[09/02/09 - 12:15 PM]
Martha Celebrates the Handmade and Homemade on New Season of 'The Martha Stewart Show' Premiering September 14
New this season: "American Treasures," which "salutes national gems, many little known, that deserve to be celebrated, and seen."

[via press release from NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution]


The Fifth Season of Daytime's Emmy-Winning Series Gives Hands-On Television New Meaning With Expert Advice And Tips From Talented Artisans, Crafters, Chefs, Techies, Designers And More

Plus, Martha Launches New Segment, "American Treasures," Focusing On Landmark Locations Around The Country

NEW YORK - September 1, 2009 � Homemaking icon Martha Stewart celebrates the handmade and the homemade in the fifth season of 'The Martha Stewart Show' with more entertaining segments that are sure to inform and inspire. On the September 14th premiere of the nationally syndicated, Emmy-winning "how-to" program, distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution, (and honored with an additional statue this past weekend at The Daytime Emmy Awards), Martha launches a new monthly segment, "American Treasures." This unprecedented look at landmark locations across the country acts as an on-air companion to print stories that will appear in Martha Stewart Living magazine throughout the year. From historic homes and experimental architecture to botanical gardens and endangered sites, "American Treasures" salutes national gems, many little known, that deserve to be celebrated, and seen. Skylands, Martha's home in Maine, marks the first stop of the new series. Viewers will get Martha's personal tour of this extraordinary home, whose previous owners were Edsel and Eleanor Ford.

Themed shows this season include: the Hamburger Show (9/18), which puts a spotlight on the best of this American classic; the Fragrance Show (9/30) featuring cosmetics icon Aerin Lauder talking about the inspiration for her latest perfume and a tour of Martha's peony garden where she explains how perfume is made; the Tech Show (10/2), featuring experts from Facebook, Google, Yahoo, and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone; and the Halloween Show (10/30), where Martha celebrates her favorite holiday. On September 17th, Martha shares her "New Finds" culled during her trips over the summer months. On October 13th, Martha celebrates the release of her latest book � Martha Stewart's Dinner at Home with the launch of regular cooking segments dedicated to menus that bring families together. Plus Martha previews the extensive renovation of executive editorial director of decorating Kevin Sharkey's new apartment which will be completed next September.

On October 16th, Martha will dedicate her entire hour to breast cancer health, treatments and awareness, the cornerstone of the Ford Warriors in Pink Program. This important initiative will culminate with the giveaway of two 2010 Ford Taurus' outfitted with Martha Stewart inspired items. One Ford Taurus will be awarded to an audience member and another to a lucky winner of the Ford Warriors in Pink Taurus Giveaway where consumers can enter at www.marthastewart.com/warriorsinpink starting September 15, 2009.

Throughout the fall, Martha will be joined by headline makers, celebrities, renowned chefs, artisans, crafters and collectors, as well as accomplished viewers who will showcase their amazing talents in Martha's studio. Some of the show's upcoming guests include: chef Daniel Humm (9/14); Dr. Andrew Weil (9/16); tennis superstar Serena Williams (9/21); actress Julianne Moore (9/22); fashion designer Elie Tahari (9/22); FLN's 'Whatever, Martha!' hosts and Sirius XM radio personalities Alexis Stewart and Jennifer Koppelman Hutt (9/22); actress Jennifer Garner (9/24); outgoing New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni (9/24); documentary filmmaker Ken Burns (9/25); actress Trudie Styler (9/29); Ted Turner tours his Montana ranch (10/5); sisters Nora and Delia Ephron (10/6) and more. In addition, viewers can look forward to frequent appearances from Martha's family of experts such as: chef Emeril Lagasse; Weddings editorial director Darcy Miller; pet expert Marc Morrone; Everyday Food tv hosts Sarah Carey, Lucinda Scala Quinn, and John Barricelli, and Everyday Food magazine editor Anna Last.

About The Martha Stewart Show

Celebrating its fifth anniversary in September 2009, "The Martha Stewart Show" is an Emmy-winning, nationally-syndicated, "how-to" series anchored by entertaining segments that both inform and inspire. Shot in front of a studio audience, the hour-long program features visionaries, creatives and everyday people who've accomplished extraordinary things, and sheds new light on subjects from cooking and entertaining to crafting and gardening. "The Martha Stewart Show" allows audience members, home viewers and special guests including renowned chefs, seasoned artisans and designers, authors, collectors, entertainers and experts from all walks of life to participate with host Martha Stewart in an interactive format that celebrates Martha's sense of fun and love of teaching. Martha Stewart and Mark Burnett are executive producers. Bernie Young is co-executive producer. The program 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 first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo and the off-network distribution of 30 Rock, The Office, House, Heroes, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and many more series.

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 and digital invitations with pingg.com. The Broadcasting segment produces such programming as the Emmy-winning daily, nationally syndicated television series, "The Martha Stewart Show," and Martha Stewart Living Radio on SIRIUS channel 112 and XM Radio 157. 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 more. In 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.

  [september 2009]  


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