Cable television’s The History Channel will repeat its one-hour documentary entitled "Plumbing: The Arteries of Civilization," at 10:00 p.m. eastern time, on December 17, 1998. The show will repeat at 2:00 a.m. the following morning.

Originally televised September 2 as part of The History Channel’s Modern Marvels series, the program traced the history of plumbing technology from its most ancient roots to modern times. PM editorial director Jim Olsztynski is featured on-camera in nine different segments commenting about various facets of plumbing history. Show producers drew extensively from his work on PM’s "History of Plumbing" series.

Videotapes of the program are available from The History Channel for $19.95 at 800/708-1776. Bulk copies can be obtained at a discount from the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Information Bureau at 312/372-7331.