January 27, 1994 |
How do you escape the winter blahs without blowing a few thousand bucks on an island getaway? My clan has been taking magical mystery trips on the Travel Channel, cable TV's most exotic retreat. Why, just the other day, we were getting the full treatment (including mud wrap and waterfall splash therapy) at Miami's top spa, the Doral Saturnia, then gliding through the Everglades at sunset, both on a show called "The Perfect Trip. " In another fantasy excursion for the eye and mind, we were exploring the lush Cayman Islands - feeding the turtles at a reptile farm, playing a Jack Nicklaus-designed half-size golf course (with special balls that fly only half as far as normal)
December 15, 1992 |
The Avalon String Band, which selected a theme called "Red, White, Rhythm and Blue" for the 1993 Mummers Parade, will be strutting those colors to honor Bill Clinton's inauguration on Jan. 20 in Washington. Avalon's quick-step appearance in the inaugural parade will be the Mummers' second national exposure of the month: The Travel Channel, available on cable systems that reach 17.5 million subscribers, will carry the Mummers Parade in its entirety, the first such airing for Philadelphia's New Year's festivities.
December 6, 1996 |
Lower Bucks Cablevision subscribers can expect their cable bills to jump $2.62 next month, an increase the company attributes to inflation and higher costs for programming. Standard-tier rates will rise from $15.01 to $17.34 on Jan. 1 along with basic cable service, which goes from $11 to $11.29, the company announced. Four new channels, including Bravo and the Travel Channel, will be added to the current lineup of 46 channels. Lower Bucks Cablevision serves approximately 41,000 customers in Middletown, Bristol Township, Bristol Borough, Lower Makefield, Yardley, Langhorne, Langhorne Manor, Penndel and Hulmeville.
April 22, 2015 |
A proposed park alongside Pitman's Broadway Theatre is getting a boost from Hollywood. Don Wildman, the witty and literate host of the Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum series, is helping raise money to transform a forlorn portion of Theatre Avenue into an outdoor gathering spot called Theatre Plaza. "You grow up in a town like Pitman and you're bonded to it for life," said Wildman, 54, who visited the borough Saturday to make a video that will promote the project online and perhaps on cable TV. "Pitman is the foundation of everything I'm interested in. " Wildman moved to Pitman as a 4-year-old in 1965 and recalls seeing The Poseidon Adventure and other hits on the Broadway's big screen.
May 31, 2015
Fifth Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards. Who says Family Guy gets no respect? Its creator, Seth MacFarlane, will receive the Genius Award at this year's kudofest, hosted by Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance). There's a new category this year: Most bingeworthy show. Live at 7 p.m. for the red carpet preshow and 8 p.m. for the awards show Sunday on A&E. Devious Maids . Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sánchez, and Judy Reyes return as a cadre of sinfully sassy Beverly Hills maids in the third-season premiere of this guilty pleasure.
March 20, 1998 |
Do you like British television programs? If so, you may be pleased to learn that an all-British cable channel will soon be launched in this country. The British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC) and Discovery Communications Inc. signed an agreement yesterday to launch a new channel called BBC America on March 29. The BBC will own and operate the channel and Discovery Communications will distribute it. Discovery Communications, based in Bethesda, Md., owns the highly profitable Discovery Channel, with 72 million subscribers; the Learning Channel, with 62 million; the fast-growing Animal Planet, with 37 million; and the fledgling Travel Channel, with 18 million.
December 29, 1995 |
Watching the Mummers Parade on television may not be the best way to see it, but it at least guarantees cold beer and warm feet. Here's what you need to know if your parade route extends from the couch to the fridge: WHERE: Channel 17 (WPHL) will air the parade for the second year in a row. The Travel Channel, which has shown parts of the parade in previous years, will not be doing so this year, so you may want to tape the best bits for friends who are out of town. WHEN: Coverage begins at 8:30 a.m., weather permitting, but if your taste doesn't run to the early-bird comic brigades, you should be able to catch the fancy clubs from noon to 2 p.m., the string bands from 2 to 5 p.m. and the fancy brigades from 5 to about 7 p.m. Times, as always, are approximate.
August 6, 1998 |
The Auction ATV Network plans by year's end to turn your home into an auction house, via the Internet and cable TV. You won't have to get off the couch to make way for this event. Just like the Travel Channel is making armchair globetrotters out of viewers, and Emeril and Two Fat Ladies from the Food Channel are making our plates sophiscated, the guys from the ATV Network, in Bucks County, want to make us auction-savvy. Through a marriage of computer science and cable TV, they plan to bring the auction house into your house.
January 23, 2013 |
There's no delicate way to put this: On the first day of work on his new job, newspaper writer Geoff Edgers castrated a bull calf. Later that day, he ate the harvested organ after it was sliced, battered, and deep-fried. If that wasn't enough, he also had to eat a still-beating rattlesnake heart. Edgers is writer, co-creator, and host of a new weekly Travel Channel show, Edge of America , that takes the Boston Globe reporter on "the great American road trip" to experience firsthand some of the things Americans like to do for fun. Set in a different state each week, including Minnesota, Oregon, California, and, yes, Pennsylvania, the 13-episode first season premieres Tuesday at 9 p.m. The debut puts Edgers right smack in the middle of the Union, in Oklahoma.
November 1, 2012
* DANGEROUS GROUNDS. 10 p.m. Monday, Travel Channel. New episodes will be at 9 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Nov. 13. EVEN OVER the phone, Todd Carmichael sounds caffeinated. The co-founder of Philly-based La Colombe Torrefaction probably doesn't need his own high-end coffee to stay awake, though. He's an adrenaline junkie, having set a world record for a solo, unsupported trek to the South Pole and twice tried to do the same with Death Valley. And that's just what he does for fun. "I can't deny the fact that I like to kind of move outside my own comfort zone and outside the kind of traditional path," said Carmichael, who, starting Monday, will be letting Travel Channel viewers in on the dicier parts of his day job as his new show, "Dangerous Grounds," premieres after the series finale of "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.