Did you see Dolly Parton on “The Nate Berkus Show” Wednesday?
I love Dolly. Two years ago we took the kids to Dollywood over Spring Break, and I snapped lots of photos of her small childhood home, which has been rebuilt inside the park (I wrote a blog post about it here).
It was pretty fascinating to see how truly humble her beginnings were, and how far she’s come. I admired her even more after that.
Imagine my surprise when a producer from “The Nate Berkus Show” contacted me right before they began taping the show with Dolly Parton in it. She asked if they could please use the photos from my blog of the cabin. I had to sign a contract and fax it back to her right away. No time to waste! They were in a huge-huge hurry!
I wasn’t really sure what they were going to use the photos for, but I was happy to help.
It was fun to see them on the show during her segment, even though they didn’t give my blog credit like I hoped. Oh, well. So much for my 5 minutes of fame.
I also had to laugh that out of all the photos from my blog, my vacation snapshots were the ones being shown on national TV. Never saw that one coming!
Have you been watching Nate’s show? What do you think of it so far?
The photos I took of the cabin: Dolly Parton’s Tiny House in Tennessee
linda @ Lime in the coconut says
Didn’t know he had a show…where, when?? Spill.
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His show premiered this week. It’s syndicated, but you can look up the times for your city here: https://www.thenateshow.com/
Darcy from The I.Design Box says
Love love love Dolly! She is a true inspiration and a powerhouse in a little package. However, I have seen the Nate Berkus show… I’ve tried now for three days to watch but with much chagrin I find it uninspired and awkward. While the decorating is okay the interviewing individual segments just do not flow. Not enought content to fill and hour every day. Maybe with a little time… he is such a fun spirit and I do believe he has decorating talent (that unfortunately has not yet been showcased on his show… could just be a low budget).
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I have to agree with you, Darcy. So far his show has been a little too easy for me to fast-forward through. I like him, though, and am rooting for the show. Here’s hoping they find their footing soon! -Julia
Perhaps in exchange for your photos they could fly you in for next Tuesday!!! I’m sure you’ve seen all the Twitter buzz and I’d love to meet you!
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I’m starting to think I’m the only blogger who won’t be there! Can’t wait to see that show and hear all about the taping. Have fun! -Julia
I watched this today! I can’t believe those were your photos!
I cried all the way through today’s episode too, even though for the most part I have to agree with Darcy’s review. I think every show starts out a little awkward so I’ll give him a chance. Mostly because I’m unemployed, and he’s so easy on the eyes. 🙂
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liz @ btb says
Ugh, how rude.
[email protected] happy says
Yes, a thank you would have been nice. I have the show on my DVR and now I can’t wait to watch it.
I have tickets to the Nate show next week and another designer and I are still trying to figure out if we can go. They say you can add an extra person seeing as a lot of people cancelled, so Julia if you want to go…?
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What a nice offer! Thanks, Vanessa. I don’t see how I could fly to NYC next week, but it’ll be fun to watch that show when it airs! -Julia
excited for you – it’s great exposure that his producers have you on their radar. Yeah!
That’s a nice way of looking at it. Thanks, Marta. 🙂
I couldn’t watch all of today’s because I started balling and realized that is not how I wanted to spend my afternoon. I agree that he’s kind of rough right now – hopefully it’ll get better.
.-= Kai´s last blog ..The Nate Berkus Show =-.
That’s too bad that the show didn’t give you any credit at all. I mean all they had to do was say, “thankyou Julia from hookedonhouses.net”, and move on. I guess some people just aren’t considerate. At least they showed your pictures.
A photo I took for the newspaper to run to find a home to adopt this cat was shown on Jay Leno. I took a whole roll of film for each cat, and of all those, they chose this shot where the cat yawned but it looked like she was about ready to attack. I turned in the roll and wrote the caption about what a sweetie she was and how she would make a lovely family cat. My name was after the caption. Someone at the LA Times made fun of the photo in their column and Leno picked it up. There on national TV was this vicious looking cat with my name seemingly 12 inches high! I was very upset for the cat because I don’t think she got adopted just because someone had to play a joke and be a jerk.
When is Nate’s show on?
It’s syndicated, but you can look up the channel/time for your city here: https://www.thenateshow.com/
When I heard about his show months ago on Oprah, I knew I didn’t get the channel it was going to be on. But thankfully for this article, I searched again and I get a midnight show!!! So Excited!! Thank you! lol.
I missed the first airing on the 13th (due to a misprint as to my local air time) but did see it on Wednesday. I cried throughout the whole segment with the Kentucky family and Dolly. I haven’t really formed my opinion on the show yet but hopefully it will take off and be a huge success because I think Nate is great! (oh, that ryhmes)
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Mom in High Heels says
AFN doesn’t have it yet. Sadness. I guess I’ll have to watch it on hulu or fancast. I love Nate!
