What Does PBS' This Old House Mean to You?

What Does PBS' This Old House Mean to You?

Kyle Freeman
Feb 6, 2009

In honor of AT's February DIY Month and the recent retrospective article in Boston Magazine about This Old House on PBS, I thought it would be fun to find out what this show has meant to you over the years or now. Growing up in a home with two aspiring carpenter brothers, I was exposed to a LOT of This Old House episodes. I have very cozy memories of hunkering down on the couch, listening to my brothers' running commentary about each episode. Greater Boston was the birthplace for the show, which is responsible for launching a whole new genre of television: design TV. Do you think This Old House inspired you to believe that you could DIY?...

The recent article in Boston Magazine interviews the major characters from This Old House over the years, from Bob Vila, the original host, to the current host, Kevin O'Connor. The interview comfortably navigates some of the tense and comical moments in the show's evolution. Click here for the complete Boston magazine article. We also found this great timeline of the show's history on the This Old House website.

We'd love to hear your thoughts about what this show means to you. How do you think it compares to the plethora of design shows that have followed in its' footsteps?

(Image: Boston Magazine)

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