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October 4, 1999 | HARRIET WINSLOW, WASHINGTON POST
Blame it on Tim Taylor. ABC's "Home Improvement" may have ended its eight-year run, but in real life there seems to be no slowing the craze for all things domestic. Blame it too on Russell Morash. Two decades ago, he decided to make a TV series about the work going on at his Massachusetts home. "This Old House," which just started its 21st season on PBS, is the oldest show of its kind. It also has spawned numerous home-renovation series.
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October 4, 1999 | HARRIET WINSLOW, WASHINGTON POST
Blame it on Tim Taylor. ABC's "Home Improvement" may have ended its eight-year run, but in real life there seems to be no slowing the craze for all things domestic. Blame it too on Russell Morash. Two decades ago, he decided to make a TV series about the work going on at his Massachusetts home. "This Old House," which just started its 21st season on PBS, is the oldest show of its kind. It also has spawned numerous home-renovation series.
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June 22, 1997 | Bill Sharpsteen, Bill Sharpsteen is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. His last article for the magazine was about the land speed record
Everybody likes steve and Norm. And some people really like them. Unknown to the pair as they dig into their Tex-Mex at an elegant Tucson restaurant, two well-dressed women in the powder room discuss how they'd like to take Steve and Norm home and demonstrate their keen appreciation for men with tool belts. Or so I'm told by someone who sat in a stall listening. And why shouldn't these women be, um, fans?
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June 22, 1997 | Bill Sharpsteen, Bill Sharpsteen is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles. His last article for the magazine was about the land speed record
Everybody likes steve and Norm. And some people really like them. Unknown to the pair as they dig into their Tex-Mex at an elegant Tucson restaurant, two well-dressed women in the powder room discuss how they'd like to take Steve and Norm home and demonstrate their keen appreciation for men with tool belts. Or so I'm told by someone who sat in a stall listening. And why shouldn't these women be, um, fans?
REAL ESTATE
August 23, 1987
Bob Vila, host of the PBS series "This Old House," is looking for a slightly shabby Craftsman-style bungalow to remodel in the Santa Barbara area. Vila wants the house to be the second project of the new season of the home renovation program, premiering in October. "Southern California Craftsman bungalows offer a special, homey appeal, and we look forward to sharing the unique charms of one of these homes with our national audience," Vila said.
HOME & GARDEN
October 9, 2003 | Chris Erskine
One minute you're scraping wallpaper off the walls of your first home, an 1894 Victorian. The next, you're the new host of "This Old House." Congratulations, Kevin O'Connor. At least now you've got some real help. "In Kevin, we found the perfect mixture of optimism and energy, two ingredients an old-house owner must have to survive," says Russell Morash, the show's creator. O'Connor's life turned around with a simple plea for assistance.
FOOD
April 11, 1985 | BARBARA HANSEN, Times Staff Writer
Julia Child has returned to the world of television, but this time it is in the realm of home videotapes that teach various how-to's of the kitchen. The hourlong tapes will be sold with accompanying recipe booklets. Julia Child is back in her workmanlike blue apron, impeccably clean towel at hand as she tirelessly cooks her way through a new venture aimed at the home video market.
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July 15, 1986 | LEE MARGULIES, Times Staff Writer
"Donahue" and "Jim Henson's Muppet Babies" were repeat winners in the first round of ceremonies honoring winners of the 13th annual Emmy Awards for daytime TV programs. "Donahue" was named best talk/service show and "Muppet Babies" was selected as best animated program, the second year in a row they captured those honors.
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January 25, 1998 | JENNIFER BROWN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Craig and Kathy McGraw Bentley envisioned the quaint 19th-century farmhouse as a retreat--a place where they would vacation with their children in the summers and one day retire. The run-down cottage, a six-minute walk from Nantucket's cobblestone Main Street, was a bargain at $481,000--half the price of neighboring homes on the exclusive resort island.
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November 21, 1993 | JON LENDER, THE HARTFORD COURANT
The fact that ABC's "Home Improvement" is a hit sitcom tells you something. It means that the serious home-improvement how-to shows that it parodies have really arrived. And so they have. Public TV's "This Old House," the model for such programs, is celebrating its 15th year. "This Old House" also has been cloned a number of times, with slight genetic variants. (Its producers have clearly noticed this; some of "This Old House's" publicity stationery includes the words "The Original.
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May 24, 1996 | LEE MARGULIES, TIMES TELEVISION EDITOR
CBS' "Guiding Light" collected the most honors but it was ABC's "General Hospital" that was named best drama series at the 23rd annual Daytime Emmy Awards. It was a repeat victory for "General Hospital"--and for many of the other winners in the ceremonies broadcast from New York City on CBS Wednesday night.
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June 30, 1988 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Talk show host Phil Donahue regained his Emmy crown and NBC's "Santa Barbara" was named best soap opera Wednesday at the 15th annual Daytime Emmy Awards here. Donahue, who last year was bested by rival Oprah Winfrey, won his ninth Emmy as best talk show host, although Winfrey's syndicated "The Oprah Winfrey Show" was named best talk program for the second straight year.
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