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Julia Child TV shows please!

TrishUntrapped Jul 30, 2009 05:26 AM

This is an open message to any and all media poobahs,

If you have the rights to any Julia Child TV shows, this is a great time to air them, with the Julia & Julie movie coming out.

Trust me, there will be a big viewing audience.

Thank you.

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    wattacetti Jul 30, 2009 06:33 AM

    Aren't all the Child series owned by PBS? You can write your local station.

    I'd buy a season set of the French Chef if it were available, but there's currently very little available.

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      TrishUntrapped Jul 30, 2009 06:49 AM

      Watta, I thought PBS owned them all, but then I recalled seeing some reruns a few years ago on the Food Network, so not sure now. Just want to see them on TV where they belong.

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        morwen Jul 30, 2009 07:21 AM

        Netflix has The French Chef, The French Chef 2 and Julia Child: America's Favorite Chef. They also have Julia Child: An Appetite for Life, a documentary. I've also been able to find these at my library. Netflix also has Julie & Julia listed for saving which is very handy if you prefer to stay away from theatres and don't mind waiting for the DVD.

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          iphonechica Jul 31, 2009 07:35 AM

          Hey, have you tried amazon.com? They sell dvd versions of The French Chef.

          http://www.amazon.com/Julia-Child-Fre...

          Here's the link...or you could try google...or you could Netflix it.

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            wattacetti Jul 31, 2009 08:17 AM

            The 3 DVDs carry a few episodes from both the B&W and color eras, but 1) they're not in episode sequential order and 2) they're obviously not complete.

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              nofunlatte Jul 31, 2009 08:23 AM

              They aren't in sequential order and they aren't complete, but they sure do make working out on a stationary cycle a lot more bearable! Unfortunately, I'm always hungry afterwards!

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                wattacetti Jul 31, 2009 08:27 AM

                I forgot to mention that there are also only three of them and you can't keep playing them in an endless loop.

                The French Chef ran 10 years, so where are the other episodes?

        2. buttertart Jul 30, 2009 12:58 PM

          You are so right! Channel 21 in NY has recently put on Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home on Saturdays at 12:30. So nice to see and hear her again!

          1. greygarious Jul 31, 2009 07:30 AM

            Oops - saw this thread after posting an "Open Letter to PBS" about the same thing.

            1. Professional.Eater Jul 31, 2009 08:39 AM

              Hi there, you can find two of her shows on the CREATE channel.
              BAKING WITH JULIA is airing now and JULIA AND JACQUES COOKING AT HOME will begin airing in early September.
              http://www.createtv.com/CreateProgram...

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                TrishUntrapped Jul 31, 2009 09:10 AM

                Interesting, never heard of the Create channel. I'll check that out.

                Also, for those recommending tapes and videos thanks, but what I really want is to see these shows air on television again.

                It's not selfishness on my part. I would love to see Julia speak to a new generation (and me too, so ok it is a little selfish).

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                  ferret Jul 31, 2009 12:36 PM

                  Create is PBS's chance to offload cooking/arts shows from their back catalog. Same for Prime (PBS "Series" shows). Gotta fill those 500 channels on cable somehow.

              2. paulj Aug 2, 2009 02:13 PM

                They've put together a selection of memorable epsiodes:
                Julia Child Memories: Bon Appétit!
                http://wwd.wgbh.org/tv/program/julia-...

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                  greygarious Aug 2, 2009 02:25 PM

                  That's a pledge drive program updated from a previous one, to add in the interviews related to the upcoming movie. Still, it's great to see real-time cooking, goofs and all, with equipment that doesn't look like it has never been used before. And, blissfully, the music is limited to the opening/closing theme - no annoying soundtrack or quick-cutting camera glitzshtick.

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                    TrishUntrapped Aug 2, 2009 04:35 PM

                    Thanks Paul! Maybe if ratings are high enough PBS will revive the old shows too!

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