Public Television's Create® Channel Adds Growing Bolder to Summer Schedule

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Create TV – the commercial-free channel dedicated exclusively to the best of public television’s how-to shows – welcomes a prominent new television program to its Summer 2011 line-up.

Create TV – the commercial-free channel dedicated exclusively to the best of public television’s how-to shows – welcomes a prominent new television program to its Summer 2011 line-up.

Growing Bolder, hosted by veteran journalists Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer, offers empowering stories that inspire audiences of all ages to believe that it’s never too late to achieve their dreams. Produced by an Emmy award-winning team of storytellers, Growing Bolder is in its second season of national distribution via American Public Television, and is seen on more than 250 public television stations across America.

Stories to be featured on Create TV include:

●    Discovery of a Lifetime: Joanie Schirm always knew there was more to her family history than what she had learned from her parents. When they passed away, she made a remarkable discovery in an old desk. It was a discovery that sent her on the adventure of a lifetime revealing a world of survival, loss and suffering during World War II.
●    Wearing a Dream for All to See: Her life was fine the way it was, except for one thing -- she had long dreamed of doing something else. So, Diane Shelton gathered up the courage and took a huge chance, never realizing that by creating a whole new cultural clothing business she'd also be creating a new passion for life!     
●    Creating a Life of Exquisite Harmony: Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson's artwork is bright, cheerful, and whimsical, much like the artist herself. It consists of pieces of paper ripped     apart and then reassembled into something more beautiful and more profound.

“We’re thrilled to expand our great relationship with public television and public media,” says Growing Bolder host and CEO Marc Middleton. Co-host and Vice President Bill Shafer adds, “With our program featured on Create TV, we hope to inspire audiences that otherwise wouldn’t see our stories, and show them that it’s never too late to start Growing Bolder.”

Growing Bolder includes stories, commentary and features with contributors Olympians Rowdy Gaines and Dr. Dot Richardson, NBA executive Pat Williams, and triathlete and cancer survivor Wendy Chioji. In addition, regular Tech Tips from contributor and Executive Producer Katy Widrick offer viewers a unique perspective on the changing world of technology, media and more. And Growing Bolder’s cutting-edge websites, including and, engage fans and viewers by featuring behind-the-scenes producer blog posts and photos, Web-only videos, an interactive schedule and links to active social media spaces.

Starting in June 2011, viewers can watch Growing Bolder on Create TV, available via digital broadcast and/or basic digital cable. Visit for more information, TV schedules, program descriptions, recipes, news, shopping, tips, DIY instructions and more.

Create is available in more than 83% of the United States via local public television
stations – please check local listings or use the station finder on

Create is produced and distributed by American Public Television,, and WGBH Boston in association with NETA and PBS.

About Create™:
Create™ is the dynamic TV channel that spotlights many of television's most popular how-to, cooking, arts and crafts and travel series. Create is produced and distributed by APT, Thirteen/WNET and WGBH Boston in association with National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) and PBS.

American Public Television:
American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. In 2010, APT distributed nearly half of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new program titles per year are prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies, including For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots, A Ripple of Hope, Rick Steves' Europe, Newsline, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, America's Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Lidia's Italy, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, Murdoch Mysteries, Doc Martin, Rosemary & Thyme, The Rat Pack: Live and Swingin’, Johnny Mathis: Wonderful, Wonderful! and John Denver: The Wildlife Concert. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. For more information about APT’s programs and services, visit

New York public media company WNET.ORG is a pioneering provider of television and web content. The parent of Thirteen, WLIW21 and Creative News Group, WNET.ORG brings such acclaimed broadcast series and websites as Worldfocus, Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Charlie Rose, Wide Angle, Secrets of the Dead, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, Visions, Consuelo Mack WealthTrack, Wild Chronicles, Miffy and Friends, and Cyberchase to national and international audiences. Through its wide range of channels and platforms, WNET.ORG serves the entire New York City metro area with unique local productions, broadcasts and innovative educational and cultural projects. In all that it does, WNET.ORG pursues a single, overarching goal – to create media experiences of lasting significance for New York, America and the world. For more information, visit

WGBH Boston:
WGBH Boston is America's preeminent public broadcasting producer, the source of one-third of PBS's prime-time lineup, along with some of public television's best-known lifestyle shows and children's programs and many public radio favorites. WGBH is the number one producer of Web sites on, the most-visited dot-org on the Internet. WGBH is a pioneer in educational multimedia and in technologies and services that make media accessible to the 36 million Americans who rely on captioning or video descriptions. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards…even two Oscars. In 2002, WGBH was honored with a special institutional Peabody Award for 50 years of excellence. For more information, visit

National Educational Telecommunications Association:
The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) is a professional association that serves public television licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. NETA serves by connecting people and ideas, by providing quality programming, educational resources, professional development, management support and national representation. For more information, visit

Public Broadcasting Service:
PBS is a media enterprise that serves 355 public noncommercial television stations and reaches nearly 73 million people each week through on-air and online content. Bringing diverse viewpoints to television and the Internet, PBS provides high-quality documentary and dramatic entertainment, and consistently dominates the most prestigious award competitions. More information about PBS is available at, one of the leading dot-org Web sites on the Internet.

About Bolder Broadcasting
Bolder Broadcasting is among the world leaders in active lifestyle content creation and delivery across multiple platforms. The Bolder Media Group provides video production, social media and marketing services. Its products include the social networking website, The Growing Bolder TV Show and The Growing Bolder Radio Show. The Bolder Media Group is the winner of the Vision Media Award, given to the media organization that's done the most to promote a positive image of aging.


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