Saturday, March 24, 2007

Going to Extremes

The big buzz right now is that "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" is in town, renovating a house for a family in Colonie.

From what I've read, one of these projects usually employs about 1,200 local volunteers. Kris signed up to volunteer, but hasn't heard back yet. That's probably because somewhere between 3,000 and 5,000 people have offered to help.

Some local businesses have also pitched in and a local bank has set up a fund to take donations.

The folks from the production say this has one of--if not the biggest--outpourings of support in the history of the show.

The episode they're making now is going to be the show's two-hour season finale.

Mark McGuire's "Point Of Viewing" blog over at has undergone a makeover of its own. For the duration of the week, it's focusing exclusively on the "Extreme Makeover" project. Here's some video the TU put up today of this morning's demolition...


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