This February on WNED thinkbright Create

In February 2018, WNED thinkbright Create airs 64 different cooking, travel, home improvement, gardening and crafting series, including fresh episodes from four fan favorites.


Enjoy a round-the-clock broadcast of the most popular lifestyle and how-to programming seen on public television.

Specials Coming Up on WNED thinkbright Create

Rick Steve's Europe: Great German Cities
Saturday, February 17 at 9am

Rick Steves' Great German Cities

In this special, travel expert Rick Steves explores five of Germany's most important cities: Hamburg, Dresden, Leipzig, Frankfurt and Nürnberg. From Baroque palaces to stunning modern skyscrapers, and from riverside promenades to rowdy beer halls, these cities are wonderful places to explore the country's fascinating culture.
The Brain's Way of Healing
Saturday, February 17 at 11am

The Brain's Way of Healing

Based on the book by New York Times best-selling author Dr. Norman Doidge, The Brain's Way of Healing details the emergence of a new kind of medicine that combines cutting edge Western brain science and holistic insights from traditional Eastern medicine. According to these traditions, the spiritual power of the mind plays an unexpected role in brain recovery. Using some of the world’s most challenging cases, the documentary highlights the brain’s unique ability to rebound after trauma.
Eat Fat Get Thin with Dr. Mark Hyman
Saturday, February 17 at 5pm

Eat Fat Get Thin with Dr. Mark Hyman

In this new show, Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explain how eating fat can help promote weight loss and optimum health.

Offering practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice, "Eat Fat Get Thin With Dr. Mark Hyman" is a cutting edge way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel good.

Rick Steves' Special: The Holy Land, Israelis and Palestinians Today
Saturday, February 17 at 7pm

Rick Steves' Special: The Holy Land, Israelis and Palestinians Today

Rick weaves together both the Israeli and the Palestinian narratives to better understand a place that is, for a third of humanity, literally holy land. The crossroads for three great religions, the Holy Land has been coveted and fought over for centuries. Host Rick Steves visits the major sights, but delves deeper to better understand and empathize with both peoples. In Israel, he goes from the venerable ramparts of Jerusalem to the vibrant modern skyline of Tel Aviv. In Palestine, by harvesting olives near Hebron, visiting a home in Bethlehem, and popping into a university in Ramallah, he comes to know a land few tourists visit. And all along the way, he learns about security walls, disputed settlements, and the persistent challenges facing the region as Israelis and Palestinians learn to coexist peacefully.
Age Reversed with Miranda Esmonde-White
Saturday, February 17 at 9pm

Age Reversed with Miranda Esmonde-White

Get valuable insights on combating the physical signs and consequences of aging. Scientific, yet entertaining and accessible, the three-part special shares practical information on slowing down and potentially reversing the aging process through exercise and other lifestyle choices. Charismatic Classical Stretchhost Miranda Esmonde-White, a former National Ballet of Canada dancer, motivates viewers to stretch and strengthen their way to feeling and looking younger. Interviews with doctors and physiotherapists, testimonials from Classical Stretchenthusiasts ranging in age from 22 to 90, and clear explanations from Esmonde-White illustrate the damage caused by a sedentary lifestyle and the benefits of exercise at every stage of life.
Suze Orman's Financial Solutions for You
Sunday, February 18 at 3pm

Suze Orman's Financial Solutions For You

Suze Orman knows that everyone has financial issues and problems and in this new television special sharply focuses on helping individuals find financial solutions that fit their situation.

As always, her advice is based not just on numbers, but grounded in a critical understanding of people and their emotional needs.

Suze Orman's Financial Solutions For You is a sparkling hour of television that will tangibly help viewers manage their money today and make smart choices toward a more economically secure tomorrow.

Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, M.D.
Sunday, February 18 at 5pm

Memory Rescue with Daniel Amen, M.D.

