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.
May 27, 1994 |
Oprah Winfrey had the golden touch at the Daytime Emmy Awards this year, winning two of her own and then presenting the award for best drama series to ABC's "All My Children." "This is getting to be nice," Winfrey said Wednesday night as she accepted her fourth consecutive award for outstanding talk-show host. Her popular program also was named best talk show. Soap opera queen Susan Lucci, famous for losing Emmy Awards, played hostess at the 21st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, televised on ABC.
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.