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Eli

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05-19-2010 03:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tv gbh tom macdonald t-chisel

Hey, everybody,

Over the weekend all of the contracts were signed and the green light was given for Tom MacDonald to host a new TV show on WGBH. The deal is for a minimum of 3 years and about 80% coverage on PBS stations across the country. Shooting begins on Monday and it will be on air this fall: October is the target. The show will incorporate a website and stay in touch with the internet woodworking community where Tommy got his start. I hope you all get a chance to tune in and let us know how we’re doing (although, I’m pretty confident you will).

Anyway, a big “Congratulations” to Tommy!

Eli


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#1 posted 05-19-2010 03:34 PM

Congratulations to everyone involved! looking forward to seeing the first episode!

Eli – any plans to have it streamed online? (don’t have TV service personally)

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#2 posted 05-19-2010 03:46 PM

This sounds great…congrats on the new show. I will be watching for it for sure.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 05-19-2010 03:49 PM

Eli,
Congratulations to you and Tommy about the show.. Its great to see WGBH stepping up and supporting the woodworking community. Definably filling a huge long overdue hole in their programming!

And the name of the show will be? :)

-- Scott, Colorado

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#4 posted 05-19-2010 04:07 PM

Streaming would be good—Norms show was never on NYC PBS stations

-- Chris http://thelightheartedwoodworker.com/

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#5 posted 05-19-2010 04:47 PM

Can’t wait… although I don’t think the local PBS station will be carrying it. They didn’t carry Norm here either. I guess its time to start writing the station. Good Luck Tommy! Big shoes to fill up there in Boston!

Paul

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#6 posted 05-19-2010 06:12 PM

Outstanding, Congrats to you and Tommy….

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 05-19-2010 11:23 PM

Congrats Eli and Tommy. Does this mean a sponsor was lined up??

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SwedishIron

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#8 posted 05-20-2010 02:19 AM

JCantin.. ”Does this mean a sponsor was lined up??”

I think that is exactly what Eli’s announcement means.. :) So rumors have it..

-- Scott, Colorado

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Eli

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#9 posted 05-20-2010 02:19 AM

Thank you.

The show is Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac (I think). I don’t know if it will be streamed, but I hope so. I’ll ask when I get a chance.

Woodcraft stepped up to be the SOLE underwriter. We’re really excited because it frees us up to use all sorts of different tools and work with Woodcrafts all over the country.

We’re not done with the projects yet, but we’re getting there.

Eli

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#10 posted 05-20-2010 03:13 AM

thanks for the update

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#11 posted 05-20-2010 04:00 AM

Thanks…

-- Rick

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#12 posted 05-20-2010 06:54 PM

oh, i can’t wait for this!
congrats!

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#13 posted 05-20-2010 07:10 PM

Thanks for the info, Eli.
Looking forward to the start.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#14 posted 05-20-2010 07:26 PM

oh this is fantastic…cant wait to see the show…i think tommy can handle the shoe filling…he’s a great guy..thanks for keeping us posted…......grizzman

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#15 posted 05-20-2010 07:58 PM

congrats with your sponsor
and I do hope it will be possiple to see on the net
we don´t have any wood related show here in Denmark

Dennis

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