HGTV.com April 2001 Highlights

Celebrate Easter with a Collection of Holiday Projects, Check Out the 2001

International Builders' Product Show, Learn About Protecting Our Planet with

Special Earth Day Tips, Crafts and How-To's, Prepare for Warm Weather

Festivities with Ideas for Updating Your Outdoor Rooms and More



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Home & Garden Television

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- HGTV.com (http://www.HGTV.com),
 Home & Garden Television's online resource, wants to ensure that April's
 spring showers won't deter home enthusiasts from enjoying all the month has to
 offer. Catch HGTV.com's overflowing basket of Easter ideas and projects,
 designed to help make this year's holiday a memorable one for you and your
 family.  Celebrate Earth Day with handy tips on recycling and conservation,
 not to mention step-by-step instructions for making fun, funky,
 planet-friendly crafts!  Plus, HGTV.com visitors are invited to come along on
 an insider's tour of the 2001 International Builders' Product Show.  Of
 course, with springtime here at last, the site is blooming with gardening and
 landscaping tips, Mother Nature-inspired crafts and decorating ideas that'll
 help you enjoy the great out-of-doors with style and flair.  And, if you
 haven't gotten around to your spring cleaning yet, HGTV.com is still featuring
 its "Spring Break" special with handy hints on how to make your home sparkle.
 
     EASTER
     Whether you're looking to decorate your home with Easter bunny adornments
 or raise a real-life bunny of your own, we've got advice and ideas on how to
 make your holiday a treat for adults and kids alike.  Check out our assortment
 of brunch recipes to start the day with scrumptious springtime dishes.  Get
 the whole gang involved in HGTV.com's craft activities, such as creating a
 family photo Easter egg and Easter egg topiaries.  And, if your big plans for
 the holiday include a stroll in the Easter parade, we're even offering
 detailed instructions on how to make the perfect Easter bonnet!
 
     EARTH DAY
     April 22nd may be Earth Day this year, but HGTV.com is ready to help you
 celebrate this holiday all month long with a special online package brimming
 with fun-filled, ecologically-sound ideas for the whole family! Avid gardeners
 are encouraged to check out features on composting, including handy streaming
 video demonstrations.  Craft lovers can rejoice in a selection of planet-
 friendly projects, such as recycling holiday wreaths into year-round decor.
 And, speaking of recycling, this Earth Day special offers up advice on how you
 can turn "throw away" items into all sorts of useful and decorative touches
 around the house and in the garden.  Visitors can also log on learn more about
 the importance of conservation with features that range from a retrospective
 on the homes of Frank Lloyd Wright to a slide show on creating kids' play-
 homes from construction debris.
 
     BUILDING & REMODELING
     Get ready for warm weather with HGTV.com's expert advice on how to spruce
 up your home and take advantage of the sunny days ahead.  "Fix It Up!"
 features this month include instructions for installing a gas grill or cooking
 center on your deck and a step-by-step guide to building your own Adirondack
 lawn chair, so you relax comfortably after you've whipped up your deckside
 barbeque!  Do-it-yourself afficionados will also be able to learn about where
 to buy the latest innovations in building materials, techniques and styles
 when they log on to our tour of the 2001 International Builders' Show.
 
     Building & Remodeling Chats:*
     -- Monday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. ET: Henry Harrison of
       "Help Around The House"
 
     CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES
     With the Easter bunny hopping down the trail, HGTV.com is ready to help
 you get on his tail, with a bevy of craft concepts and how-to's.  When it
 comes to Easter eggs and baskets, look no further than your computer screen.
 Our special holiday collection of ideas is ready to hatch with easy-to-follow
 directions on how to make gloriously vivid Easter eggs and beautiful baskets.
 And, HGTV's reigning queen of crafts, Carol Duvall, will teach you how to make
 attractive baskets from weeds and foliage.  She's also ready to show you how
 to dress-up lampshades so they glisten with charming bead work, and help you
 get your baby to sleep in style with instructions for making a snuggly infant
 sleeping bag in the whimsical shape of a watermelon.
 
