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Jenson71
02-05-2007, 01:42 PM
A series of questions in poll form will be available shortly.

What are some of your favorite shows? Any Charlie Rose viewers?

DMAC
02-05-2007, 01:44 PM
This Old House tops em all.

Donger
02-05-2007, 01:45 PM
NOVA.

Easy 6
02-05-2007, 01:50 PM
NOVA.

Thats a good one, Charlie Rose is always enlightening, Nature, American Experience are good too. PT usually has some very good documentaries & concerts as well, with the best part being 0 commercials.

acesn8s
02-05-2007, 01:54 PM
Red Green

alpha_omega
02-05-2007, 01:56 PM
Nova
MotorWeek
Antiques Roadshow
Monty Python
Ruckus (it's back!)

Don't watch all the time, but when i am watchin' these are the ones.

FAX
02-05-2007, 01:57 PM
We have a local Public Access show called, "This Damned House" in which a bunch of goobers keep failing at their attempts to fix stuff. It's not particularly entertaining, but extremely realistic.

FAX

Pitt Gorilla
02-05-2007, 01:58 PM
Independent Lens is always good. People make their own documentaries and they are usually top notch.
Charlie Rose and Jim Lehr are good for news/current events.
Sesame Street, Thomas, Bob the Builder are good for my kid.

Baby Lee
02-05-2007, 01:59 PM
This Old House tops em all.
Do you get This Old House and Ask This Old House separate, or in the new This Old House Hour?

My weekend isn't complete until I've seen/heard their wacky 'what is it?' hijinks.

StcChief
02-05-2007, 02:19 PM
McNeill Lauer News at times. occasional NOVA.

mfkrush
02-05-2007, 02:32 PM
Sorry to go off topic but isn't all TV made to the public? Where can I watch the private TV. That sounds really cool.

/sarcasm. I dont watch pubic TV.

Easy 6
02-05-2007, 02:32 PM
Theres an American Experience on tonight titled "The Living Weapon", sounds cool, i'll have to see what its about.

Just looked it up, its about Germany & Japan developing biological weapons during WW2, i was hoping for a profile of a Delta Force guy or something similar. Probably wont bother with it.

Iowanian
02-05-2007, 02:49 PM
I don't watch it much.

I always like "This old house" and "new Yankee workshop". I hated it when they lost the State Wrestling finals, and wish they'd have broadcast the entire thing.

I really enjoyed the shows where they took the people and had them live as pioneers. "pioneer house" I think it was called. I only wish they'd have done it longer and made them live out the winter or tap out, with the "last family standing" winning some money.

I'm probably a year from Sesame Street and whatnot coming into play.

Easy 6
02-05-2007, 02:53 PM
I really enjoyed the shows where they took the people and had them live as pioneers. "pioneer house" I think it was called. I only wish they'd have done it longer and made them live out the winter or tap out, with the "last family standing" winning some money.



I forgot about that show, watched 3 or 4 of them. It was funny to hear how much the kids bitched, even the adults about lost it a lot of times. I would love to go on a show like that.

Baby Lee
02-05-2007, 03:02 PM
"new Yankee workshop"
Norm!!!

Iowanian
02-05-2007, 03:05 PM
Wasn't it the Yankee workshop where the guy that looked like the Lenox Furnace logo made furniture using ONLY the old hand tools?

I liked that show tool. (pun intended)

NYW
[pan pile of precut wood, wood glue and stain]
"ta-day, I'm going to be using moyah shopa fulla tools and contraptions that you'll nevah be able ta affahd, to construct a piece of fuhnitah fora cottage by the Sea. This intriquite design, I'll be able to use my $4000 planer, my joinah, this precision biscuit cuttah and jig to create dovetail joints. I'll also be using this new contraption donated to me that will carve unique and delicate designs into the front panels that your wife will want, but you have zero chance of recreating. I'll be doing all of these things without dirtying my shop or cutting my finger"

[pan finished product 30 minutes later]

"see, that wasn't so hahd. Until Next Time, Ahm Nahm Abrams"

Baby Lee
02-05-2007, 03:12 PM
Wasn't it the Yankee workshop where the guy that looked like the Lenox Furnace logo made furniture using ONLY the old hand tools?

