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THIS OLD HOUSE: JERSEY SHORE REBUILDS
PREMIERES DURING SUPERSTORM SANDY’S ANNIVERSARY MONTH

America’s Most Trusted Home Improvement Experts Shed Light on Coastal Reconstruction

CONCORD, Mass., (Sept. 17, 2013) – /PRNewswire/ – Last October, the world watched as Superstorm Sandy devastated East Coast shorelines. Almost one year later, the struggle remains for homeowners trying to rebuild. On October 3, 2013, PBS’ Emmy® Award-winning home improvement series THIS OLD HOUSE® premieres a special eight-episode series following three sets of homeowners who are pioneers: they began rebuilding–and raising–their homes on the Jersey Shore just a few short months after the storm.

“I was born and raised in New Jersey,” says host Kevin O’Connor. “So this hits home for me. The locals can’t imagine New Jersey without a vibrant Shore, so it’s not a matter of ‘if’ they will rebuild, but ‘how.’ We hope to highlight best practices that will resonate in coastal communities everywhere.”

THIS OLD HOUSE experts Norm Abram, Richard Trethewey, Roger Cook and host Kevin O’Connor will show viewers house raising, state-of-the-art pile driving, breakaway walls, and gripping side stories that present a realistic portrait of a region struggling to rebuild smarter and stronger.

Featuring eight brand-new episodes, THIS OLD HOUSE: JERSEY SHORE REBUILDS premieres nationally on PBS October 3, 2013 (check www.thisoldhouse.com/tvschedule or your local listings) at the start of the series’ 34th national season. Viewers can watch full new THIS OLD HOUSE episodes Sundays at 7 p.m. after each show premieres at www.thisoldhouse.com/watchTOH.

Exclusive behind-the-scenes web videos: “Life After Sandy: Storm Stories from the Jersey Shore,” are available now for viewing on PBS.org, with originals premiering Tuesdays and Thursdays on PBS’s homepage through October 1.

Viewers can become fans of THIS OLD HOUSE on Facebook or follow the show on Twitter.

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THIS OLD HOUSE is produced by THIS OLD HOUSE Productions, Inc., for THIS OLD HOUSE Ventures, Inc., and is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. Vice President of Television Operations is Michael Burton. Senior series producer is Deborah Hood. Series creator is Russell Morash. THIS OLD HOUSE is the No. 1 multimedia home enthusiast brand, offering trusted information and expert advice through award-winning television, a highly regarded magazine and an information-driven Web site. THIS OLD HOUSE Ventures, Inc., is a business of Time Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner.

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THIS OLD HOUSE expert Richard Trethewey, host Kevin O’Connor, and Norm Abram in Brick, NJ following Superstorm Sandy. THIS OLD HOUSE: JERSEY SHORE REBUILDS will feature the comeback of three Jersey Shore homes–and homeowners–left devastated by the storm.
THIS OLD HOUSE expert Richard Trethewey, host Kevin O’Connor, and Norm Abram in Brick, NJ following Superstorm Sandy. THIS OLD HOUSE: JERSEY SHORE REBUILDS will feature the comeback of three Jersey Shore homes–and homeowners–left devastated by the storm.
Carlos and Maria Santos’ house in Point Pleasant, NJ flooded during Superstorm Sandy, enough that Carlos kayaked out of the house to find his wife and children at the evacuation center. THIS OLD HOUSE is there to follow their progress as they rebuild.
Carlos and Maria Santos’ house in Point Pleasant, NJ flooded during Superstorm Sandy, enough that Carlos kayaked out of the house to find his wife and children at the evacuation center. THIS OLD HOUSE is there to follow their progress as they rebuild.
Homeowner Rita Gurry watches her house get bulldozed in Manasquan, NJ alongside Richard Trethewey, expert for THIS OLD HOUSE. Rita’s house could not be saved and she decided to replace it with brand-new construction: a strong modular home.
Homeowner Rita Gurry watches her house get bulldozed in Manasquan, NJ alongside Richard Trethewey, expert for THIS OLD HOUSE. Rita’s house could not be saved and she decided to replace it with brand-new construction: a strong modular home.

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