WPSU announces Comcast 'video on demand' schedule for Jan/Feb

January 25, 2011

Comcast cable will offer several shows produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting on its Video on Demand service from now until Feb. 28.

Available through Feb. 28: “Healthy Aging,” (2011). As we grow older, we experience an increasing number of major life events, including retirement, loss of loved ones, and the physical changes of aging. How we handle these changes is the key to aging well. Join the discussion as experts talk about healthy aging.

Available through Feb. 21: “Sleepyheads,” (2008). Americans sleep an average of two hours less per day compared to 50 years ago. Tim Lucas explains why we need more sleep, how dreams affect our sleep, and how to recognize signs of sleep disorders.

Available from Feb. 1 to 11: “Icing Your Day,” (2008). A closer look at three ways that super-cooled water and water vapor in the air can deposit as ice on the surface, from glaze ice to black ice to rime ice.

Available from Feb. 1 to 11: “Slinky,” (2007). As the slogan says, everyone loves a Slinky. This stair-walking spring toy was invented by a Penn State alumnus and mechanical engineer. Learn about the history and producer of this now 60-year-old amusement for the young and the young at heart.

Available from Feb. 1 to  21: “Inside THON,” (2008). How can college students help to fund pediatric cancer research? Penn State President Graham Spanier speaks with the organizers of THON and the kids who benefit from it.

Available from Feb. 1 to 21: “Access THON '10,” (2010). Student Reporter Kylie Nellis dances 46 hours for the kids at THON. Also, Penn State athletes break it down on stage during athlete hour.

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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