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Martin Pepper, a Keizer native and 1991 McNary High School grad, is filmed in Japan for a segment of his new TV show How the Earth Works, debuting next month on Discovery Science. (Submitted)

Martin Pepper, a Keizer native and 1991 McNary High School grad, is filmed in Japan for a segment of his new TV show How the Earth Works, debuting next month on Discovery Science. (Submitted)

By CRAIG MURPHY
Of the Keizertimes

In the span of a few weeks, Keizer native Martin Pepper got to hop around the globe.

One week Pepper – who expects to get his doctorate degree in Geosciences this December from the University of Arizona and thus become Dr. Pepper – was in Hawaii. The next week was Indonesia, followed by Japan, Iceland, Italy, Mexico and then several states in the United States.

Pepper was globetrotting for his new TV show.

Rough life, huh?

Actually, the answer is yes.

Pepper and Liz Bonin co-host the new show How the Earth Works, which debuts on Discover Science in the United States next month and Discovery Worldwide. The first episode, filmed in Hawaii, will air Oct. 9.

One of the main things Pepper – also known as Marty the Moose – learned in doing the show is TV involves a lot of hard work.

“That was 16 hours days,” Pepper said. “You fly into one country, shoot for a crazy week, then go to another country. It was mostly done in three or four months. We hit 10 countries and 10 states in the U.S. It was intense. On paper it was a dream come true. In reality, you’re doing this stuff until you’re sick of it and you just want to sleep. Once a month you go home for a day or two. My wife wasn’t impressed.


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