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Title: That's O'Toole Network: ABC
Year: 1949 Host: Arthur Peterson
Summary: "That's O'Toole" () is a aimed at the do-it-yourself crowd. Broadcast from Chicago, it starred Arthur Peterson as handyman Tinker O'Toole and Norma Ransome as his wife.
Web Links: N/A

Title: This Old House Network: PBS
Year: 1979- Host: Bob Vila , Steve Thomas,
         and Kevin O'Connor
Summary: "This Old House" follows home renovation and repair projects, mainly in the New England area. Occasionally , the show takes a side trip to a manufacturing site (how drywall is made) or to highlight an historical home somewhere in the country. The series has had a succession of hosts and cohosts including: Bob Vila (1979-1989), Steve Thomas (1989-2003), Kevin O'Connor (2003-). CoHosts: Norm Abram, Master Carpenter (1979-), Tom Silva, General Contractor (1986-), Roger Cook, Landscaper (2001-), Richard Trethewey, Master Plumber (1989 -)
Web Links: This Old House

Title: This Old House Classic Network: HGTV, DIY Network, PBS
Year: N/A Host: Bob Vila;
Norm Abram, Steve Thomas
Summary: "This Old House Classic" presents vintage episodes of the original PBS series that explains home improvement in layman's terms. The series shares tips and ideas as they renovate a variety of structures, combining the best of old-world craftsmanship and modern technology. Hosts: Bob Vila; CoHosts: Norm Abram, Steve Thomas
Web Links: This Old House Classics

Title: This Small Place Network: Home & Garden Television (HGTV)
Year: N/A Host: Susan Crenshaw; CoHost: Peter Fallico
Summary: "This Small Place" proves once again that good things come in small packages, from closets to playrooms. Each week,  steps inside beautiful yet diminutive spaces to show viewers the design principles and special touches that make the difference between cozy and crowded. There are also do-it-yourself projects that help make small places practical.
Web Links: This Small Place

Title: TIPical" Mary Ellen Network: Home & Garden Television (HGTV)
Year: 1998 Host: Mary Ellen Pinkham
Summary:  "TIPical" Mary Ellen" has an offbeat, homespun solution for any household challenge, from cleaning windows with a chalkboard eraser to polishing a table with Wonder Bread. Pinkham delivers her helpful hints with a "Hey, this is easy" style that will make viewers smile.
Web Links: TIPical Mary Ellen

Title: Todd Oldham's Handmade Modern Network: Home & Garden Television (HGTV)
Year: 2005 Host: Todd Oldham
Summary: "Todd Oldham's Handmade Modern" is a special five-part, half-hour series of programs features Todd Oldham demonstrating how to create home accessories and furnishings using the colorful and practical ideas inspired by mid-century modern design, illustrating how the elements of this style can add character to any room. Celebrity guests such as Elizabeth Berkley, Joan Jett, Susan Sarandon, Amy Sedaris and Jeffrey Tambor add to the fun.
Web Links: Todd Oldham's Handmade Modern

Title: Tool Time Network: ABC
Year: 1990-1999 Host: Tim Allen as Tim Taylor
Summary: "Tool Time" is a fictional how-to program aired as part of the sitcom HOME IMPROVEMENT on the ABC network in the 1990s. On the show, comedian Tim Allen played Tim the "Tool Man" Taylor, the host of a popular Detroit cable show that promoted how-to segments on a car, home repair, and tools. The show's motto was "More Power!". The Tool Time show was sponsored by the fictional Binford Tools company. A running gimmick on the show is Tim's constant rivalry with how-to guru Bob Vila. Tim has challenged Bob to a car race and had him on "Tool Time" to demonstrate projects. Al Borland, Tim's assistant, loves Bob Vila, while Tim remains envious of Mr. Vila's popularity in the home improvement arena.
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Title: Toolbelt Diva Network: Discovery Channel
Year: 2005 Host: Norma Vally
Summary: "Toolbelt Diva" is geared toward today's independent woman. As host Norma Vally sees it "For years, home improvement shows have been for guys. Why should they have all the fun? On this show, there are no 'Honey Do' lists, because, Honey, you do it yourself. Ladies, Helpless is out. Power is in."
Web Links: Toolbelt Diva

Title: Tools & Techniques Network: Do It Yourself (DIY)
Year: 2003 Host: David Thiel
Summary: "Tools & Techniques" illustrates how to choose and use all the tools in your workshop. The show's host calls upon his extensive knowledge as the Senior Editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine to give all the tips and tricks of the trade, as well as demonstrate step-by-step how to use and maintain workshop tools such as the router and table saw, as well as some not-so-common tools.
Web Links: Tools & Techniques

Title: Town Haul Network: The Learning Channel (TLC)
Year: 2005 Host: Genevieve Gorder
Summary: "Town Haul" remodels an entire town over the course of several weeks. In an eye-popping television event, she will oversee a team of skilled designers, carpenters and craftspeople as they work alongside townspeople to reimagine, repaint, repair and restore small towns across the United States. Host: Genevieve Gorder (with additional crew William Moss, landscape architect; Jimmy Little, carpenter; and Patrick Brown, general contractor.
Web Links: Town Haul

Title: Trade School Network: Do It Yourself (DIY)
Year: N/A Host:
Summary: "Trade School" follows selected individuals getting hands-on know-how about the careers that interest them most. This half-hour series is an entertaining journey through the trade school experience of selected students as they learn auto mechanics, carpentry, metalworking and plumbing, among other skilled trades and crafts.
Web Links: Trade School

Title: Trading Spaces Network: The Learning Channel (TLC)
Year: 2000 Host: Paige Davis, Joe Farrell, Alex McLeod
Summary: "Trading Spaces" takes two sets of neighbors and swap keys to transform a room in each other's home. They have two days, a set budget, and they're not allowed back into their own homes until the moment of truth. The show's crew included Hosts: Paige Davis, Joe Farrell, Alex McLeod; Designers: Frank Bielec, Laura Day, Genevieve Gorder, Laurie Hickson-Smith, Dez Ryan, Rick Rifle, Jon Laymon, Christi Proctor, Hildi Santo-Tomás, Kia Steave-Dickerson, Edward Walker, Doug Wilson, Barry Wood and Vern Yip; and Carpenters: Faber Dewar, Carter Oosterhouse, Ty Pennington and Amy Wynn Pastor.
Web Links: Trading Spaces

Title: Trading Spaces: Family Network: The Learning Channel (TLC)
Year: 2003 Host: Joe Farrell
Summary: "Trading Spaces: Family" uses the same formula from its popular show "Trading Spaces" but this time instead of just adults, the show bring the kids in the family along to help with the transformation. The franchise also spawned Trading Spaces: Boys vs. the Girls,   (2003) hosted by Diane Mizota; and Trading Spaces: Home Free (2004) with Paige Davis, Frank Bielecr, Amy Wynn Pastor and Douglas Wilson.
Web Links: Trading Space: Family

Title: Trading Up Network: BBC, HGTV
Year: 1999 Host: Colin McAllister, Justin Ryan,
Gordon Whistance, Hilary Charleywood, Kristian Digby, and Claudia Winkleman
Summary:  "Trading Up" reveals handy hints to secure success when potential buyers step through the door. This property series seeks to show disillusioned homeowners how to market their home for a swift and successful sale. It aims to illustrate how minimum effort and investment can yield improved salability and appeal.
Web Links: Trading Up

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