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Create™ Channel Explores Exotic Destinations and Features Useful Tips For Home Improvement on Saturdays in September:Create’s themed marathons focus on the art of woodworking, the winterization of homes, and the intoxicating cultures of Spain and Thailand.
Boston (August 11, 2008) – America’s favorite public television travel, cooking and home improvement personalities will be featured in themed marathons this September on Create™ TV. The channel, a unique destination for many of television’s highest-rated lifestyle series, showcases six-hour marathons of episodes focusing on different themes weekly.
Each Saturday in September, Create TV’s marathons focus on insightful how-to/home-improvement projects or a unique travel destination. Learn to weatherize your home and prepare your garden for winter, or take an armchair journey to the beautiful beaches of Spain and the thriving metropolis of Bangkok. September’s themes include “Branching Out” (September 6), “Destination Thailand” (September 13), “Winter’s Crossing” (September 20), and “Viva España” (September 27).
Branching Out – September 6
Create TV presents a full day of woodworking topics from its collection of home improvement series, including The New Yankee Workshop, Woodturning Workshop, Cultivating Life and Woodsmith Shop. With helpful tips from Create’s pros, viewers will learn how to create an oak clock, a beautiful table and an elegant wet bar for the kitchen.
Destination Thailand – September 13
Viewers will experience a Saturday focused on Thailand and its natural beauty. This marathon will take viewers on a journey through Bangkok, the Andaman Islands and Chiang Mai with globe trotters Rudy Maxa of Rudy Maxa’s World, Joseph Rosendo of Travelscope and Mark Jennings and Julie Conover of Passport to Adventure. Chef Tommy Tang of Let’s Get Cooking and the Drs. Eades of Lowcarb Cookworx will also demonstrate the flavors of the region through a fine menu filled with Thai favorites.
Winter’s Coming – September 20
Create’s home improvement gurus – Vicki Payne, Sloan Payne-Rutter and the Ask This Old House team – will give viewers tips on how to keep the cold air outside this winter. Topics include installing energy efficient windows, upgrading the fireplace and finding the best insulation to keep homes warm. Also, Joe Lamp'l and Eric Johnson, hosts of GardenSmart, will offer advice on preparing gardens for winter.
Viva España – September 27
World travelers Darley Newman, Burt Wolf, Rick Steves and Rudy Maxa will guide viewers through the beautiful country of Spain. Explore and experience Spain's gorgeous beaches, graceful flamenco dancers, time-honored bullfights, famed running of the bulls and the art of its favorite son, Pablo Picasso.
More than 180 public television stations – representing nearly 73% of U.S. TV households – carry Create nationwide. Create is produced and distributed by American Public Television (APT), Thirteen/WNET and WGBH Boston in association with NETA and PBS. Viewers can watch Create TV via digital broadcast and/or basic digital cable.
Research studies show that viewers praise Create TV’s quality of programs, depth of knowledge of the hosts, and variety of how-to topics. They also appreciate that its programs are shown as complete half hours – uninterrupted by mid-program commercials or breaks.
Visit www.CreateTV.com for more information, TV schedules, program descriptions, recipes, news, shopping, tips, DIY instructions and more.
Create™ is the dynamic TV channel that spotlights many of television's most popular how-to, cooking, arts and crafts and travel series. Create is produced and distributed by APT, Thirteen/WNET and WGBH Boston in association with National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) and PBS.
About the Entities That Make Create TV Possible:
American Public Television
For 47 years, American Public Television (APT) has been a prime source of programming for the nation’s public television stations. APT distributes more than 300 new program titles per year and has 10,000 hours of programming in its library. It is responsible for many public television milestones including the first HD series and the 2006 launch of the Create channel featuring the best of public television’s lifestyle programming. APT is known for its leadership in identifying innovative, worthwhile and viewer-friendly programming. It has established a tradition of providing public television stations with program choices that strengthen and customize their schedules such as Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti in Concert, Battlefield Britain, Globe Trekker, Rick Steves’ Europe, Great Museums, Jacques Pépin: Fast Food My Way, America's Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Broadway: The Golden Age, Lidia's Family Table, California Dreamin’ – The Songs of The Mamas & the Papas, Rosemary and Thyme, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, The Big Comfy Couch, Monarchy With David Starkey, and other prominent documentaries, dramatic series, how-to programs and classic movies. For more information about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org.
Thirteen/WNET New York is one of the key program providers for PBS, bringing such acclaimed series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Charlie Rose, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, Wide Angle, Secrets of the Dead, and Cyberchase — as well as the work of Bill Moyers — to audiences nationwide. As the flagship public broadcaster in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut metro area, Thirteen reaches millions of viewers, airing the best of public television along with its own local productions. And, through its Web site and educational outreach projects, Thirteen extends the power of its work beyond the television screen. In 2003, Thirteen merged with sister station WLIW21 New York, America’s fourth most-watched public television station. WLIW distributes live daily broadcasts of BBC World News and produces PBS programming celebrating the diversity and ethnic character in America. More information about Thirteen and WLIW can be found at www.thirteen.org and www.wliw.org.
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcasting producer, the source of one-third of PBS’s prime-time lineup, along with some of public television’s best-known lifestyle shows and children’s programs and many public radio favorites. WGBH is the number one producer of Web sites on pbs.org, the most-visited dot-org on the Internet. WGBH is a pioneer in educational multimedia and in technologies and services that make media accessible to the 36 million Americans who rely on captioning or video descriptions. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards…even two Oscars. In 2002, WGBH was honored with a special institutional Peabody Award for 50 years of excellence. For more information, visit www.wgbh.org.
National Educational Telecommunications Association
The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) is a professional association that serves public television licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. NETA serves by connecting people and ideas, by providing quality programming, educational resources, professional development, management support and national representation. For more information, visit www.NETAonline.org.
Public Broadcasting Service
PBS is a media enterprise that serves 355 public noncommercial television stations and reaches nearly 73 million people each week through on-air and online content. Bringing diverse viewpoints to television and the Internet, PBS provides high-quality documentary and dramatic entertainment, and consistently dominates the most prestigious award competitions. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org Web sites on the Internet.
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