Cooking with Dione Lucas originally appeared on CBS beginning in 1948. The host, Dione Lucas, was the first woman to graduate from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and the first female chef to be featured in a national cooking show. A native of Great Britain, she founded Le Cordon Bleu restaurant and cooking school in New York and is credited for introducing America to the omelette. Lucas was named one of Time’s Top 10 TV Chefs in 2009.
Open Book, a book review show featuring interviews with authors, originally ran on A&E for over 10 years as part of their Breakfast with the Arts series on Sunday mornings. The series is hosted by documentarian and journalist Perri Peltz.
Luken’s Vice President of Programming Matthew Golden said, “We at Retro TV pride ourselves in offering our viewers The Best in Classic Television. Cooking with Dione Lucas and Open Book add another genre, completing the package. Where else can vintage TV enthusiasts find not only classic entertainment but also classic documentaries and lifestyle programming?”
With an assortment of vintage comedies like Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Lucy Show and The Joey Bishop Show as well as classic dramas including Doctor Who, The Doctors and Route 66, Retro TV offers The Best in Classic Television. Retro TV’s newest acquisitions, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, The Jerry Lewis Show, Mister Peepers, Crusade in Europe and Crusade in the Pacific, will launch in Q3.
About Luken Communications:
Luken Communications is a Chattanooga, TN-based broadcast group with networks including Retro TV, The Heartland Network, Rev’n, TUFF TV, The Family Channel, PBJ and Frost Great Outdoors. Luken Communications offers diverse, family-friendly programming on its networks reaching approximately 80 percent of all U.S. households via a blend of over-the-air, cable and satellite television. For more information about Retro TV, please visit www.WatchRetroTV.com or www.facebook.com/WatchRetroTV.