WPSU announces Comcast 'video on demand' schedule for May/June

May 11, 2011

Comcast cable will offer several shows produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting on its Video on Demand service in the coming weeks.

Available from May 17 to May 30: “Wildlife Photos,” (2007). Joe and Mary Ann McDonald, world-renowned wildlife photographers, talk about their photography, traveling experiences and some close calls with exotic animals.

Available from May 17 to May 30: “Ornamental Pests,” (2006). Learn about some of the pests you are likely to encounter in your landscape and how to address them with Penn State Extension Educator Tom Butzler.

Available from May 17 to June 13: “Our Town Bedford,” (2011). Discover the wonders of Bedford, PA. The 28 stories highlight the local attractions, businesses, history and people of the Bedford area. WPSU learned all about alpacas, banjos, Bedford of 1758, and a fish hatcher. Watch to learn more.

Available through June 6: “How Did It Happen?” (2011). Last week, the largest 24-hour outbreak of tornadoes in recorded U.S. history caused hundreds of fatalities and more than a thousand injuries. How could this still happen given timely warnings and modern technology?

Available through June 13:”Ladies' Detective,” (2011). Internationally acclaimed author and legal expert Alexander McCall Smith has written more than 60 books including the award-winning The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. He talks about his life, travels, and the inspiration for his books.

WPSU serves central Pennsylvania with programming, educational services and community outreach. Its public media services produce, acquire and distribute programs that address local interests and reflect the diverse cultural, political, geographic and demographic characteristics of an audience within central Pennsylvania.

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Last Updated May 11, 2011