Tentatively scheduled for Sept. 21, the History Channel's “Modern Marvels” program will be showing an updated version of the “History of Plumbing: Arteries of Civilization” episode. Originally aired in 1997 and rerun numerous times, “History of Plumbing” is based on PM magazine's series of that title that ran in the 1980s and 1990s. Narrators include PM Editorial Director Jim Olsztynski, PM columnist Julius Ballanco and various other plumbing industry citizens, including advertising and marketing executive Dave Weiner and former PHCC-NA president Bob Kreutzer.
The new version will include footage recently shot in the Chicago area of modern home plumbing using facilities of the UA Plumbers Local 501, and the Insignia plumbing showroom in Barrington, Ill. Program date and times may vary in different locales.