A reader just wrote to ask how to find out where our PBS tv show was showing and when. It occurred to me that other people might also want to know, so here’s the scoop:
All the nearly 360 PBS affiliates around the country are independent, meaning that the programming director has wide latitude over what his or her station airs and when. Thus, our Low Carb CookwoRx show may be on twice a day in Manhattan PBS on their high definition station feed, perhaps not at all in Omaha, and on both high definition and standard definition in San Francisco.
To determine if the show airs where you are, simply go to the show’s website and put in your zip code. The engine will take you to the PBS affiliate’s website that serves your area. From there, scan both the high definition and standard definition programming (the show is shot in high def, but is available downgraded to standard and has been picked up in that format in a number of areas) and you should be able to find the schedule. If you can’t find it, call the station and ask them when it’s shown. If it’s not shown, tell them you want it!! Failing that, the website’s shopping area does offer videos of every show for sale and all the recipes from the show and more are availabe in the new Low Carb CookwoRx Cookbook.