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    merryb Guest

    Default Saturday afternoon PBS cooking shows

    I have noticed that our local PBS stations have stopped carrying their
    cooking shows on Saturday afternoons- anyone else notice this? These
    were usually older shows- none of that cupcake war crap! I guess I
    need to complain, but just wondering if this is going on in your neck
    of the woods.

  2. #2
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Saturday afternoon PBS cooking shows

    On Jan 10, 4:35*pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    > I have noticed that our local PBS stations have stopped carrying their
    > cooking shows on Saturday afternoons- anyone else notice this? These
    > were usually older shows- none of that cupcake war crap! I guess I
    > need to complain, but just wondering if this is going on in your neck
    > of the woods.


    with the cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the money
    squeeze, a lot of stations are not receiving the
    support they used to get. They have to pay for those shows, you
    know. So I guess they aren't buying many any more.

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Saturday afternoon PBS cooking shows

    merryb <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I have noticed that our local PBS stations have stopped carrying their
    > cooking shows on Saturday afternoons- anyone else notice this? These
    > were usually older shows- none of that cupcake war crap! I guess I
    > need to complain, but just wondering if this is going on in your neck
    > of the woods.



    merryb,

    The cooking shows on PBS stations here take a very back seat to cartoons
    and political news and commentary. There scheduling is also very erratic.

    Best,

    Andy

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Saturday afternoon PBS cooking shows

    merryb wrote:
    > I have noticed that our local PBS stations have stopped carrying their
    > cooking shows on Saturday afternoons- anyone else notice this? These
    > were usually older shows- none of that cupcake war crap! I guess I
    > need to complain, but just wondering if this is going on in your neck
    > of the woods.


    I don't think ours did them on a regular basis but then I don't watch much
    TV on Saturday afternoons. I'm usually out and about. I do remember them
    having America's Test Kitchen for a while. Mainly I watch the fund raising
    shows when they have local chefs on.

    I used to watch Create late at night. Yes, they are re-runs but it has
    gotten to the point where I have seen those just too many times. Exceptions
    being Jacques Pepin, Jacques Torres and Julia Child. I don't care how many
    times I've seen them. I never get tired of them.



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    gregz Guest

    Default Re: Saturday afternoon PBS cooking shows

    ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Jan 10, 4:35 pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >> I have noticed that our local PBS stations have stopped carrying their
    >> cooking shows on Saturday afternoons- anyone else notice this? These
    >> were usually older shows- none of that cupcake war crap! I guess I
    >> need to complain, but just wondering if this is going on in your neck
    >> of the woods.

    >
    > with the cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the money
    > squeeze, a lot of stations are not receiving the
    > support they used to get. They have to pay for those shows, you
    > know. So I guess they aren't buying many any more.


    I don't know the time table, but our station produces shows in Pittsburgh
    WQED, the mr. Rodgers station. The station started out on the premiss of
    being an educational channel. They actually had classes on tv. The really
    good stuff usually comes bundled with a fundraiser.

    Greg

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    gregz Guest

    Default Re: Saturday afternoon PBS cooking shows

    gregz <[email protected]> wrote:
    > ImStillMags <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On Jan 10, 4:35 pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >>> I have noticed that our local PBS stations have stopped carrying their
    >>> cooking shows on Saturday afternoons- anyone else notice this? These
    >>> were usually older shows- none of that cupcake war crap! I guess I
    >>> need to complain, but just wondering if this is going on in your neck
    >>> of the woods.

    >>
    >> with the cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the money
    >> squeeze, a lot of stations are not receiving the
    >> support they used to get. They have to pay for those shows, you
    >> know. So I guess they aren't buying many any more.

    >
    > I don't know the time table, but our station produces shows in Pittsburgh
    > WQED, the mr. Rodgers station. The station started out on the premiss of
    > being an educational channel. They actually had classes on tv. The really
    > good stuff usually comes bundled with a fundraiser.
    >
    > Greg


    This Saturday shows cooking from 10 to 4.

    Greg

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    gloria p Guest

    Default Re: Saturday afternoon PBS cooking shows

    On 1/10/2012 5:43 PM, ImStillMags wrote:
    > On Jan 10, 4:35 pm, merryb<msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >> I have noticed that our local PBS stations have stopped carrying their
    >> cooking shows on Saturday afternoons- anyone else notice this? These
    >> were usually older shows- none of that cupcake war crap! I guess I
    >> need to complain, but just wondering if this is going on in your neck
    >> of the woods.

    >
    > with the cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the money
    > squeeze, a lot of stations are not receiving the
    > support they used to get. They have to pay for those shows, you
    > know. So I guess they aren't buying many any more.



    I'm glad I read your reply because that's what I was going to suggest.

    Our local PBS used to have a "British Comedy Hour" every night from
    10-11PM with wonderful older series a few years ago. They have cut back
    to only 1/2 hour a few days per week. (I think I have seen every episode
    of "Are You Being Served" and "Keeping up Appearances" at least five
    times.) Even the old shows cost a lot and there's little funding except
    for memberships and foundation grants.

    gloria p


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    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Saturday afternoon PBS cooking shows

    On Jan 10, 5:16*pm, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    > > I have noticed that our local PBS stations have stopped carrying their
    > > cooking shows on Saturday afternoons- anyone else notice this? These
    > > were usually older shows- none of that cupcake war crap! I guess I
    > > need to complain, but just wondering if this is going on in your neck
    > > of the woods.

