City Walk | KCET
"City Walk" is a unique series that reveals the way walking is transforming cities across America, and in the process, re-connecting us to our bodies, our civic values, and public space.
The series consists of 30-minute episodes exploring various aspects of pedestrian life in cities including: Los Angeles, Portland, Boston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and New York. As the show explores the "walkability" of these communities, viewers learn about American history by exploring culturally rich neighborhoods, stunning architecture, monuments and beautiful parks that have helped define the character of each city.
Season 1, Episode 1
The premiere episode of City Walk shines a spotlight on the most exotic and exciting walks in America, and travels to cities across the country that are currently transforming themselves into more walkable communities. With stops in Pasadena, Washington D.C., and New York City, the episode offers a personalized look at the changing landscape for pedestrians. We also discover how walking rehabilitation helped teenager Daniela recover from a sudden stroke, and how technology that once promised an easy future may now be harmful to your health.
Season 1, Episode 2
This episode of "City Walk" journeys from Los Angeles to Boston. We take a closer look at something many of us take for granted -- our own two feet. The series will take a look at the city wide cycling/walking extravaganza known as Ciclavia in Los Angeles, the pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and public transportation system of San Francisco, and Boston's string of urban parks known as the Emerald Necklace, and the newly completed Greenway in the heart of the city.
Season 1, Episode 3
The walking revolution spreads across the country, from New York City parks to the rugged canyon trails of Orange County. Along the way, meet Maryland's Iverson Mall Walkers..
We 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 space where we’re surprised to find out that not every park is green.
Season 1, Episode 4
This episode of "City Walk" begins with a Big Parade in Los Angeles and then boldly strides from Austin to Atlanta, as communities everywhere embrace the walking revolution.
There are over 300 staircases in the city of Los Angeles and during the Big Parade, a resilient group of City Walkers led by Los Angeles journalist Dan Koeppel is determined to climb them all.
Season 1, Episode 5
In this episode of "City Walk," saunter along the hidden shorelines of Manhattan before stopping in Denver, Portland, and Washington DC to join communities across America rediscovering their sidewalks and trails.
For 22 years, loyal diners have been flocking to the beloved Jun Won in Koreatown where Owner Yong Won Jun brings much more than just Korean BBQ to his hungry customers. In the midst of success, however, the Jun family is faced with a grueling challenge.
For Chefs Debbie Michail and Wafa Ghreir, food is a way to link back to their Middle-Eastern culture. To have the opportunity to enjoy their meals is to gain an understanding of Middle-Eastern traditions.
The Yurok, Karuk, and Hupa peoples have maintained a close relationship with the Klamath River. They have secured traditional fishing rights and mobilized against the threats of dams and agriculture, setting an example for Native environmental rights.