30 PM EDT (6:30 PM PDT) on The Universityhouse Channel. Although there have been marathons before on some of the cable channels, the five hour marathon on Saturday is the first for satellite viewers.

John Z Wetmore, host and producer of "Perils For Pedestrians", has conducted interviews in all 50 states, 4 Canadian provinces, and 8 countries overseas. Guests include advocates, planners, engineers, academics, and public officials. Topics include anything related to walking and bicycling, such as intersection design, urban planning, safe routes to school, and public health. The television series has a companion website, www.pedestrians.org .

The ten episodes featured in the marathon include trips to London, Dublin, Zurich, New York, Illinois, California, and ten other states. Questions explored include: the importance of walking for emergency evacuation; the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act to sidewalk infrastructure; non-motorized transportation and climate change; and the status of bicycles in engineering education.

For those who miss the marathon, past episodes are archived on Google Video. Between public access cable channels, satellite broadcasts, and the Internet archive, the series is readily available to anyone wanting to know more about issues affecting pedestrians.

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