Create™ TV’s August Programming Offers Summer-Themed Marathons featuring Rick Steves, Mario Batali, Gwyneth Paltrow and more:
In addition, two new shows feature painter Gary Spetz and international food writer Andreas Viestad
BOSTON (July 6, 2010) – Saturdays on Create TV this August are filled with an exciting variety of themed programming to celebrate some of the hottest days of the year. The commercial-free channel, dedicated exclusively to public television’s highest-rated lifestyle programs, showcases six-hour marathons of episodes focusing on different themes weekly.
In August, Create’s Saturday programming features themed marathons that concentrate on keeping cool in the summer heat, cooking a fresh assortment of berry recipes, exploring the rich country of Spain, and getting the kids involved in fun summer activities. See descriptions of the upcoming marathons below.
"Early Frost – August 7
This marathon explores some of the coldest regions in the world. Travel hosts Burt Wolf, Rick Steves, and Art Wolfe bring viewers on unforgettable adventures through Alaska and Switzerland, and Scandinavian chefs Tina Nordström and Claus Meyer prepare seafood dishes from the frigid waters of Finland and Greenland.
"Very Berry" – August 14
This Saturday, viewers discover how the healthy goodness of berries, cherries, and other fruits can play a major part in their daily recipes. From the main course to dessert, food experts Christina Pirello, Jeff Nathan, and Chris Kimball show how to get a fruity burst of flavor in each mouthful.
"Viva España" – August 21
World travelers Rick Steves, Burt Wolf, Rudy Maxa, and Oscar®-winner Gwyneth Paltrow are the guides through the beautiful country of Spain. From gorgeous beaches and graceful flamenco dancers to bullfighting and the running of the bulls, viewers have an all-day pass to explore and experience the vast culture of this European country.
"Camp Create" – August 28
Parents and their kids can be creative and have fun together with the Camp Create marathon. Camp Create shares plenty of amusing activities and projects that keep the whole family engaged. Viewers and their children can learn to garden with P. Allen Smith; craft with Vicki Payne, Sloan Rutter, and Katie Brown; or sew with Nancy Zieman.
In addition, Create’s weekly scheduled programming includes two new shows joining the line-up. Viewers can acquire new painting skills in exotic locations with Gary Spetz's Watercolor Quest, or learn the history and techniques behind Scandinavian cuisine with a new version of the popular series New Scandinavian Cooking – hosted by international food writer and Norwegian local, Andreas Viestad.
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 available nationwide on 232 public television stations – representing more than 82% of U.S. TV households. Create is produced and distributed by American Public Television, WNET.org, and WGBH Boston in association with NETA and PBS.
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: 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. In 2009, APT distributed 56 of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new program titles per year are prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies, including For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots, A Ripple of Hope, Rick Steves' Europe, Newsline, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, America's Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Lidia's Italy, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, Murdoch Mysteries, Doc Martin, Rosemary and Thyme, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, The Great American Songbook 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.