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Create™ TV Channel Celebrates Irish Heritage, Canada, And More Fun Themes On Saturdays In March!:Create’s themed Saturday marathons showcase America’s most popular how-to, cooking, gardening, arts & crafts and travel series this March; channel premieres unique new travel series.
Boston (Feb. 15, 2009) – Many of America’s favorite public television personalities will be featured in themed marathons on Saturdays throughout March 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 “O Canada” (March 7), “Luck ‘O’ the Irish” (March 14), “Moment of Luxury” (March 21) and “Ladies of Leisure” (March 28).
"O Canada" – March 7
Create heads to the Great White North this Saturday, exploring the cuisine, culture and destinations of Canada. World travelers Darley Newman, Burt Wolf, George Bauer and Joseph Rosendo take viewers on a journey to visit the vast country’s greatest hot spots, including Quebec, Ontario, Vancouver and Toronto.
"Luck ‘O’ the Irish" – March 14
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Create is taking a tour of the Emerald Isle. Travelers Rick Steves, Rudy Maxa and Burt Wolf tour the sites of Ireland by conventional means, while Darley Newman embarks on a horseback trek of the country in a special episode of Equitrekking.
"Moment of Luxury" – March 21
Viewers will learn how to bring elegant, affordable style into their homes in this Create marathon. Interior designer Bill Stubbs will guide viewers as he travels around the globe, showing them how to recreate the world’s grand luxuries at a fraction of the cost.
"Ladies of Leisure" – March 28
The “ladies” of Create explore some of America’s favorite hobbies during this marathon, including sewing, cooking, traveling, gardening and crafting. Viewers will get simple tips for beautifying their homes from Katie Brown, Vicki Payne and Sloan Rutter. They’ll also learn how to combine great cooking with fascinating travel destinations from Lidia Bastianich, Julia Child, and Daisy Martinez and discover the artists’ techniques for painting and sewing with Donna Dewberry and Nancy Zieman.
The unique new travel series Africa Trek, distributed by APT, will premiere on Create TV in March. The series features husband and wife travelers Alexandre and Sonia Poussin as they travel on foot across Africa, from Cape Town to Jerusalem, symbolically retracing the human migration of three million years ago. Their exhausting physical and emotional journey, taking place over the course of three years, is captured in this 12-part series. Africa Trek will air on Create Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning March 25.
More than 200 public television stations – representing 80% 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.
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