August 27, 2004 |
Relying mightily on her powers of imagination, Jeanetta Standefor paces the length of an unremarkable bare box of a dark living room of an equally nondescript condo complex in Pasadena. Though just a week or so into escrow, Standefor already has big plans: "I want to replace that acoustic ceiling," she waves her hand at the "cottage cheese" above. "I'm thinking, I want to do something Mediterranean in this room because that's popular now." She muses, then heads into the next set of rooms.
October 7, 2002 |
Kids will always want their MTV for videos and pop culture fads. And yes, they're "watching the Frog" and the flawless beauties on the WB. But when it comes to daytime drama, teenage girls are tuning into TLC. That's right; after a day spent at school, a growing audience is punching the buttons for the Learning Channel.
September 26, 2002 |
Sonja Teri and Caroline Krabach were your typical "Trading Spaces" fanatics: Caroline would tape the show daily and watch it when she got home. They'd dish about Vern's cool minimalist bedroom makeover or Frank's funky country kitchen redo. They even got their respective boyfriends, Paul Hogan and Chris Wylde, hooked. Then, one day, they crossed the line. They applied to appear on the show. Teri: "We were all sitting around and I said, 'Oh, wouldn't it be funny ...?'
November 24, 2001 |
Suspense and inspiration are two main elements of TLC's show, "Trading Spaces," according to host Paige Davis. The program is a home-decorating show with a twist: Neighbors swap keys and each remakes a room in the other's house. "If you see the rooms 'before,' you definitely want to see the 'after.' There's the suspense of how it's going to turn out and whether the neighbors will like what's been done in their own homes," Davis said.
June 21, 2001 |
Rocio Calvillo was on summer break from her teaching job when, bored, she started channel surfing. She came upon a show that hooked her like a powerful drug. It wasn't a soap opera, but reality television showing people in excruciating pain, shedding all dignity and overcoming challenges that no man could endure. It was a show about women in labor. Simple enough, as old as time, and yet for Calvillo, there was something entrancing about watching actual births, starring real-life couples.
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October 9, 2000 |
There's a moment in an upcoming episode of the Learning Channel's four-part series on Children's Hospital of Orange County in which pediatric neurosurgeon Michael Muhonen performs a magic trick. His audience: a little girl, who had undergone the surgical implantation of an electronic device that will prevent her from having seizures.