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

May 06, 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 10 to May 23: “Spring Songbirds,” (2000). The sweet melodies of songbirds signal the end of winter. Discover the unusual habits of the springtime birds and join conservationists on a quest to preserve their habitat.

Available from May 10 to May 23: “Tsunami Science,” (2011). The powerful earthquake on March 11, 2011 near Japan generated a tsunami that had significant effects even across the Pacific Ocean. What happened along the U.S. West Coast, and how are tsunamis detected and forecast?

Available through May 30: “Chernobyl 25th,” (2011). This week marks the 25th anniversary of the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl, a disaster in which meteorology provided the initial evidence of a radioactive leak even before the Soviets admitted there was a problem.

Available from May 10 to June 6: “Self-Injury,” (2008). Cutting is becoming increasingly more common among the youth of our nation. Hear psychiatrist Candace Good discuss the different types of self-injury, and find out how to identify such behavior.

Available through June 6: “Village Restoration," (2008). Village Restoration is a company that specializes in period construction, including methods that date back to the Revolutionary War. Join Charlie Gudeman to watch history come back to life.

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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