    >
    > merryb,
    >
    > The cooking shows on PBS stations here take a very back seat to cartoons
    > and political news and commentary. There scheduling is also very erratic.
    >
    > Best,
    >
    > Andy


    Do you mean Dora or Thomas regarding cartoons? From what they program
    here, those are morning shows- the cooking ones usually started in the
    early afternoon. Also, the political ones seem to try to compete or at
    least capture the "Meet the Press" audience.

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    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Saturday afternoon PBS cooking shows

    On Jan 10, 5:30*pm, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > merryb wrote:
    > > I have noticed that our local PBS stations have stopped carrying their
    > > cooking shows on Saturday afternoons- anyone else notice this? These
    > > were usually older shows- none of that cupcake war crap! I guess I
    > > need to complain, but just wondering if this is going on in your neck
    > > of the woods.

    >
    > I don't think ours did them on a regular basis but then I don't watch much
    > TV on Saturday afternoons. *I'm usually out and about. *I do rememberthem
    > having America's Test Kitchen for a while. *Mainly I watch the fund raising
    > shows when they have local chefs on.
    >
    > I used to watch Create late at night. *Yes, they are re-runs but it has
    > gotten to the point where I have seen those just too many times. *Exceptions
    > being Jacques Pepin, Jacques Torres and Julia Child. *I don't care how many
    > times I've seen them. *I never get tired of them.


    Yes, I also love Julia & Jacques in whatever shows, and at times ATK.
    It just seems like Suze or Masterpiece Theater has taken over. They
    have their place, but just not used to them at that time!

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    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Saturday afternoon PBS cooking shows

    merryb <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Do you mean Dora or Thomas regarding cartoons? From what they program
    > here, those are morning shows- the cooking ones usually started in the
    > early afternoon. Also, the political ones seem to try to compete or at
    > least capture the "Meet the Press" audienc



    merryb,

    This morning's cartoon line up (7am - 5pm)
    Curious George
    The Cat in the Hat
    Dinosaur Train
    Sid the Science Kid
    WordWorld
    Barney & Friends
    Sesame Street
    Bob the Builder
    Thomas & Friends
    Angelina Ballerina
    Super WHY?
    Dinosaur Train
    Wild Krafts
    Arthur
    WordGirl
    Curious George
    The Cat in the Hat

    That's 10 hours of cartoons. The cartoons are G-rated and sound
    educational to some degree. Safer programing for impressionable young
    minds.

    Then Charlie Rose follows, One on One, NJ news and a new Antiques
    Roadshow and new Masterpiece Classic, taking viewers to 9pm.

    No cooking shows on the PBS today. Saturday, as you asked, has cooking
    shows from noon to 6pm.

    I enjoy the commercial free PBS cooking programs over cable cooking
    channels!

    Another PBS channel has cooking from noon to 4:30pm

    Another PBS channel generalized the day's programming as "Members
    Favorites." That's lame, imho.

    That's my homework for today!!!

    Best,

    Andy

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    George Guest

    Default Re: Saturday afternoon PBS cooking shows

    On 1/10/2012 7:35 PM, merryb wrote:
    > I have noticed that our local PBS stations have stopped carrying their
    > cooking shows on Saturday afternoons- anyone else notice this? These
    > were usually older shows- none of that cupcake war crap! I guess I
    > need to complain, but just wondering if this is going on in your neck
    > of the woods.


    Our local PBS seems to carry most of those shows on its second DTV
    channel now.

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    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Saturday afternoon PBS cooking shows

    On Jan 10, 6:35*pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    > I have noticed that our local PBS stations have stopped carrying their
    > cooking shows on Saturday afternoons- anyone else notice this? These
    > were usually older shows- none of that cupcake war crap! I guess I
    > need to complain, but just wondering if this is going on in your neck
    > of the woods.


    It does not make much sense to talk about PBS because all markets are
    individual to that local area - it all depends on what your PBS can
    buy and support. Our few cooking shows (in Iowa) are mostly on
    Saturday a.m.

    N.

  13. #13
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Saturday afternoon PBS cooking shows

    On Jan 11, 3:38*pm, Nancy2 <ellorysg...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Jan 10, 6:35*pm, merryb <msg...@juno.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I have noticed that our local PBS stations have stopped carrying their
    > > cooking shows on Saturday afternoons- anyone else notice this? These
    > > were usually older shows- none of that cupcake war crap! I guess I
    > > need to complain, but just wondering if this is going on in your neck
    > > of the woods.

    >
    > It does not make much sense to talk about PBS because all markets are
    > individual to that local area *- it all depends on what your PBS can
    > buy and support. *Our few cooking shows (in Iowa) are mostly on
    > Saturday a.m.
    >
    > N.


    Very true- I was just wondering about other areas.

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