I liked that show tool. (pun intended)
http://www.kirkwood.k12.mo.us/parent_student/khs/prattke/Norm.gif
I dunno about a hand tool ONLY show, though it's possible.
He has an impressive shop, with lots of hand and power tools, and tackles a single project each episode.
He's also part of the TOH royalty [finish carpentry] with Tom Silva [framing] and Rich Trathewey [plumbing and HVAC], with Kevin O'Connor [face] and Roger Cook [landscaping and horticulture] coming on later.

Baby Lee
02-05-2007, 03:13 PM
NYW
[pan pile of precut wood, wood glue and stain]
"ta-day, I'm going to be using moyah shopa fulla tools and contraptions that you'll nevah be able ta affahd, to construct a piece of fuhnitah fora cottage by the Sea. This intriquite design, I'll be able to use my $4000 planer, my joinah, this precision biscuit cuttah and jig to create dovetail joints. I'll also be using this new contraption donated to me that will carve unique and delicate designs into the front panels that your wife will want, but you have zero chance of recreating. I'll be doing all of these things without dirtying my shop or cutting my finger"

[pan finished product 30 minutes later]

"see, that wasn't so hahd. Until Next Time, Ahm Nahm Abrams"
And theyah is no moah impohtahnt tip than to weyah THESE safety glasses.

Iowanian
02-05-2007, 03:21 PM
this is it
"the woodwright's shop"
http://www.pbs.org/wws/schedule/25season.html

"now I'm going to take this block of Cedar I've just cut down with a handsaw, and I'm going to make it round with a lathe, powered by my foot like a potters wheel, and I'm going to hone it into a spoke, using this spoke knife and a hand rasp."

"See how I cut these biscuit divots with an axe"

Thats how that show rolls.


http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/media/wvt069_01.jpg

Iowanian
02-05-2007, 03:22 PM
http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/ezine/images/IMG_5572.jpg

Jenson71
02-05-2007, 03:41 PM
We have a local Public Access show called, "This Damned House" in which a bunch of goobers keep failing at their attempts to fix stuff. It's not particularly entertaining, but extremely realistic.

FAX

That's the taping of U.S. Congress sessions. I got that channel too.

Fish
02-05-2007, 04:46 PM
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Fish
02-05-2007, 04:46 PM
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FAX
02-05-2007, 04:50 PM
this is it
"the woodwright's shop"
http://www.pbs.org/wws/schedule/25season.html

"now I'm going to take this block of Cedar I've just cut down with a handsaw, and I'm going to make it round with a lathe, powered by my foot like a potters wheel, and I'm going to hone it into a spoke, using this spoke knife and a hand rasp."

"See how I cut these biscuit divots with an axe"

Thats how that show rolls.


http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/media/wvt069_01.jpg

ROFL

That is the funniest show on television. This guy tries to make stuff liike a rocking chair out of a log and archaic tools that never work. By the end of the episode, the only thing that looks worse than the chair are his mangled hands.

FAX

RJ
02-05-2007, 05:15 PM
In a household with small children, PBS Kids shows are great. Curious George, Sesame Street, Barney and some others are all educational and entertaining for the pre-school crowd.

I don't know why I don't donate to them. I always know when their pledge drives are cause my in-laws volunteer for them. I'll try to remember to kick in a few $$ next time. I wonder what is an appropriate amount?

FAX
02-05-2007, 05:22 PM
In a household with small children, PBS Kids shows are great. Curious George, Sesame Street, Barney and some others are all educational and entertaining for the pre-school crowd.

I don't know why I don't donate to them. I always know when their pledge drives are cause my in-laws volunteer for them. I'll try to remember to kick in a few $$ next time. I wonder what is an appropriate amount?

I used to donate to PBS each year, Mr. RJ. Then I became involved in producing a PBS documentary and had the opportunity to visit the local facilities on several occasions over a period of several months during post-production.

I'm not joking when I say that, every time I walked through the facility, almost half of the "employees" were either asleep at their desks or playing solitare on their pcs. I decided they had too much money at that point and directed my giving elsewhere.

