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    The New Yankee Workshop

    The New Yankee Workshop

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    America's favorite craftsman, Norm Abram, continues to re-create timeless classics while taking on new challenges. Join Norm in TNYW for his trademark, step-by-step approach that will inspire woodworkers-from casual to expert-to roll up their sleeves, put on their safety goggles, and get building.moreless
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    Antiques Roadshow

    Antiques Roadshow

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    Holy patina! ANTIQUES ROADSHOW turns 10 years old in January 2006. The three-time Emmy-nominated series continues to be PBS's most-watched, thanks to an addictive mix of suspense, history, and dramatic revelations - in bite-sized segments. The magic ingredient that keeps viewers coming back for more? It's the alchemy of turning trash into treasure (and sometimes vice versa) before our very eyes, performed by some of the world's most adept antiques and collectibles experts. Each appraisal reveals a new surprise - and that never gets old. Premiering Monday, January 9, 2006 at 8pm ET on PBS, ROADSHOW's 10th season is packed with firsts - and foremost is the debut of Mark L. Walberg as series host. A seasoned veteran of television reality and quiz shows, Walberg brings a down-to-earth warmth and enthusiasm to each episode, whether he's welcoming the audience, chatting up guests at the appraisal events, or tapping experts for the latest collecting tips and trends. 2006 also heralds the first ANTIQUES ROADSHOW sweepstakes. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW "House Calls" turns the tables by inviting viewers to enter and win a ROADSHOW appraisal in the comfort of their own homes - complete with ROADSHOW experts and television cameras. The six lucky "House Calls" winners will be featured on ROADSHOW episodes throughout the 2007 broadcast season. ANTIQUES ROADSHOW continues the anniversary celebration online with a video scrapbook of great ROADSHOW milestones and moments from the series' first decade. Relive the excitement of ROADSHOW's all-time top ten appraisals. See how a ROADSHOW event comes to life with an insider's tour of the production process. And get a peek at what's coming up in ROADSHOW's 10th anniversary season. See ANTIQUES ROADSHOW's Winter/Spring 2006 Broadcast Schedule now!moreless
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    This Old House

    This Old House

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    The Emmy Award winning This Old House is the television's premier home improvement series. The show that unlocked America's passions for home, celebrates its 25th anniversary season on PBS this year. This Old House's mission is to demystify the home improvement process and to celebrate the fusion on old world craftsmanship and modern technology. Each season features two renovation projects. Project One traditionally consists of eighteen or more so episodes and is filmed in Massachusetts. Project Two is taped in a different region of the country to highlight the variety of American architectural styles and renovation issues. Additionally, the second project is generally located in a town with a mild climate where outdoor work can be undertaken in the winter months. New episodes of This Old House are broadcast exclusively on PBS. Vintage, off-network episodes of the series, entitled This Old House Classics, air on Home and Garden Television network (HGTV), Do It Yourself network (DIYnet) and on selected commercial broadcast stations around the country (Syndicated). This Old House can be seen in the UK on Discovery Home & Leisure and on Australia's Lifestyle Channel. America's favorite home improvement series just got even better. The new This Old House Hour, exclusively on PBS, starts off each week with a new episode of the latest This Old House project. The second half of the hour features the all-new series Ask This Old House, in which the crew answers questions on home improvement topics.moreless
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    Ask This Old House

    Ask This Old House

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    Kevin O'Connor, Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, and Roger Cook take on some pretty big projects on This Old House, which means they can only work on one or two projects a year. Homeowners have many home-improvement questions for them on smaller projects. Hosted by Kevin O'Connor, Ask This Old House addresses these problems and answers viewers' questions from a renovated New England barn loft. And they make house calls.moreless
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    This Emotional Life

    This Emotional Life

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    This Emotional Life is a documentary TV series developed by PBS that explores how we as people interact with our social and emotional natures, from improving relationships to dealing with internal wars of depression and anxiety. Harvard Psychologist Professor Daniel Gilbert, a best-selling author of Stumbling on Happiness, interviews and discusses with experts, his fellow psychologists and scientific researchers, on what the latest science has to hold on what makes us tick and what we can do to combat any and all of the emotional issues a number of us face every day. This Emotional Life looks specifically at what exactly these issues are, from what is stress to anger and addiction, to what effect they have on the physical body with unique stories from the perspectives of people experiencing them, such as Chevy Chase on how he fell in love with his wife and Richard Gere’s personal philosophy on meditation.moreless
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    Empires

    Empires

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    PBS (ended 2002)
    This PBS series spotlights a number of historical films that illuminate people and passions that had profound effects on the world.
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    Baking with Julia