Dr. Daniel Amen talks about how you can improve your memory and even rescue it if you think it's headed for trouble. Dr. Amen has developed the mnemonic "Bright Minds" to help you remember the 11 major risk factors that steal your mind. Most of these risk factors are either preventable or treatable.
B is for Bacon
Sunday, February 18 at 6:30pm

America's Home Cooking: B is for Bacon

Hosted by Chris Fennimore, America's Home Cooking: B is for Bacon spotlights the ingredient that has become a national obsession and demonstrates bacon is not only for breakfast! From appetizers, soups and salads, to main courses, pasta, desserts and even candy(!), the program features an enticing collection of recipes that show the sweet and savory sides of this favorite food, such as bacon asiago polenta, bacon and Nutella French toast, and bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos.
Eay Uogo: The Secrets to Strength and Balance with Peggy Cappy
Monday, February 19 at 5pm

Easy Yoga: The Secret to Strength and Balance with Peggy Cappy

Discover how yoga can come to the aid of anyone, regardless of age, who wants to increase strength and mobility. Yoga is both a natural weight-bearing exercise that builds strength and a low-impact way to work wonders for balance. Peggy Cappy, whose gentle yoga approach has helped many reduce stress and create greater comfort and ease in body, mind and spirit for more than 40 years, shows how yoga poses can increase range of motion, improve awareness of the body, help prevent bone loss and keep the metabolism running efficiently.
Joy Bauer's From Junk Food to Joy Food
Monday, February 19 at 6:30pm

Joy Bauer's From Junk Food to Joy Food

Learn the secret to enjoying all your favorite foods while still losing weight, alleviating arthritis pain, boosting energy, enhancing heart health, normalizing blood pressure, flattening tummies, minimizing wrinkles and more.
Age Reversed with Miranda Esmonde-White
Monday, February 19 at 8pm

Age Reversed with Miranda Esmonde-White

Get valuable insights on combating the physical signs and consequences of aging. Scientific, yet entertaining and accessible, the three-part special shares practical information on slowing down and potentially reversing the aging process through exercise and other lifestyle choices. Charismatic Classical Stretchhost Miranda Esmonde-White, a former National Ballet of Canada dancer, motivates viewers to stretch and strengthen their way to feeling and looking younger. Interviews with doctors and physiotherapists, testimonials from Classical Stretchenthusiasts ranging in age from 22 to 90, and clear explanations from Esmonde-White illustrate the damage caused by a sedentary lifestyle and the benefits of exercise at every stage of life.
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A whiz in the kitchen? Enter the 2018 Create Cooking Challenge

The Create Cooking Challenge is Back!

Have you got what it takes to join WNED thinkbright Create's distinguished chefs? If you’re a professional chef or a home cook, create a short video, to be judged by a panel of Create's culinary star experts.

Between February 6–March 6, send us your your best tip, project, or recipe, and enter to win one of 18 prizes, from Create merchandise to your own web series!

Submit a video two minutes or less to demonstrate your culinary expertise. The Grand Prize includes $4,000 cash and production equipment valued at $1,000 to complete a 10-episode web series for CreateTV.com. The contest is open to people 18 years of age and older.

Our esteemed final judges this year include: Rick Bayless, host of Mexico ‐ One Plate at a Time; Joanne Weir, from Joanne Weir’s Plates and Places; Kevin Belton, from New Orleans Cooking With Kevin Belton; Ellie Krieger, from Ellie’s Real Good Food; and, Grand Prize winner of the Create Cooking Challenge 2017, Buki Elegbede.

Here are a few tips to help you prepare your video for our judges.
Visit CreateTV.com/challenge for rules and details.

Find inspiration from past winners.

This Weekend on WNED thinkbright Create

Settle in each weekend to watch your favorite shows in one binge-worthy format. Each Saturday and Sunday, Create airs a programming marathon centered around a theme — a holiday, a country, a particular food, even a single show. All the excitement of a marathon without leaving your couch!