FAX

bogie
02-05-2007, 07:40 PM
I don't watch it much.

I always like "This old house" and "new Yankee workshop". I hated it when they lost the State Wrestling finals, and wish they'd have broadcast the entire thing.

I really enjoyed the shows where they took the people and had them live as pioneers. "pioneer house" I think it was called. I only wish they'd have done it longer and made them live out the winter or tap out, with the "last family standing" winning some money.

I'm probably a year from Sesame Street and whatnot coming into play.

La La La La, La La La La, Elmo's world.
La La La La, La La La La, Elmo's world.
Elmo likes his goldfish, his crayon toooooo, that's Elmo's world.

bogie
02-05-2007, 07:42 PM
Wasn't it the Yankee workshop where the guy that looked like the Lenox Furnace logo made furniture using ONLY the old hand tools?

I liked that show tool. (pun intended)

NYW
[pan pile of precut wood, wood glue and stain]
"ta-day, I'm going to be using moyah shopa fulla tools and contraptions that you'll nevah be able ta affahd, to construct a piece of fuhnitah fora cottage by the Sea. This intriquite design, I'll be able to use my $4000 planer, my joinah, this precision biscuit cuttah and jig to create dovetail joints. I'll also be using this new contraption donated to me that will carve unique and delicate designs into the front panels that your wife will want, but you have zero chance of recreating. I'll be doing all of these things without dirtying my shop or cutting my finger"

[pan finished product 30 minutes later]

"see, that wasn't so hahd. Until Next Time, Ahm Nahm Abrams"

As always, read the manual to your tools and remember to always wear safety glasses (or something like that)

bogie
02-05-2007, 07:43 PM
And theyah is no moah impohtahnt tip than to weyah THESE safety glasses.

That's it. I love Norm.

88TG88
02-05-2007, 07:44 PM
i always tape the bob ross painting hour. the pretty trees soothe me.

Bacon Cheeseburger
02-05-2007, 07:47 PM
I used to watch Red Green a lot, I loved the Handyman's Corner segment of the show. "If they don't find you handsome, they might as well find you handy."

I sometimes watch some sports stuff on there too, like Big Red Wrap-up and high school football playoffs, but not much else.

FAX
02-05-2007, 07:48 PM
Has anyone ever watched the router guys? They are a father with a big wierd bump on his head and his equally strange son who can build a fully furnished, 20 story office building in less than 30 minutes with nothing but a router and an extension cord.

FAX

Easy 6
02-05-2007, 07:50 PM
i always tape the bob ross painting hour. the pretty trees soothe me.

Bob should have his face added to Mt.Rushmore, he used to be an integral part of my Saturday hangover routine, he used to come on at noon right around when i got up.

His calming voice & sunny disposition was the perfect way to wake up.

88TG88
02-05-2007, 07:54 PM
Bob should have his face added to Mt.Rushmore, he used to be an integral part of my Saturday hangover routine, he used to come on at noon right around when i got up.

His calming voice & sunny disposition was the perfect way to wake up.
:)
when i was a kid we use to watch his show at school and whenever i heard his voice i was out. i could not stay awake at all when he got to his pretty sunset

Easy 6
02-05-2007, 08:02 PM
:)
when i was a kid we use to watch his show at school and whenever i heard his voice i was out. i could not stay awake at all when he got to his pretty sunset

Wouldnt it be funny to find out that he was a stark-raving mad tyrant off camera???

(screaming wildly, to the point of his voice cracking)..."HOW MANY F#CKING TIMES HAVE I TOLD YOU DUMBASS PEOPLE TO ALWAYS KEEP EXTRA F#CKING THALO BLUE AROUND!!!!!!"

Ultra Peanut
02-05-2007, 08:02 PM
I just want to watch the Blue Man Group. Stop interrupting it to make me feel like I've killed your children for not donating $99 for an amazing free gift. :(

Phobia
02-05-2007, 08:10 PM
My daughter watches it, I believe. I'll encourage her to donate.

Ultra Peanut
02-05-2007, 08:17 PM
Charlie Rose IS pretty cool.