    Baking with Julia

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    Baking With Julia is a 1996 cooking show on PBS hosted by the late Julia Child, who is considered the grand dame of culinary arts. Baking tips, techniques, and unique recipes of breads and desserts are shared by top pastry chefs, cookbook authors, and bakers who are featured on the show such as Alice Medrich, Norman Love, Steve Sullivan, and Martha Stewart. The series, which ran for three years, came with a cook book penned by baker Dorie Greenspan with the help of Child.moreless
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    Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason

    Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason

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    Bill Moyers on Faith and Reason is a seven-part half hour PBS television program that documents conversations surrounding the religious attitudes and beliefs of highly respected authors. The show's host, Bill Moyers, is a journalist and former White House Press Secretary who served under the President Lyndon B. Johnson Administration. Moyers created Faith and Reason in response to the rapid growth of fundamentalism, which he feels is at war with freedom and creativity of the mind. He felt that writers were especially affected by the weight of fundamentalism, and chose to interview provocative writers to produce a fresh take on faith and reason in today's society. Noted interviewees include Jeanette Winterson, Salman Rushdie, Mary Gordon, Richard Rodriguez, Sir John Houghton, Will Power and Margaret Atwood. Topics explored include the effect of fundamentalist Muslims, Orthodox Jews and fundamentalist Christians on politics and mainstream media. Writers offer their own opinions on how these dominating worldviews have further effected creative freedom and human rights.moreless
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    MotorWeek

    MotorWeek

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    MotorWeek is an award-winning television series focused on the latest developments in the automotive world. The show began in 1981 and has been hosted by car expert John H. Davis ever since. MotorWeek shares its format with newsmagazine shows, and often features reviews, previews, comparisons, and interviews. Rounding out the rest of the Motorweek team include master technician Pat Goss, who always provides practical advice for maintaining your vehicle, and reporters Yolanda Vazquez, Jessica Choksey, and Steven Chupnick. Since 1983, MotorWeek has been behind the annual Drivers' Choice Awards, which honor the best vehicles of the year. The show is broadcast on both PBS and on the SPEED channel. Minor differences between the two versions include the lack of sponsor announcements, video ordering, and the Long Term Test Update segments. MotorWeek's historic 29th season, which began in 2009, saw the upgrade to high definition video. MotorWeek was originally broadcast on Maryland Public Television.moreless
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    Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth

    Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth

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    PBS (ended 1988)
    Bill Moyers interviews legendary scholar and teacher Joseph Campbell about the origins and meanings of mythology. Using history, art, Jungian psychology, and even modern cinema, Campbell demonstrates the origins of mythic images in the deepest parts of our psyche and the power of myth in our daily lives. Most of these conversations were filmed at George Lucas' 'Skywalker Ranch.' Lucas volunteered the use of the buildings to thank Professor Campbell for the role his work played in shaping Lucas' Star Wars films.moreless
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    Building Green

    Building Green

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    PBS (ended 2006)
    This show follows host, Kevin Contreras, as he works tirelessly to build things that we use and need every day in an environmentally friendly manner.
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    God in America

    God in America

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    God in America is a PBS documentary series which sets out to explain how religion, particularly Christianity, has influenced the development of culture on the North American continent, starting at Columbus and ending in modern times. Consisting of six one-hour long episodes, the series covers a variety of topics, such as how the New World caused the faith of the Old to evolve, how the notion of religious liberty came to the founders, how religion colored the Civil War, how modernization challenged old beliefs, how the post World War II era of the Cold War became one of "faith versus godless communism," and finally ends in an exploration of the challenges religion faces in today's world. The series posits that American history cannot truly be understood without examining its religious background, and "God in America" takes viewers on a journey through the United States' religious past and into its present as the most religiously diverse country in the world.moreless
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    The Woodwright's Shop

    The Woodwright's Shop

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    The Woodwright's Shop is the long running craft show on PBS. Beginning in 1979, host Roy Underhill has brought his charm to weekend warriors all over the country. Underhill places an emphasis on creating work with manual tools from yesteryear, as opposed to the power tools from today. The show is filmed at the University of North Carolina, and episodes are shot in a singe take with no edits, adding an "anything can happen" vibe that is missing from other "how-to" shows. The Woodwright's Shop has featured many woodworkers as guests including Frank Klausz, Nora Hall, Steve Latta, David Calvo, Michael Dunbar, Dan Mack, Don Weber, Wayne Barton and Curtis Buchanan. In addition to woodworking, pother topics covered include tinsmithing, spoon carving, cooperage, lutherie, whirligigs, archery, puppetry, and blacksmithing. So grab your tools and prepare to break a sweat! The Woodwright's Shop is produced by UNC-TV and is sponsored through support of State Farm Insurance.moreless
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    Victory Garden

