For those of you who enjoy our PBS television cooking/nutrition show, Low Carb CookwoRx, we just got a piece of good news.
The show has been picked up to air for another year by network PBS HD and given a regular time slot beginning in January 2007. We’ll be on air cooking, canoodling, and commenting Monday through Friday at 5:30 pm and 2:30 am Eastern time. What we haven’t heard, yet, is whether the programming will go out as a single feed or dual feed (which makes a difference in time slot on the West Coast stations–i.e., will it feed across the country at once, showing at 4:30 pm and 1:30 am in Central time, 3:30 pm and 12:30 am in Mountain time, and be 2:30 pm and 11:30 pm in Pacific time or will it be refed to show on the west coast in the same time slots as Eastern time.) We’re working to find that out now and will let you know by blog when we do, but rest assured that the show will be back on next year in a stable time slot.
Also, we’ve just learned that CookwoRx also got picked up by the new Create TV Network, a public tv for cable channel, which by federal mandate must be offered on basic cable packages by every cable provider in the country beginning in 2007. Our Create TV time slots are also regular: four times a day on Wednesdays and Sundays at 1:30 am, 7:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 7:30 pm beginning December 3, 2006.
The Create TV deal is great news for us, personally, since the show isn’t currently carried by either of the cable providers where we live, so we, ourselves, haven’t seen most of the completed shows on tv.
We hope that now most of you will be able to get the series and will enjoy and profit from it. And if you do, call, write, or hop online to tell your cable provider or PBS affiliate station!
If you don’t like the show, just quietly change the channel! ;D
This is great news! My local PBS has not carried the show that I have found so far. I’m hoping they will pick it up in 2007, if not I’ll be on the lookout for the Create TV channel on Dish Network.
COMMENT from MD EADES: Thanks; we hope you’ll get it and will enjoy it.
WOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!! I LOVE your show and am SO glad to hear about this! I have a TiVo and was able to record almost half of your original year, and I transferred them to my hard drive in case they stopped showing it. I emailed my PBS station but I guess they stopped showing it anyway. Either way, I’m SO excited…you guys really motivate me!
Just a few questions I wonder if you can answer:
(1)If you don’t have HD, will you still be able to see your show?
(2)Will it only be the new year, or will they be showing the past year’s episodes as well?
and (3) So if you’re on everyday, are they repeats, or are you going to have a daily show?
I’m SO excited!!
PS. I was listening to “Wake up with Whoopi” while driving to work, and Whoopi Goldberg was just raving about using stevia in her coffee and how bad milk and sugar is for people. I was so excited, thinking “Wow, I’ve only heard the Eades mention Stevia (in fact I had never heard it before them) and now Whoopi Goldberg is mentioning it, who I love. This is SO cool and in a way legitimizes good sugar substitutes even more!” I hope people were listening…maybe we’ll get a few more sugar addicts off the streets 🙂
COMMENT from MD EADES: Lots of questions; where to begin. At this point, we don’t know if it will be the same show morning and night or day after day or if they will mix them up. It will, however, be the same season of shows (the original 26 episodes) that will air via the PBS HD network and so on PBS at least, I assume you have to have HD to get it. However, on Create TV, which will go to all cable viewers beginning in February 2007, I think, it will come in on regular basic cable twice a day, twice a week. We hope to film a new batch, but haven’t gotten the green light to do that yet.
HOORAY HOORAY HOORAY!!
I just set up my TiVo to pick those up as soon as they start broadcasting!
I’ve missed you and Dr. Mike – your cooking show is a favorite of my husband and me!
COMMENT from MD EADES: Thanks; we’re so glad you enjoy the show!
Recently I watched a Low Carb Cookworx episode on PBS. Before cooking onions you suggested to soak them in something to eliminate that onion aftertaste. (for me it lasts for days) What do you soak them in? Thanks, Marge
COMMENT from MD EADES: Anything slightly acidic. I usually fill the bowl with water, then add a splash of lemon juice or lime juice or even vinegar. In a pinch, just a soak in plain old water will do. And how long depends on the onion in question. Some are much more violently pungent than others.
Hi Dr. Eades:
I have to tell you, that you and Dr. Eades look great. So obviously healthy! Just seeing your physical condition is inspiring in itself to eat right and follow your protein power lifeplan. I am 44 years young and look forward to being as healthy as you as time shifts.
I especially noticed that you both have great skin (with sun exposure – hurray!)that has a soft look to it (I watch it in HD which is merciless) and plus, you both have quite a bit of muscle tone in your faces. And lots of color too!
Other than following your protein power lifeplan (and I would imagine a good skin care cleansing and moisturizing program etc.),
do you do facial exercises to keep the muscles strong? Do you recommend them?
What foods/nutrients are especially good for our skin and keeping it fresh looking?
I appreciate your help.
COMMENT from MD EADES: Thank you for your kind words. Eating a diet rich in good protein and fat probably accounts for whatever good facial muscle tone we have. That’s one of its benefits. A low cal low fat low protein diet seems always to make the face gaunt through loss of ‘non-essential’ muscles. We don’t do facial exercises, except smiling a lot and talking a lot. I have been a devotee of the Erno Laszlo skin care regimen for 30 years and Mike uses a combo of Perricone and whatever strikes his fancy. And we live in sunny places, so we get a fair amount of daily sunshine just going about our lives.