Posted 31 Jan 2011
"Ask This Old House" kicked off a new season in the fall by traveling from coast to coast tackling home improvement projects and offering practical tips and instruction to help homeowners with projects around the home. The crew stopped in Little Rock in October, taping two segments that will air Sunday, Feb. 12 and 19, at 1 p.m.
The Little Rock segments included a workshop in the River Market pavilion that addressed repairing window screens and a house call to replace an outdoor electrical outlet.
The first episode Feb. 12 will feature planting a garden bed and live home improvement workshops in Little Rock, Memphis and Tulsa. In the first episode of a two-part road trip through America's heartland, landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner in Wichita, Kan., plant a narrow garden bed near her driveway. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Thretheway, general contractor Tom Silva, and host Kevin O'Connor conduct home improvement workshops with live audiences in Little Rock, Memphis and Tulsa. While in Tulsa, Tretheway and a local contractor help a homeowner make an old fireplace more energy efficient by installing a wood-burning insert.
On Feb. 19 "Ask This Old House" covers the installation of an outdoor electrical outlet and live home improvement workshops in Little Rock and Memphis. O'Connor travels to Little Rock to install an outdoor electrical outlet for a homeowner. Then, he and Cook show a live audience in Wichita how to plant flower bulbs properly. Afterward, O'Connor heads to Memphis to tour Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, and Silva helps a Memphis homeowner replace her old, worn-out kitchen cabinet hardware.
AETN is conducting a Facebook contest in early February to give away three posters signed by O'Connor and Silva. Fans who share their own home improvement stories will have a chance to win one of the three prize packs. To enter, fans should "like" AETN at www.facebook.com/aetntv. Complete details will be announced through Facebook.
Other cities visited this season include: Toronto, Los Angeles, Fargo, N.D., and Salt Lake City, Utah. From landscaping to plumbing and everything in between, the "Ask This Old House" experts are ready to lend a hand and welcome viewer questions at www.thisoldhouse.com/askaquestion.
"Ask This Old House" is produced by This Old House Productions, Inc., for This Old House Ventures, Inc., and presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. Senior producer and director is David Vos and senior series producer is Chris Wolfe. Funding is provided by GMC, The Home Depot, and Stanley. "This Old House" is the No. 1 multimedia home enthusiast brand, offering trusted information and expert advice through award-winning television, a highly regarded magazine and an informative-driven website. This Old House Ventures, Inc., is a business of Time, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner.
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