For the First Time, Television Viewers Get Exclusive Invitation To Martha’s Homestead For Special One-Day Only Event
Emeril Lagasse Named Regular Contributor; Plus, Martha Stewart Living Food Editor and “Everyday Food” TV Host Sarah Carey Joins Martha in the Kitchen for New Weekly ‘Cooking School’ Segments Beginning October 21
New York, August 27, 2008 - For the first time, television viewers will be able to visit homemaking icon Martha Stewart at the place that she calls home -- her 153-acre property in Bedford, New York. From her greenhouses and stone stables to her chicken coops, Ms. Stewart will give her fans a special sneak peek into her incredible farmstead on September 15th in celebration of the fourth season launch of daytime’s Emmy-winning series, “The Martha Stewart Show” (distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution/check local listings). Joined by over 100 guests, Martha will take viewers from one part of her modern-day farm to the next, interacting with her audience while she unveils vegetable gardens, green pastures and much more that are sure to inspire her legion of passionate and loyal fans. Viewers can check out Martha’s blog at marthastewart.com following the September 15th airdate for a more in-depth peek at the behind-the-scenes in Bedford.
Throughout the season, Martha will be joined by headline-making newsmakers, celebrities and renowned chefs, artisans, craftspeople, plus accomplished viewers who will showcase their amazing talents in Martha’s studio. In addition, Emeril Lagasse, the newest member of the Martha Stewart family, will be a frequent visitor to Martha’s kitchen for informative cooking segments that will leave viewers’ mouths watering.
Beginning October 21st, Martha will introduce ‘Cooking School,’ a new weekly segment to coincide with the release of her latest book, Martha Stewart's Cooking School, which she describes as a complete course for the home cook, both novice and expert. Joining Martha in the kitchen for these highly-informative culinary sessions will be Sarah Carey, Martha Stewart Living Food Editor and “Everyday Food” TV host, who will teach viewers to roast, broil, braise, stew, sauté, steam and poach with confidence. In conjunction with the new book and segment, Martha will also kick-off ‘Martha's Cooking School Sweepstakes’ where five grand prize winners will win a trip to the show to see the first installment of the ‘Cooking School’ series. For additional information on the sweepstakes and entering information, viewers can log onto marthastewart.com/cookingschool.
Viewers will see Martha whipping up delicious, simple and seasonal recipes for another new segment entitled ‘Dinner Tonight,’ a perfect option for the time-starved viewer. And for tips and advice on entertaining, healthy living and more, viewers can look forward to appearances from Martha's roster of experts such as Weddings editor Darcy Miller; pet expert Marc Morrone; and personal trainer Mary Tedesco.
About The Martha Stewart Show
“The Martha Stewart Show” is a nationally-syndicated, daily "how-to" series anchored by segments that entertain, inform and inspire. Shot in front of a studio audience, the hour-long program's format allows audience members, home viewers and special guests to participate and interact with host, Martha Stewart. Featuring movers, shakers and headline makers plus everyday people who've accomplished extraordinary things, “The Martha Stewart Show” sheds new light on subjects including cooking and entertaining, decorating, and home renovation and provides a forum for Martha Stewart's sense of humor, love of fun and desire to teach. Martha Stewart and Mark Burnett are executive producers. Bernie Young is co-executive producer. The Emmy-winning series is produced by "MSLO Productions, Inc." in association with Mark Burnett Productions and is currently distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution to more than 95% of the country.
About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. The NBC Universal Television Distribution division is responsible for the global distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television throughout the world. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.
Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution includes, Access Hollywood, Deal or No Deal, The Jerry Springer Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show. Current and upcoming first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, Reel Talk, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo and the off-network distribution of Heroes, House, The Office, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and many more series.
About Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) is a diversified media and merchandising company, inspiring and engaging consumers with unique lifestyle content and distinctive products. The Publishing segment encompasses four magazines, including the company's flagship publication, Martha Stewart Living, periodic special issues and books. The marthastewart.com website provides consumers with instant access to MSLO's multimedia library, search and find capabilities, recipes, online workshops, community and personalization, as well as wedding-planning tools powered by WeddingWire. The Broadcasting segment produces such programming as the Emmy-winning daily, nationally syndicated television series, "The Martha Stewart Show," and Martha Stewart Living Radio, channel 112 on SIRIUS Satellite Radio. In addition to its media properties, MSLO offers high-quality Martha Stewart products through licensing agreements with carefully selected companies, including the Martha Stewart Collection exclusively at Macy's, Martha Stewart Everyday at Kmart, Martha Stewart Crafts with EK Success at Wal-Mart, Michaels and independent retailers, Martha Stewart for 1-800-Flowers.com and a co-branded food line with Costco. In April 2008, Emeril Lagasse joined the Martha Stewart family of brands; MSLO acquired the assets related to Lagasse's media and merchandising business, including television programming, cookbooks, and emerils.com website and his licensed kitchen and food products. For additional information about MSLO, visit www.marthastewart.com.
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