Create TV Adds New Cooking Shows For November Including "Avec Eric" - Featuring New York’s Popular French Chef Eric Ripert:
BOSTON (Oct. 21, 2009) -- Create TV – the dynamic channel featuring many of public television’s highest-rated lifestyle series – announces the addition of three culinary-themed programs to its November line up.
New York City’s popular French chef Eric Ripert joins the line up of Create’s culinary experts with his cooking series Avec Eric. The series takes viewers around the world in search for the perfect ingredients, then back to Eric’s home kitchen to recreate a dish discovered abroad. Avec Eric also gives viewers an inside look into Eric’s popular New York City restaurant Le Bernadin. Avec Eric airs Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Nov. 12. Avec Eric is co-produced by A La Carte Productions and Anomaly, presented by KQED, and distributed nationally by American Public Television.
Famous TV chef Lidia Bastianich continues her culinary journey through Italy in the latest season of Lidia’s Italy – one of public television’s popular cooking series. Lidia explores her homeland’s gastronomic palate then brings viewers back to her home kitchen for unforgettable home cooking lessons. The third season of Lidia’s Italy airs through December on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning Nov. 27. Lidia’s Italy is produced by Tavola Productions, presented by WGBH and distributed nationally by American Public Television.
On Saturday, Nov. 21, Create will air the “Let’s Talk Turkey” marathon including a new holiday special, A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving. This special follows award-winning lifestyles expert, cooking host, cookbook author and home design expert Christy Rost as she plans a festive Thanksgiving dinner for family and friends. The “Let’s Talk Turkey” marathon, including A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving, will air again on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26. A Home for Christy Rost: Thanksgiving is produced by Eagle Ridge Media Inc / Christy Rost and is presented and distributed nationally by American Public Television.
More than 223 public television stations – representing 82% of U.S. TV households – carry Create TV nationwide. Create is produced and distributed by APT, WNET, and WGBH Boston in association with NETA and PBS.
Viewers can watch Create TV via digital broadcast and/or basic digital cable. Visit www.CreateTV.com for more information, TV schedules, program descriptions, recipes, news, shopping, tips, DIY instructions and more.
Create™ is the dynamic TV channel that spotlights many of television's most popular how-to, cooking, arts and crafts and travel series. Create is produced and distributed by APT, Thirteen/WNET and WGBH Boston in association with National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) and PBS.
About the Entities That Make Create TV Possible: About American Public Television:
American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. Among its 300 new program titles per year are prominent documentaries, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies, including Spain...on the road Again, Rick Steves' Europe, Worldfocus, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, America's Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Lidia's Family Table, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, Murdoch Mysteries, Doc Martin, Rosemary and Thyme, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, Liza’s at the Palace.… and John Denver: The Wildlife Concert. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. In 2006, APT launched Create™ – the TV channel featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming. For more information about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org.
New York public media company WNET.ORG is a pioneering provider of television and web content. The parent of Thirteen, WLIW21 and Creative News Group, WNET.ORG brings such acclaimed broadcast series and websites as Worldfocus, Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Charlie Rose, Wide Angle, Secrets of the Dead, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, Visions, Consuelo Mack WealthTrack, Wild Chronicles, Miffy and Friends, and Cyberchase to national and international audiences. Through its wide range of channels and platforms, WNET.ORG serves the entire New York City metro area with unique local productions, broadcasts and innovative educational and cultural projects. In all that it does, WNET.ORG pursues a single, overarching goal – to create media experiences of lasting significance for New York, America and the world. For more information, visit www.wnet.org .
WGBH Boston is America's preeminent public broadcasting producer, the source of one-third of PBS's prime-time lineup, along with some of public television's best-known lifestyle shows and children's programs and many public radio favorites. WGBH is the number one producer of Web sites on pbs.org, the most-visited dot-org on the Internet. WGBH is a pioneer in educational multimedia and in technologies and services that make media accessible to the 36 million Americans who rely on captioning or video descriptions. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards…even two Oscars. In 2002, WGBH was honored with a special institutional Peabody Award for 50 years of excellence. For more information, visit www.wgbh.org.
National Educational Telecommunications Association:
The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) is a professional association that serves public television licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. NETA serves by connecting people and ideas, by providing quality programming, educational resources, professional development, management support and national representation. For more information, visit www.NETAonline.org.
Public Broadcasting Service:
PBS is a media enterprise that serves 355 public noncommercial television stations and reaches nearly 73 million people each week through on-air and online content. Bringing diverse viewpoints to television and the Internet, PBS provides high-quality documentary and dramatic entertainment, and consistently dominates the most prestigious award competitions. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org Web sites on the Internet.