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Create™ TV Channel Features Culinary Travels To China And Beyond On Saturdays In August:Create’s August-themed marathons showcase America’s most popular how-to, cooking and travel series.
Boston (July 15, 2008) – America’s favorite public television cooking and travel personalities will be featured in Saturday themed marathons this August 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 August, Create TV’s marathons focus on cooking and travel from the markets and eateries of China to the beaches and kitchens of Mexico. The savory themes include “Travel with the Dragon” (August 2), “Tea Party” (August 9), “Early Frost” (August 16), “Milkin’ It” (August 23) and “Just for Fun” (August 30).
Travel with the Dragon – August 2
As the Summer Olympics approach, viewers seeking to learn more about Chinese culture will enjoy Create TV’s marathon on one of the world’s oldest civilizations. Premiere travelers Rudy Maxa and Burt Wolf will take us across the vast landscape of this enormous country, exposing how the past truly does meets the present. Viewers will travel along the legendary, serene Great Wall and then, for a complete contrast, fall in step with the fast-paced urban jungle of Shanghai. The culture of China will also be captured by one of America’s favorite chefs as Ming Tsai prepares and samples Dim Sum and Kung Pao.
Tea Party – August 9
Tea time is the focus for this posh marathon. Viewers will explore the rich history and traditions of London’s afternoon tea with world explorer Rudy Maxa. Artist Donna Dewberry will teach the secrets of adding a decorative touch to a tea set to celebrate tea-time in your own home and food writer Mark Bittman will bring viewers along as he travels the world in search of the best scones.
Early Frost – August 16
Create viewers will visually escape the “dog days of summer” as they are carried along to some of the world’s coldest regions. Travel hosts Burt Wolf, Rick Steves and Art Wolfe will take viewers on an unforgettable adventure from the Alps of Switzerland to the glaciers of Alaska. Chefs Tina Nordström and Claus Meyer will also prepare seafood dishes right from the frigid waters of Finland and Greenland.
Milkin’ It - August 23
Chefs Caprial and John Spence, Todd English, Andreas Viestad and Hubert Keller will take viewers on a dairy-food lover’s taste-testing dream. From New York-style pizza loaded with tempting foods to the secrets of great goat cheese to everyone’s favorite comfort food – macaroni and cheese – there will be little doubt why cheese has become a “must have” food!
Just For Fun – August 30
As the summer comes to a close, viewers will enjoy this last burst of outdoor fun. Traveler Burt Wolf visits Atlantic City and shows what this popular vacation spot has in common with the board game Monopoly®. Rick Steves will be featured in a travel extravaganza as he fiestas south of the border in Mexico, then flies high above the plains in a hot air balloon, finishing with a mountain luge ride in Europe.
More than 180 public television stations – representing 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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