    Victory Garden

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    Victory Garden is television's longest running gardening show ' premiered on PBS Saturday, September 6, 2008. The show is hosted by international garden design sensation Jamie Durie and featuring Chef Michel Nischan's James Beard award-winning "Homegrown" cooking segments, The Victory Garden equips viewers with the confidence and inspiration to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty, and live outdoors. The newest season of The Victory Garden takes viewers on a coast-to-coast journey'from a Napa Valley garden of fruits, vegetables, and herbs modeled after the 16th-century Jardins du Villandry in France, to a Massachusetts farm that provides pristine produce to some of the finest restaurants in Boston. Each episode of The Victory Garden is hosted by Durie, and includes segments with Chef Nischan and beloved gardening correspondent Paul Epsom with six themes anchoring the new season'old, new, light, dark, soft, and edible. Season highlights include a community planting of traditional Victory Gardens at San Francisco City Hall where Durie will speak with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and renowned chef Alice Waters about the importance of connecting the planet to the plate.moreless
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    Dragonfly TV

    Dragonfly TV

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    This multi-media show features children inventing new ways to acomplish tasks and test out scientific theories. This PBS show airs as part of PBS Kids GO!, a new series of Children's shows designed for kids on the older side of PBS Kids viewers. The show focuses on the excitement of kids discovering new ways of approaching science and math.moreless
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    In the Life

    In the Life

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    "In the Life" is a national news magazine reporting on the Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, and Transgender (GLBT) community, issues, and culture. Like "60 Minutes" "In the Life" contains multiple segments in each episode covering topics about the GLBT community. Over the 15+ years, the segments included topics covering:
    • Our youth
    • Education
    • Health
    • AIDS
    • The fine arts
    • Culture
    • The workplace
    • Relationships
    • Families
    • Global GLBT issues
    • and many other topics
    "In the Life" broadcasts throughout the USA at various times during each month on over 246 member stations of the Association of America's Public Television Stations (APTS). The series reaches over 70 million American homes, including all of the top 20 viewer markets. In the Life Media, Inc., produces In The Life. The corporation is a not-for profit (501(c)(3)) member support educational project. The goal of In the Life Media is the presentation of the GLBT community using accurate information.moreless
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    In Julia's Kitchen With Master Chefs

    In Julia's Kitchen With Master Chefs

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    In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs (1993), a cooking series that first aired in PBS, features 26 talented restaurant chefs as they cook their signature dishes and share their knowledge in preparing great recipes at home. Join Julia Child as she cooks with these great chefs and asks them several questions about their cooking techniques and kitchen tips to make home cooking better. The program shows how to prepare perfectly cooked meals by choosing the correct ingredients and spices, and making the perfect desert to compliment a dish. It covers preparing simple dishes to more complicated ones that include essential cooking tips such as making the perfect pizza Margherita dough with a proper kneading technique, the importance of tossing the salad correctly, or precutting meat before grilling or cooking to avoid oxidation. In one of the episodes with Chef Jody Adams, Julia learns the potential dangers of swallowing a bay leaf. In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs features great American recipes with famous restaurant chefs and shows how these dishes can be made at home.moreless
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    Over Easy

    Over Easy

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    Over Easy was an Emmy-winning informational show for senior citizens, featuring interviews, entertainment and reports on topics like consumer affairs and health. Hosts included Hugh Downs, Frank Blair, Mary Martin, Margaret Kuhn, and Jim Hartz.moreless
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    Craft in America

    Craft in America

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    Craft in America is a PBS documentary series that strives to advance and document original handcrafted works on all levels of skill within America. It premiered in 2007 and its first season was broadcast over the course of two years. The show celebrates and explores the work of human hands and how these work impact our nation's cultural heritage. Each of the shows episodes deal with certain attributes of crafts, such as their origins, process, memory, landscape and community, for instance. The show has won the Peabody Award. Artists featured within the show include Garry Knox Burnnett, Pat Courtney Gold, Mary Jackson, Tom Joyce, and Sam Maloof amongst many others. The show is interactive, as it has books, touring art exhibitions and a website as extensions of itself. The show has made two full seasons so far. Its second season premiered on October 7th, 2009. The show airs both on the regular PBS station and PBS HD where it is shown in high definition.moreless
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    Great Cars Collection

    Great Cars Collection

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    Great Cars Collection from PBS profiles some of the most exotic automobiles in the world. Each episode includes archival footage of the inventors, financiers and history of each car. The impact of these automobiles on society, culture and our lives is also discussed. Included is rare footage of the great minds behind these cars - Enzo Ferrari, James Dean, Carroll Shelby and others. The first episode reveals the connection between World War II soldiers returning from Europe and America's mechanical sweetheart, the Corvette. The inexpensive, sporty Mustang is discussed in the second episode along with the Cobra, the automobile that frightened the racing elite, and the GT-40, America's secret weapon against Ferrari. The third episode spotlights the enviable and much desired Porsche. Other episodes feature Mercedes-Benz - the first cars powered by internal combustion, the stylish and fast BMW, the formidable race machine of Ferrari and the lightweight and powerful Alfa Romeo.moreless
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