Create™ TV Channel Celebrates African Roots, Valentine’s Day, And More Fun Themes On Saturdays In February!:
Create’s themed marathons showcase America’s most popular how-to, cooking, arts & crafts and travel series this February.
Boston (January 6, 2009) – America’s favorite public television personalities will be featured in themed marathons on Saturdays throughout February 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.
This month’s marathons will feature travel, arts & crafts, and cooking themes, including “African Roots” (February 7), “So in Love” (February 14), “Let the Good Times Roll” (February 21) and “Rise and Shine” (February 28).
"African Roots" – February 7
Journey to the vast continent of Africa with world travelers Rick Steves, Art Wolfe and Joseph Rosendo. These intrepid explorers head to the top of the pyramids in Egypt, a wine tasting in South Africa, and a safari in Kenya. Chefs John Folse and cultural expert Burt Wolf teach viewers about African influences in American recipes.
"So in Love" – February 14
Fall in love with Create this Valentine’s Day. Lifestyle experts Katie Brown, Chris Fennimore, Dede Wilson and Emily Luche will show viewers how to take romance to the next level—from heart-shaped cakes to a quiet dinner for two or a party for an engagement or a wedding.
"Let the Good Times Roll" – February 21
In honor of the biggest party on the bayou, chefs Steven Raichlen, John Folse, Paul Prudhomme and John Shields show how to prepare the finest seafood and Cajun dishes just in time for Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras.
"Rise and Shine" – February 28
Chefs Julia Child, Jeff Nathan and Chris Kimball show viewers how to cook the most important meal of the day—breakfast! From wonderful waffles to fabulous French toast, these chefs show how to start the day off right.
More than 200 public television stations – representing 79% of U.S. TV households – carry Create TV nationwide. Create is produced and distributed by APT, WNET.org, and WGBH Boston in association with NETA and PBS. Viewers can watch Create TV via digital broadcast and/or basic digital cable.
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.
American Public Television
With more than 10,000 hours of programming in its library, American Public Television (APT) has been a prime source of programming for the nation’s public television stations for 48 years, distributing more than 300 new program titles per year. In 2006, APT launched Create – the TV channel featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming. Known for its leadership in identifying innovative, worthwhile and viewer-friendly programming, APT has established a tradition of providing public television stations with program choices that strengthen and customize their schedules, such as Rick Steves' Europe, Worldfocus, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, Sara's Weeknight Meals, America's Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Doc Martin, Lidia's Family Table, Rosemary and Thyme, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, The Big Comfy Couch, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Monarchy With David Starkey, Spain... on the road Again, and other prominent documentaries, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. For more information about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org.
Thirteen/WNET New York
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.