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Preparing Clams for Linguini with Clam Sauce

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Martha Stewart's Cooking School
PBS


Clams should be tightly shut, clean, and soaked in cold water for at least half an hour to make sure all the sand and grit are out. Continue


The Charlestown 2014 House | A Rowhouse Reimagined

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This Old House
PBS


With the exterior in Charlestown nicely restored, systems integrator Greg Smizer shows Kevin the new internet-based security system, wireless music system and remote controlled window shades inside. Closet designer Brian McSharry shows Norm the pros and cons of designing a closet around a window. Richard shows Angela the basics of cooking with induction technology. Norm and Richard see the mechani Continue


The Charlestown 2014 House | Rowhouse, Lighthouse

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This Old House
PBS


Tom builds a hidden door to the basement. Marble specialist Danny Puccio shows Kevin the new Carrara marble island top. Angela gives Roger the news that her budget is beyond stretched and she'll have to hold off on planting. Fence contractor Mark Bushway installs a new PVC fence. Richard meets a homeowner who's turning one of Boston's lighthouses into a summer home. Norm and Tom restore the old, w Continue


Ask This Old House | Gas Grill, Mirror Hanging

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Ask This Old House
PBS


Richard travels to Kansas City to sample some unique barbeque and help a homeowner install a natural gas line for a new grill. Then, Kevin, along with Roger, Richard, and Tom ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Roger shares some tips on what grows best in the shade and Tom helps a homeowner hang a heavy, decorative mirror on a masonry chimney. Continue


Ask This Old House | Beam Fix, New Switch

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Ask This Old House
PBS


Roger follows up with Kevin about beneficial insects. Tom teaches a homeowner how to repair some structural problems in his home. Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner run wiring for a new ceiling fixture and switch in a living room. And the guys ask, "What is it?" Continue


Ask This Old House | Special Drought Show

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Ask This Old House
PBS


In this special episode, the guys tackle practical solutions for drought. Kevin and Richard tour Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country. Roger visits Las Vegas to replace a water-guzzling lawn. Kevin meets with Meteorologist Jim Cantore to hear cautionary tales from the front lines of the drought. And Richard travels to San Francisco to replace an old-fashioned toilet. Continue


Ask This Old House | Front Door, Faucet Fix

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Ask This Old House
PBS


Roger educates Kevin on beneficial insects. Tom resizes a front door that gets stuck on carpet every time it opens. Richard repairs an outdoor garden faucet. And the guys ask "What Is It?" Continue


Ask This Old House | Citrus Greening, Tile

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Ask This Old House
PBS


Roger heads to Florida to learn about citrus greening, a disease that's killing citrus trees across the state. Tom replaces an old vinyl peel-and-stick floor with ceramic tile. And the guys ask "What Is It?" Continue


Ask This Old House | Pass Through, New Gate

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Ask This Old House
PBS


Tom opens up a small home by installing a pass-through in a load-bearing wall. Roger replaces a poorly built fence gate with one that will last. And the guys play "What Is It" with special guest, NASA Astronaut Rick Mastracchio. Continue


In the House with Kevin O'Connor | Ken Burns Part 3

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This Old House
PBS


Benson presents the distinct American timber barn history and Burns highlights the practical and spiritual dimensions of those spaces, calling them “the most powerful of art forms.” Burns demonstrates his depth of understanding of Benson’s craft and his dedication to honoring the building through humility and teamwork. Continue


Ask This Old House | Beekeeping, Adding Outlets

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Ask This Old House
PBS


Roger follows up with a beekeeper regarding honey harvesting. Then, Kevin, along with Roger, Richard, and Tom ask "What Is It?" Afterward, Electrician Scott Caron adds outlets to a homeowner's home. Continue


Ask This Old House | Beehive, Track Lights

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Ask This Old House
PBS


Roger learns from a beekeeper how to set up a beehive for a homeowner. Then the guys ask, "What is it?" Afterward electrician Scott Caron adds lighting to a dark kitchen without having to run any new wiring. Continue


Braising Turkey Legs

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Martha Stewart's Cooking School
PBS


Martha braises turkey legs in a rich, herb infused stock. Continue


The Charlestown 2014 House: Kitchens and Baths

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This Old House
PBS


Tom prepares the new four-panel front door. Kevin and Tom recall their favorite TOH kitchens and see that Angela's new cabinets have arrived. Tom and Kevin install new wood wainscoting. Norm learns about Charlestown's ancient past from city archaeologist Joe Bagley. Tile contractor Mark Ferrante uses a marble basket weave tile to make a feature wall insert in the master shower. Kevin and Tom insta Continue


The Charlestown 2014 House | Gardens and Greek Revival

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This Old House
PBS


Roger visits the Sullivan Square Community Garden. Richard works with fireplace expert John Sullivan to rough in the ductwork for the new gas fireplace units. Norm and Tom add some subtle Greek Revival details to the interior window trim package. Roger takes homeowner Angela Daigle to see some the hidden gardens of Beacon Hill. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique paints the exterior window trim on Continue


The Charlestown 2014 House | Wood and Water

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This Old House
PBS


Richard tours the last wooden whaling ship in the world, the Charles W. Morgan. Architect Sally DeGan tells Norm that the new dormer was finally approved and Tom shows its progress, and how he's carefully waterproofing its low slope roof. Inside, Kevin sees that insulation went in a few days ago and wallboard is going up. Mason Mark McCullough installs a reclaimed brick veneer on the new kitchen b Continue


The Charlestown 2014 House | A Bridge to Charlestown

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This Old House
PBS


Richard gets up close and personal with one of Charlestown's most iconic structures: the Zakim Bridge. Tom shows Kevin how he'll have to modify the old chimney for the new gas fireplace units, and they see the framing of the new bump out for the breakfast area. Mason Mark McCullough presents options for rebuilding the decaying retaining walls and then installs the homeowner's choice: an interlocki Continue


The Charlestown 2014 House | Brick Rowhouse Blues

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This Old House
PBS


Kevin arrives to find Tom building a new structural wall to solve the major problem of the exterior walls bowing out from the weight of the roof over 160 years. Richard shows Kevin the result of two weeks of hand digging and a week of rough plumbing in the basement. Norm shows Kevin how the roof has been under-structured since it was originally built. Norm revisits the townhouse we renovated in Ch Continue


The Charlestown 2014 House | 35 Years of This Old House

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This Old House
PBS


In celebration of 35 years of This Old House, this season begins in Boston's oldest neighborhood: Charlestown. Our new project is part of a cluster of 1850s-era Greek Revival houses tucked into the backside of Bunker Hill. Homeowner Angela Daigle loves the period feel and features of her home, but wants to update its run-down details. Norm and Tom begin demo on the first floor, as downstairs, Kevi Continue


In the House with Kevin O'Connor | Ken Burns Part 2

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This Old House
PBS


Benson and Burn describe the thrilling ceremony of raising the barn’s structure, bringing together Burns’ friends, family and local community members. Benson paints a vivid picture of the ancient ceremonial nature, and Burns notes the special day reminded him of a bigger idea: “We are not alone, we require a community.” Continue


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