     Crafting & Collectibles Chats:*
     -- Wednesday, April 4 at 3:00 p.m. ET: Alex Anderson of "Simply Quilts"
     -- Tuesday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m. ET: Sandra Betzina of "Sew Perfect"
     -- Thursday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. ET: Carol Duvall of
        "The Carol Duvall Show"
 
     DESIGN & DECORATING
     From patios to porches, terraces and loggias, HGTV's Kitty Bartholomew
 wants to make sure you make the most of your outdoor space this spring.  In
 addition to investigating decor ideas for your outdoor rooms this month, Kitty
 makes her own special contribution to HGTV.com's Earth Day celebration as she
 invites ecologically-conscious design enthusiasts take a rare glimpse at a
 home built almost entirely from recycled goods.  Other April highlights
 include a tour of the famed Biltmore Estate, led by "Room by Room's" Matt Fox
 and Shari Hiller, and advice on creating a multipurpose den for family and
 visitors.
 
     Design and Decorations Chats:*
     -- Monday, April 9 at 11:00 a.m. ET: Matt Fox & Shari Hiller of
        "Room by Room"
     -- Thursday, April 19 at 9:30 p.m. ET: Michael Payne of
        "Designing for the Sexes"
     -- Thursday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. ET: JoAnne Liebeler of
        "Room for Change"
     -- Monday, April 30 at 9:30 p.m. ET: Kitty Bartholomew of "You're Home"
 
     FOOD & LIFESTYLES
     Everyone looks forward to al fresco dining, when the weather turns warm
 and HGTV.com offers up recipes and ideas from "All In Good Taste," to get the
 good times rolling.  And, if you want to add a little "down under" inspiration
 to your outdoor dining, HGTV.com is ready to help you throw another shrimp on
 the barbi!  This month, the site features a "Down Under and Delicious"
 special, where foodies can learn all about Aussie cuisine and get into the act
 themselves with a variety of tasty recipes.  Of course, the Easter holiday
 season means that we'll also be offering up mouthwatering ideas involving
 everyone's Easter favorite -- eggs.  Complementing these culinary delights
 with some lifestyle advice, Mary Ellen Pinkham of "TIPical Mary Ellen" offers
 tips on springtime skin care to keep you in tip-top shape and even shares her
 own spring cleaning tricks and techniques to keep your home in shape too!
 
     GARDENING & LANDSCAPING
     HGTV is reveling in spring with a colorful look at wildflowers in an
 online feature devoted to these multihued beauties.  And, if that isn't wild
 enough, we're also sharing instructions for building your very own wildlife
 garden, where you can give wild critters the food and shelter they need.
 Plus, if memories of winter's chill still have you sniffling, we'll show you
 how your garden can help.  Look for our medicine garden special, where you can
 learn all about how to cultivate plants and herbs that can serve as natural
 remedies -- from teas to soothing baths.
 
     Gardening & Landscaping Chats:*
     -- Tuesday, April 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET: Susie Coehlo of "Surprise Gardener"
 
     REAL ESTATE & FINANCE
     If you're gearing up to sell your home this season, HGTV.com can assist
 with all sorts of decorating advice that is sure to intrigue prospective
 buyers.  Of course, the front and back yards must look their best too, as
 well-manicured, springtime gardens can easily inspire homemakers to take root.
 So, take a look at our landscaping suggestions too!  And, if the whole process
 of buying or selling a home has you befuddled, check out our new A to Z real
 estate glossary, where we explain complicated real estate terms in simple,
 easy-to-understand language.
 
     Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles,
 Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta, Home & Garden Television (HGTV), which is now
 distributed in more than 69 million U.S. households, is one of the
 fastest-growing networks in cable television history. Internationally, HGTV
 owns 33 percent of HGTV Canada and provides much of the Canadian network's
 daily programming.  HGTV branded programming can also be seen in Japan,
 Australia, Thailand and the Philippines. HGTV is wholly owned by The E.W.
 Scripps Company (NYSE:   SSP), which also operates the Food Network, Do It
 Yourself (DIY) network and Fine Living, a new network to launch in 2001.
 
     *Chat times, dates and guests are subject to change.
 
