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Make: Television, The Ultimate DIY Tech Show, Debuts This Weekend

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Ever wanted to have public TV teach you how to make a fully functional pneumatic t-shirt cannon/Burrito Blaster in the privacy of your own living room? Friends, Make: television debuting this weekend is for you.

Our very good buddies at Make magazine are launching their long-awaited TV show this weekend; called simply Make:, the show will bring all of the wonderful projects, maker profiles, and general DIY cheer that can be found in such quality in the magazine. And best of all, it's on public TV, so episodes will hit the web in HD for your torrenting and streaming pleasures as they are aired, along with PDF guides for the featured projects.

As you can see from the preview above, there's some great stuff in store—from the folks at Graffiti Research Labs, one of my favorite Makers Charles Benton's beautiful Kite Aerial Photography, the aforementioned Burrito Blaster tutorial, and much more. They'll also be featuring submitted videos from their YouTube channel in a special segment in each episode.


The fun starts on the web and on public TV across the country on January 3. Each station can broadcast the show whenever they want though, so here is a list of times and networks. If your city's not on the list, put in a call!

Market(s) / Station or Network / Premiere Date Day Time
New York Thirteen/WNET airing on sister station WLIW
New York WLIW 1/7/2009 Wed 11:30 PM
New York + Philadelphia, (NJ statewide) New Jersey Network 1/3/2009 Sat 5:30 PM
Los Angeles KCET Orange or KCET Desert Cities (digital)
Los Angeles (San Bernardino) KVCR
Los Angeles (Huntington Beach) KOCE-HD (digital) 1/6/2009 Tue 6:30 PM; KOCE-HD 1/7/09 Wed 7:30PM
Chicago WTTW
Philadelphia + Salisbury DE WHYY Wider Horizons (Digital) 1/10/2009 Sat 5:00 PM
Dallas-Ft.Worth KERA 1/4/2009 Sun 10:00 AM
San Francisco KQED 1/10/2009 Sat 8:00 AM; KQED WORLD (Digital 9.3 & Comcast Cable 190) Sat 2pm & 7:30pm
San Francisco (San Jose) KTEH 2/4/2009 Wed 12AM-1AM
San Francisco (San Mateo) KCSM
Boston WGBH 2/HD
Boston + Burlington-Plattsburgh (NH statewide) New Hampshire Public Television
Atlanta + Savannah, Augusta, Macon, Columbus, Albany, Jacksonville, Chattanooga (GA statewide) Georgia Public Broadcasting
Washington, DC WETA 1/10/2009 Sat 5:30 PM
Houston HoustonPBS 1/8/2009 Thu 11:00 PM
Phoenix KAET
Tampa-St. Pete WEDU 1/9/2009 Fri 3:00 PM
Tampa-St. Pete WUSF
Seattle-Tacoma KCTS
Minneapolis-St. Paul Twin Cities Public Television (tpt2) 1/10/2009 Sat 5:00 PM; Sat 1/17 8:30AM;
Also two stunts: 1/6/09 7-8pm (#105 & 106); 2/1/09 3-5pm (#102, 104, 107, 110)
Minneapolis-St. Paul (Bemidji, Brainerd) Lakeland Public Television 1/24/2009 Sat 2:30 PM
Miami-Ft.Lauderdale WPBT 1/4/2009 Sun 11:30 AM
Cleveland WVIZ
Denver + Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, (CO statewide) Rocky Mountain PBS
Orlando WMFE
Orlando (Daytona Beach) WCEU
Sacramento KVIE
Baltimore + Washington, Salisbury, Pittsburgh (MD statewide) MPT Digital
Charlotte +Â Raleigh-Durham, Greenville, Greensboro, Wilmington, (NC statewide) UNC-TV
Indianapolis WFYI
Indianapolis (Bloomington) WTIU
Nashville Nashville Public Television 1/31/2009 Sat 11:30PM (NPT2 in Feb)
Grand Rapids (Kalamazoo) WGVU 1/4/2009 Sun 7PM-8PM
Albuquerque New Mexico PBS
Oklahoma City + Tulsa, (OK statewide) Oklahoma Educational Television 2/23/2009 Mon 10:00 PM
Louisville + Charleston-Huntington, Lexington, Paducah, Bowling Green, (KY statewide) Kentucky ETV Network
Austin KLRU-2 (cable) 1/4/2009 Sun 11:30 AM
Tulsa RSU Public Television 1/9/2009 Fri 1:00 PM
Flint-Saginaw + Alpena, (Manistee, Cadillac) CMU Public Broadcasting
Syracuse WCNY 1/10/2009 Sat 6:30 AM


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