More TV time for Aldrete: This time, it’s trash, and Smithsonian Channel
Prof. Greg Aldrete of Humanistic Studies, fresh off the Discovery Channel’s Penn and Teller segment on his linen armor research, is on TV again with a different project. This time, the Smithsonian Channel is showing another documentary in which he appears. The piece, which ran several times over the weekend, is part of the network’s environmentally focused history series Trashopolis, which is about how the development of various great cities has been shaped by issues of disposal of garbage and sanitation. Aldrete’s episode is #4 “Rome.” The documentary makers flew him to Rome to film the segment a couple of years ago, but it is only airing now. Check program listings, or, if you miss the show, this episode (just like the Penn and Teller one) can also be purchased from iTunes for $2.99.