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 |
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.
April 11, 1985 |
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.
July 15, 1986 |
"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.
November 21, 1993 |
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.
January 25, 1998 |
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.