Episode features Manhattan Parks Quintet Walking Tour in New York; the Iverson Mall Walkers in Maryland; and Docent-led Tours at Baker Canyon in Orange County, Calif.
Burbank, Calif. - June 25, 2013 -KCETLink's original multi-media series, City Walk, premieres episode three of the six-part series in Southern California on KCET, Thursday, June 27 at 10 p.m. and nationally on Link TV on Thursday, July 4 at 7:30 p.m. EST. City Walk continues its spotlight on walkable neighborhoods in major cities while inspiring viewers to discover urban areas by foot and re-connecting us with our bodies.
In this episode, viewers venture back in time and across the continent as the walking revolution spreads from New York to Portland to the trails of Orange County, Calif.
Viewers witness first hand the pedestrian experience over a century ago on the doublewide sidewalks of old New York, then traverse the present day parks of Manhattan, including a visit to a vibrant public park that is not very green.
Viewers are also introduced to a new form of therapy that uses walking to heal the mind, and later discover that the road to happiness is best traveled on foot.
The rugged canyons of Orange County are brought closer to home on a spectacular hike that is best experienced as a participant, rather than an observer; viewers will also explore the streets of Portland and peek in on Portlandia, with former Mayor Sam Adams.
And what do cigarettes and walking have in common? Prepare to be surprised in a unique juxtaposition of 20th century advertising and 21st century medical facts. Lastly, this episode spends a little quality time with the Iverson Mall Walkers, an uncommon group of people who will line dance their way into your heart.
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