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Jul 30, 2009 05:26 AM

Julia Child TV shows please!

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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  1. 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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    1. re: wattacetti

      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.

      1. re: wattacetti

        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.

        1. re: wattacetti

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

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

          1. re: iphonechica

            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.

            1. re: wattacetti

              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!

              1. re: nofunlatte

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

            1. 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.

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              1. re: Professional.Eater

                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).

                1. re: TrishUntrapped

                  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. They've put together a selection of memorable epsiodes:
                Julia Child Memories: Bon App├ętit!

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                1. re: paulj

                  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.

                  1. re: paulj

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