Wednesday, March 4, 2009

New England diners and R.I. lighthouses tonight on Rhode Island PBS

And THIS from The Providence Journal:

New England diners and R.I. lighthouses tonight on Channel 36
01:00 AM EST on Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"The spotlight will be on diner food tonight at 7 when Channel 36 presents New England Portrait: The History of New England Diners.

The documentary focuses on the Hope Diner in Bristol, Champ’s Diner in Woonsocket, Bishop’s Diner in Newport, Shawmut Diner in New Bedford and Miss Worcester in Worcester, with a side trip to the Haven Brothers Diner in Providence. Owners and patrons add anecdotes and Richard Gutman, director and curator of the Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts Museum, provides historical background.

Channel 36’s 'Night of Nostalgia,' as the PBS station is calling it, doesn’t end with scrambled eggs, home fries and coffee. The diner show will be followed at 7:40 p.m. by filmmaker Jim Karpeichik’s Rhode Island’s Historic Lighthouses, a look at all 30 of the Ocean State’s lighthouses, with stories of tragedies and heroism, buildings lost and restored."

[Thanks so much for the coverage, projo! But... I sure would appreciate your writers giving at least one nod per article to the name we've had since 2003: Rhode Island PBS.]