     Contact: Emily Yarborough of Home & Garden Television (HGTV),
 865-560-4643, or Amy Jane Finnerty of Trylon Communications, Inc.,
 212-725-2295, amyf@tryloncommunications.com
 
 

SOURCE Home & Garden Television
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- HGTV.com (http://www.HGTV.com),
 Home & Garden Television's online resource, wants to ensure that April's
 spring showers won't deter home enthusiasts from enjoying all the month has to
 offer. Catch HGTV.com's overflowing basket of Easter ideas and projects,
 designed to help make this year's holiday a memorable one for you and your
 family.  Celebrate Earth Day with handy tips on recycling and conservation,
 not to mention step-by-step instructions for making fun, funky,
 planet-friendly crafts!  Plus, HGTV.com visitors are invited to come along on
 an insider's tour of the 2001 International Builders' Product Show.  Of
 course, with springtime here at last, the site is blooming with gardening and
 landscaping tips, Mother Nature-inspired crafts and decorating ideas that'll
 help you enjoy the great out-of-doors with style and flair.  And, if you
 haven't gotten around to your spring cleaning yet, HGTV.com is still featuring
 its "Spring Break" special with handy hints on how to make your home sparkle.
 
     EASTER
     Whether you're looking to decorate your home with Easter bunny adornments
 or raise a real-life bunny of your own, we've got advice and ideas on how to
 make your holiday a treat for adults and kids alike.  Check out our assortment
 of brunch recipes to start the day with scrumptious springtime dishes.  Get
 the whole gang involved in HGTV.com's craft activities, such as creating a
 family photo Easter egg and Easter egg topiaries.  And, if your big plans for
 the holiday include a stroll in the Easter parade, we're even offering
 detailed instructions on how to make the perfect Easter bonnet!
 
     EARTH DAY
     April 22nd may be Earth Day this year, but HGTV.com is ready to help you
 celebrate this holiday all month long with a special online package brimming
 with fun-filled, ecologically-sound ideas for the whole family! Avid gardeners
 are encouraged to check out features on composting, including handy streaming
 video demonstrations.  Craft lovers can rejoice in a selection of planet-
 friendly projects, such as recycling holiday wreaths into year-round decor.
 And, speaking of recycling, this Earth Day special offers up advice on how you
 can turn "throw away" items into all sorts of useful and decorative touches
 around the house and in the garden.  Visitors can also log on learn more about
 the importance of conservation with features that range from a retrospective
 on the homes of Frank Lloyd Wright to a slide show on creating kids' play-
 homes from construction debris.
 
     BUILDING & REMODELING
     Get ready for warm weather with HGTV.com's expert advice on how to spruce
 up your home and take advantage of the sunny days ahead.  "Fix It Up!"
 features this month include instructions for installing a gas grill or cooking
 center on your deck and a step-by-step guide to building your own Adirondack
 lawn chair, so you relax comfortably after you've whipped up your deckside
 barbeque!  Do-it-yourself afficionados will also be able to learn about where
 to buy the latest innovations in building materials, techniques and styles
 when they log on to our tour of the 2001 International Builders' Show.
 
     Building & Remodeling Chats:*
     -- Monday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m. ET: Henry Harrison of
       "Help Around The House"
 
     CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES
     With the Easter bunny hopping down the trail, HGTV.com is ready to help
 you get on his tail, with a bevy of craft concepts and how-to's.  When it
 comes to Easter eggs and baskets, look no further than your computer screen.
 Our special holiday collection of ideas is ready to hatch with easy-to-follow
 directions on how to make gloriously vivid Easter eggs and beautiful baskets.
 And, HGTV's reigning queen of crafts, Carol Duvall, will teach you how to make
 attractive baskets from weeds and foliage.  She's also ready to show you how
 to dress-up lampshades so they glisten with charming bead work, and help you
 get your baby to sleep in style with instructions for making a snuggly infant
 sleeping bag in the whimsical shape of a watermelon.
 
