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A Walk in Your Shoes
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Genre
Written by Eric Maierson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 42 (+3 shorts)
Production
Executive producer(s) Amy Friedman
Steven Lerner
Producer(s) John Chiappardi
Steven Lerner
Production company(s)
Release
Original network
Original release October 25, 1999 (1999-10-25) – October 18, 2005 (2005-10-18)

A Walk in Your Shoes is an American educational television series produced by Nickelodeon for its sister channel Noggin. The show documents the experiences of two different people who switch places for a day and learn how the other person lives. The series started out as a short-form series, which premiered on October 25, 1999, as part of Noggin's variety series Phred on Your Head Show. The first half-hour episode premiered on April 30, 2000, and the last episode aired on October 18, 2005. The show aired on both Noggin and the main Nickelodeon channel.

The show was originally aimed at pre-teens. By its third season, it had become a "serious-minded teenage documentary," with episodes centered around topics such as homelessness, teen pregnancy, living with HIV/AIDS, and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The show was critically acclaimed. The episode "Living with HIV/AIDS" won a Peabody Award and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award.

Plot

Each episode documents the experiences of two different people who switch places for a day and learn how the other person lives. As the two subjects express their thoughts and impressions on camera, as well as in online diaries on Noggin's website, they learn to appreciate diverse perspectives. The show was designed to help viewers get a first-hand look at how people from different backgrounds and perspectives see the world.

Episodes

Shorts (1999)

The show started as a series of three shorts, shown as part of Noggin's Phred on Your Head Show. When A Walk in Your Shoes started its first long-form season, two of the shorts were combined to make up one long-form episode ("City / Country & Circus / Suburb"), and the other short was appended to a separate episode ("Big Boss / 4th Grader & Candy Store / Summer Camp").

  • City / Country (October 25, 1999)
  • Candy Store / Summer Camp (October 26, 1999)
  • Circus / Suburb (October 27, 1999)

Season 1 (2000–01)

  • 1. Alaska / Hawaii (April 30, 2000)
  • 2. City / Country (May 8, 2000)
  • 3. Wheelchair (May 15, 2000)
  • 4. Candy Store / Camp & Big Boss / 4th Grader (May 22, 2000)
  • 5. Student / Principal (May 29, 2000)
  • 6. Military Academy / Commune (July 31, 2000)
  • 7. Desert / Water (August 28, 2000)
  • 8. Cattle Drive / All That (September 18, 2000)
  • 9. Religion (December 17, 2000)
  • 10. Juvenile Home (November 13, 2000)
  • 11. Inter-Generational (December 4, 2000)
  • 12. Boy / Girl (January 29, 2001)
  • 13. Big Family / Only Child (February 26, 2001)

Season 2 (2001–02)

  • 14. Boston / Bombay (April 16, 2001)
  • 15. Blind (April 23, 2001)
  • 16. Reunion Special (May 28, 2001)
  • 17. CBS Celebrity (July 2, 2001)
  • 18. Moscow / NY (August 6, 2001)
  • 19. Deaf (October 2, 2001)
  • 20. Same Name (October 9, 2001)
  • 21. Mother / Son & Father / Daughter (May 6, 2002)
  • 22. Asian / Latin (October 9, 2001)
  • 23. Cheerleader Camp / Science Camp (December 10, 2001)
  • 24. Aaron Carter (October 29, 2001)
  • 25. Muslim (February 10, 2002)
  • 26. Rap / Country (July 14, 2002)

Season 3 (2002–05)

  • 27. Extreme Sports / Traditional Sports (May 13, 2002)
  • 28. Body Image (October 13, 2002)
  • 29. Jock / Music Geek (May 27, 2002)
  • 30. Rodeo / Beauty Pageant (June 2, 2002)
  • 31. Hip Hop / Ballet (June 17, 2002)
  • 32. Teen Parent (June 24, 2002)
  • 33. Urban / Rural (January 24, 2003)
  • 34. NASCAR (February 16, 2003)
  • 35. Homeless (February 24, 2003)
  • 36. Spirit / Anti-Spirit (March 6, 2003)
  • 37. Jordan / America (March 11, 2003)
  • 38. MC Battle / Debate Team (November 7, 2003)
  • 39. Living with HIV/AIDS (December 1, 2003)
  • 40. Girly Girl / Tomboy (April 19, 2004)
  • 41. Rainforest (April 26, 2004)
  • 42. Katrina's Aftermath (October 18, 2005)

Home media

There were three home video releases of A Walk in Your Shoes. The show was first released to VHS in 2000, when Noggin released several episodes onto a video called A Walk in Your Shoes: Disabilities Teaching Awareness Kit. The episode "Living with HIV/AIDS" was released to VHS in 2003. The episode "Muslim" was released to DVD in 2005.

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