Let the Good Times Roll
Let The Good Times Roll

Let the Good Time Roll

February 10 & 11

Create celebrates Mardi Gras, Crescent City-style this weekend! Louisiana chefs Kevin Belton (pictured) and John Folse share their recipes for shrimp and andouille gumbo, soft-shelled crab po’ boys, sweet potato pie, and other Big Easy specialties. Then, Sara Moulton offers her take on duck Creole, while Steven Raichlen makes a grill-top shrimp "boil.” The marathon concludes with a special tribute to a New Orleans legend — the late Paul Prudhomme.
The marathon airs on Saturday from 6am - 12pm, with encores on Saturday from 6:00 pm - 12:00 am and Sunday from 12pm - 6pm.

Upcoming Marathons

Be Mine
Be Mine

Be Mine

February 14

This Valentine’s Day, Create’s cupids woo you with romantic meals and excursions. Sara Moulton makes an intimate dinner for two 7:30am & 1:30pm), Pati Jinich prepares a pair of delicious seafood dishes for her husband (10am & 10pm) and Hubert Keller whips up lobster thermidor for a special someone (10:30am). After Rick Steves visits the Italian Riviera (9am & 3pm), Joseph Rosendo (pictured) tours Bordeaux, France (11:30am & 5:30pm).
Soup-er Weekend
Soup-er Weekend

Soup-er Weekend

February 24

Grab your spoon! This weekend, Create chefs will show off their best soup recipes. The America’s Test Kitchen team shares their foolproof recipe for red lentil soup. New Orleans native Kevin Belton whips up some crawfish and corn soup, Ming Tsai serves a hot and sour soup, Nick Stellino prepares a Sicilian bread soup, and Jacques Pépin crafts the perfect consommé.
This weekend the Soup-er Weekend marathon will air on Saturday from 6am - 12pm.
Create Cooking Challenge 2017

The Create Cooking Challenge 2017 was a terrific success!

On May 22, APT announced the 18 winners of the national video contest for both professional chefs and home cooks to showcase their culinary skills.

This year’s edition garnered hundreds of submissions representing 80 different public TV stations. Buki Elegbede, the Grand-Prize winner from Greater New York, edged the competition with his take on chocolate whoopie pies. Chris Nance from Santa Clarita, CA nabbed second place with his technique for building a professional-looking graham-cracker crust. Elegbede and Nance will each receive funding and production equipment to finance and produce a web series for CreateTV.com.

Both received high marks from final judges Sara Moulton, Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, Steven Raichlen and Kevin Belton.

View the winning entries here.

WNED thinkbright Create viewers submitted some wonderful entries too!
See the culinary talent simmering in Western New York!

Cheater Bolognese

Nancy Gaglione | Williamsville, NY

About:
I am a 70 widow who loves to nourish pals and family. French grandmother who could cook anything. Make something from nothing.
Cooking experience: My whole life
Why entered: Do what I love!

Dion's Shrimp & Grits

Dion Crowder | Buffalo, NY

About:
I love to cook and grill. I'm a very competitive person who just likes to have fun!
Cooking experience: I am a self taught home cook. I've worked in a few restaurants, but 90% of my cooking , I've done on my own.
Why entered: Do what I love!

Ice Cream Hacks with the Roaring Cupcake

Angela Vazquez | Buffalo, NY

About:
A sweets and treats obsessed home cook. I'm happiest when mixing a big bowl of butter and sugar and I ALWAYS have room for dessert!
Cooking experience: I'm a home cook with a culinary background. I worked professionally as a baker and cake decorator but I've loved baking since I was 10.
Why entered: As a lifelong fan of public television, I've always wanted to share what I have learned to others who have the same passion in the kitchen.

Eggs Florentine

Jake Nabasny | Buffalo, NY

About:
I am a translator and PhD student in Comparative Literature at the University at Buffalo. I live with my wife, Ashley, and our two cats.
Cooking experience: : I loved egg drop soup so much as a kid, I learned how to make it. Four years ago I became a vegetarian and got creative in the kitchen.
Why entered: : Sharing food is enjoyable, but sharing recipes is empowering. I'd like to share my knowledge with as many people as possible.

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