WNET Up Next: “Create-TV” – Naima Smith

March 9, 2020

Create-TV, now in existence for over fifteen years is a joint venture of WNET,  Boston’s WGBH and APT.   It serves its audience an entire channel devoted to public media’s most popular lifestyle and how-to shows in the genres of food, home and garden, travel, arts and crafts, and fitness.

Naima Smith, Create-TV’s Program Manager and a founding member of its team,  shares with WNET Up Next host Tom Stewart the story of the channel, its history, its mission, its audience, and its development and evolution over the years.

Now in 239 markets with an audience of over 40 million, Create-TV features a wide array of programming with iconic public media hosts from Bob Ross and Rick Steves to Martha Stewart and Lidia Bastianich.  These stars of Create-TV are  joined by many other programs such as  Cook’s Country  and This Old House.  The channel also features intertsitial segments from Chef Mike Colameco called The Bite  about the world of food and restaurants.

In the New York area, Create-TV  is available on digital broadcast 21.2.  On cable, the station is featured on Spectrum 1277, Optimum 133 and Verizon 471

For more about Create-TV log on to www.CreateTV.com


Audio Engineering  – Josh Broome

Editor – Samantha Lobo

Host/Producer – Tom Stewart

Executive Producer – Daena McBride

Special Thanks to Jennifer Pane-Abrahamson

Recorded at WNET’s Audio C on February 6, 2020


WNET Up Next is  a presentation of the Design and On Air Promotion Department of WNET/New York