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“Emmy-nominated Make: television.” Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Hard to image? Well, it’s true! We found out this weekend that Make: television was nominated in the “Outstanding Lifestyle Program” category for a Daytime Emmy! The show is up against Martha Stewart and This Old House. Martha? Kevin O’Connor? Move over! There’s a new face of daytime DIY. It’s John Edgar Park — and he’s brandishing a burrito blaster!

Congratulations to the amazing Richard Hudson (Executive Producer), Bill Gurstelle, John Park, Nick Watts, and the entire tpt National Productions crew, Keith Hammond, who coordinated things on our end, all the makers featured, and everybody else involved in bringing this wonderful show to television.

Emmy Award Nominations

Don’t Forget: You can see all of the episodes of the first season on Make: television right here!

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. StefanJ says:

    I really enjoyed Season One. An Emmy would be well deserved.

    The local PBS station (Oregon Public Broadcasting) supplied it in HD, which was a real treat.

    Any prospect of a second season?

    1. John Park says:

      Thanks so much Stefan, this is incredibly exciting for us all. An Emmy nomination certainly helps our prospects of getting sponsorship for another season…

  2. Alan Parekh says:

    Congrats on the nomination!

  3. Matthew Good says:

    Congrats guys. Be sure to tuck your warranty voider in your tux pocket. You never know what might need fixing.

    (I heard that Adam Savage brought a flashlight in his tux for the Emmys – apparently, he goes NOWHERE without one)

    1. John Park says:

      Thanks Matthew (and Alan, too). I’ll have a Leatherman P4 Squirt in my tux pocket. Because when you need pliers, you need pliers.

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