     Crafting & Collectibles Chats:*
     -- Wednesday, April 4 at 3:00 p.m. ET: Alex Anderson of "Simply Quilts"
     -- Tuesday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m. ET: Sandra Betzina of "Sew Perfect"
     -- Thursday, April 19 at 3:00 p.m. ET: Carol Duvall of
        "The Carol Duvall Show"
 
     DESIGN & DECORATING
     From patios to porches, terraces and loggias, HGTV's Kitty Bartholomew
 wants to make sure you make the most of your outdoor space this spring.  In
 addition to investigating decor ideas for your outdoor rooms this month, Kitty
 makes her own special contribution to HGTV.com's Earth Day celebration as she
 invites ecologically-conscious design enthusiasts take a rare glimpse at a
 home built almost entirely from recycled goods.  Other April highlights
 include a tour of the famed Biltmore Estate, led by "Room by Room's" Matt Fox
 and Shari Hiller, and advice on creating a multipurpose den for family and
 visitors.
 
     Design and Decorations Chats:*
     -- Monday, April 9 at 11:00 a.m. ET: Matt Fox & Shari Hiller of
        "Room by Room"
     -- Thursday, April 19 at 9:30 p.m. ET: Michael Payne of
        "Designing for the Sexes"
     -- Thursday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. ET: JoAnne Liebeler of
        "Room for Change"
     -- Monday, April 30 at 9:30 p.m. ET: Kitty Bartholomew of "You're Home"
 
     FOOD & LIFESTYLES
     Everyone looks forward to al fresco dining, when the weather turns warm
 and HGTV.com offers up recipes and ideas from "All In Good Taste," to get the
 good times rolling.  And, if you want to add a little "down under" inspiration
 to your outdoor dining, HGTV.com is ready to help you throw another shrimp on
 the barbi!  This month, the site features a "Down Under and Delicious"
 special, where foodies can learn all about Aussie cuisine and get into the act
 themselves with a variety of tasty recipes.  Of course, the Easter holiday
 season means that we'll also be offering up mouthwatering ideas involving
 everyone's Easter favorite -- eggs.  Complementing these culinary delights
 with some lifestyle advice, Mary Ellen Pinkham of "TIPical Mary Ellen" offers
 tips on springtime skin care to keep you in tip-top shape and even shares her
 own spring cleaning tricks and techniques to keep your home in shape too!
 
     GARDENING & LANDSCAPING
     HGTV is reveling in spring with a colorful look at wildflowers in an
 online feature devoted to these multihued beauties.  And, if that isn't wild
 enough, we're also sharing instructions for building your very own wildlife
 garden, where you can give wild critters the food and shelter they need.
 Plus, if memories of winter's chill still have you sniffling, we'll show you
 how your garden can help.  Look for our medicine garden special, where you can
 learn all about how to cultivate plants and herbs that can serve as natural
 remedies -- from teas to soothing baths.
 
     Gardening & Landscaping Chats:*
     -- Tuesday, April 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET: Susie Coehlo of "Surprise Gardener"
 
     REAL ESTATE & FINANCE
     If you're gearing up to sell your home this season, HGTV.com can assist
 with all sorts of decorating advice that is sure to intrigue prospective
 buyers.  Of course, the front and back yards must look their best too, as
 well-manicured, springtime gardens can easily inspire homemakers to take root.
 So, take a look at our landscaping suggestions too!  And, if the whole process
 of buying or selling a home has you befuddled, check out our new A to Z real
 estate glossary, where we explain complicated real estate terms in simple,
 easy-to-understand language.
 
     Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles,
 Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta, Home & Garden Television (HGTV), which is now
 distributed in more than 69 million U.S. households, is one of the
 fastest-growing networks in cable television history. Internationally, HGTV
 owns 33 percent of HGTV Canada and provides much of the Canadian network's
 daily programming.  HGTV branded programming can also be seen in Japan,
 Australia, Thailand and the Philippines. HGTV is wholly owned by The E.W.
 Scripps Company (NYSE:   SSP), which also operates the Food Network, Do It
 Yourself (DIY) network and Fine Living, a new network to launch in 2001.
 
     *Chat times, dates and guests are subject to change.
 
     Contact: Emily Yarborough of Home & Garden Television (HGTV),
 865-560-4643, or Amy Jane Finnerty of Trylon Communications, Inc.,
 212-725-2295, amyf@tryloncommunications.com
 
 SOURCE  Home & Garden Television