Create™ TV Welcomes Hit New Series Spain… on the road Again to its January Lineup:
Gwyneth Paltrow, Mario Batali, Mark Bittman, and Claudia Bassols take viewers on a free-wheeling, anything-goes road trip through Spain.
Boston (December 2, 2008) – Create TV welcomes the hit public television show Spain…on the road Again to its winter line-up this January. This star-studded culinary road trip will air on Create Mondays and Wednesdays beginning January 12, with a special marathon on January 10.
Spain…on the road Again features Oscar®-winner Gwyneth Paltrow, chef Mario Batali, author/journalist and public television host Mark Bittman and Spanish actress Claudia Bassols on an unscripted, anything-goes, cross-country road-trip through the cuisine, art, history, culture and music of Spain. The foursome travels through the Spanish countryside and historic towns, often going where few tourists can: Paltrow and Batali tour the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao with its architect, Frank Gehry and enjoy dinner with REM frontman Michael Stipe, while Bittman and Bassols spend an evening with one of Spain’s most famous chefs and bon vivants, Juan Marie Arzac.
Episodes also include visits to Galica, Castilla La Mancha, Andalucia, Catalunya Catalunia, and Madrid.
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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
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