Anyone else remember Wally's Workshop? It aired '72-'73 quite a bit before
TOH or NYW were on the air. As I recall it was sponsored by Rutland Lumber
and aired on a station in the Albany, NY area.
I remember it more for the husband and wife team of Wally and Natalie
Bruner's pending and ultimately fulfilled mistakes than for it's ability to
pass on stellar technical advise to homeowners... For example, I recall the
host falling through a ceiling while installing a free standing stove and on
another show breaking out the side of a board when he tried to plane the
end-grain... But hey, their banter was good and they did move people a long
way even though there were execution errors!
I have to wonder if this was Russ Morash's inspiration to do TOH. A comment
on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0229932/ said the show did air in the Boston