Just read on the NYWS website that it is official, HGTV did NOT
renew their contract to show the older NYWS episodes for the new
season. Guess that leaves us at the mercy of the idiot fund raisers
who run learning the piano or some "motivational speaker" over the
NYWS scheduled shows begging for donations.
Don't know about you, but if they would run a NYWS marathon during the
pledge/fund raising they would get MORE money more often from this
woodworker. Right now the local PBS has pre-empted the Sunday
schedule for fundraising, causing folks to miss 2 of the new season
Except for those aggravating pieces of self-promotion they use to fill dead
air. At least the latest, the "Red Riding Hood" series, have Norm in them.
I still haven't figured out what message, beyond the obvious, they're trying
to convey with the black female pilot endorsement.
249) on DISH Satellite. They carry NYW with no fund raising.
No you can't. I used to have this until the bastards at WGBH objected.
I would much rather pay a fair price for commercial free TV than be
forced to sit through bullshit fundraisers.
Last week they had that git Suzie Orman going on about money like she
was preaching a religious sermon. It may just be me but I find that
sort of thing revolting and in any case the only people who are going
to want to sit through that sort of thing are the type of people who
are too tightfisted to donate anyhow.
I don't care if PBS does not get paid for the programs sent out over
satelite, they sure as heck could get paid. I have a PVR so I never
watch the commercials on regular TV anyway, apart from the superbowl of
course where in the average year the same technology allows one to
effortlessly edit out the alleged game.This year being the first time
in living memory that the game has not been effectively over in the
first quarter we actually watched the game but you get the idea.
Get DirecTV, get the DIY channel, and get access to two regular shows that
are at least as good as NYWS: Woodwords with David Marks, and Woodworking
with David Johnson. Also look at The Router Workshop on PBSU. You may even
be able to give your nailer a rest.
You just need a clear view of the soutwest sky(from my location in NC); the
satellite is over the equator south of Texas. I don't work for DTV, just
want to share good programming so enough people watch to keep them on the
air. You can lookup information, including project directions and
materials, on DIYnet.com.
On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 14:15:58 +0000, Steven and Gail Peterson wrote:
Don't get me started on Minwhacks (Bruce) Johnson. That guy shouldn't be
allowed to carry Norm's toolbelt.
I do like the woodturning show, though. But that's probably because I know
next to nothing about turning.
I lost respect for bruce johnson when one of his shows was the assembly
of a rocking chair *kit*. Not one bit of woodworking was involved. He
took completed parts out of a box, glued them together and threw on a
finish. He routinely makes mistakes, which are magically fixed when
they come back from the comercial break. Does he still call his
sliding compound miter saw a radial arm saw?
Yeah, same here. Tivo keeps saying "Hey, you might like this", and I
don't want to three thumbs-down it, because I like shows _like_ it,
just not that one. The good thing is, if you have Tivo, it'll never
erase or not record something you want when it's doing a suggestion -
it just records them if you have nothing else scheduled and plenty of
disk space. Easy enough to delete 'em, or let 'em fall off on their
I agree, that show really bothers me. But I'm not sure why. Maybe
it's because they show the entire process of routing somthing rather
than the NYW way, which is to talk about it for a few seconds, then
show maybe the first couple inches of the cut so you can see how the
bit affects the wood, then moving on. Also, NYW gets the camera up
real close so you can see better. Also, the father in the router
workshop has this bump on his head that I can't stop looing at. :-)
LOL, yes Brucey certainly *is* sloppy, but at least he looks like he's
having fun doing it...
Marks is extremely talented (and his attention to detail is
outstanding), but his acting needs a bit of improvement! ;)
Note also how difficult it is to find contact information on the HGTV site
to let them know how displeased you are about it. There is not even a real
email address to send comments to while they ask you everything down to year
of birth in their "Viewer Services" page when you want to submit a comment.
While I enjoy the show, Norm & company could make all of this moot by
releasing each season in a DVD collection. They are really milking it for
every penny by charging $25 for a single 30 minute program. An entire
season for $100 would be fair. He could still sell the plans for $10 a
piece. My guess is that he'd sell more DVD's than tapes this way.
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