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[email protected] says
That is awesome that you have a (small) claim to fame! I haven’t been able to make it through much of the show without turning it off. I was hopeful when they did the segment the other day with the couple trying to decide on a master bedroom color and then they went all hokie with it. Just doesn’t seem to be enough substance to the show, unfortunately.
.-= [email protected]´s last blog ..September Home To-Do- Homework central! =-.
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
What a bummer that your blog wasn’t given credit for the photos. 🙁 BUT, how cool to see your own pictures on the show!! 🙂
I STILL haven’t had a chance to sit down and watch the show…planning to today, hopefully! 🙂
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Becky @ Farmgirl Paints says
Didn’t even know he had a show. Got to check that out. I love Dolly. Look at you all famous!
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John @ Young House Love says
How cool! And as Marta pointed out, at least they have you on their radar now. Who knows when they might call you in for something bigger and better!
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I saw it this morning-DVR’d it, I think the world of you but I wasn’t going to get up at 2:30 in the morning to watch it..LOL!
It would have been a bit more classy to give you credit for your pictures..they left it open so it looked like they were their own. I’d like him to realize the faux pas and even mention it as a “by the way..” on his next show. Then I would forgive them !!
On the positive side..You are known and on their page of places to go, as it should be!
As for his program…not a real cliff hanger. Hoping it gets better with time.
.-= Pat´s last blog ..Decorating Dilemma Help! =-.
I have seen parts of his show, have not been intriguied enough
to view a whole episode. I think Nate is a very charasmatic man and a good designer; from what I have seen of his show, they are not taking advantage of that. His segments on Oprah were interesting and informative, as are the articles I’ve read on him. In my opinion, so far, he has not been given the material to shine in his element. He is out of his element doing a “variety” talk show. I would like to hear him talk about design from his point of view and stop trying to tug at our heartstrings. I think the segment about the room for the twins was very generous, but would have liked to hear him talk about the challenges and tips for designing a room for 2 growing kids, what he considered and tips from him for children’s rooms. It was also a great opportunity to display how design can affect everyday living and can enhance our moods. Nate is a designer that has taken his talent to the next level and I would like to see him share more of his design expertise. I hope he finds his groove!!
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Kelly, Arte Styling says
Those are some really great photos of Dolly’s place! I can see why the producers wanted to use them. 😉 Too bad they didn’t feel the need to at least THANK you/your blog on air. Ahhhh…welcome to the TV world.
I do, however, hope that the producers have taken note of what a GREAT blog you have here and reach out to you for future stories. Better yet – maybe they’ll reach out to you for future stories AND give you credit for your work. Even if it is just a vacation photo or two. (You might want to have your own little contract worked out…)
.-= Kelly, Arte Styling´s last blog ..Branding and Collaborating through Interior Design and Color =-.
Love Dolly! …not so crazy about Nate. Haven’t watched the show and don’t plan on it, but would loved to have seen this segment.
I find it odd they didn’t credit you with the photos, but maybe your name (or “Hooked on Houses”) appears as a credit at the close of the show (you, know… the credits that fast-forward at the end). Congratulations anyway! 🙂
Nope, we checked–no credit at the end of the show, either. Kind of irritating because I didn’t ask for anything but a “photos via hookedonhouses.net” below the photos in return. Would have been nice!
Okay, that is WAY cool for you and disappointing at the same time because of the whole not giving you credit thing … (really it is still very cool though, I think!)
I LOVE Dolly too!!!! I always have and when she opened Dollywood I so wanted to go! (And my name is Polly Wood – but that is just kind of lame in the real world.) Long story short – I didn’t remember where Dollywood was until last March when I drove my daughters out to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to be singers and dancers right down the street in the “Tennessee Shindig” show! And not too long after that, they were in a parade in Dollywood with Dolly as the Grand Marshall … pretty fun stuff!
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Wow! I just discovered your blog and am hooked already! I can’t wait to go through the archives!
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Welcome, Jeanette! 🙂
Kathy :) says
How rude Julia…..they should have mentioned you !!! I have Dollywood on my list of places to visit….I just adore her!!! She cracks me up !!
I have been taping Nate….and to be quite honest here, I am not LOVING the show, I adore him though he is one talented guy and easy on the eyes too 🙂 Remember he lost his partner in the tsunami ?, that was a tearjerker, I can’t even imagine, I just know that it touched my heart and I worte a check out to American Red Cross that day. Not just because of him but to be sitting on the beach one minute and running for your life the next WOW . I just gave myself shivers..those poor souls.
Have a wonderful week-end…….soon your little Lily will be thinking of her costume for Halloween or has she already decided??? Can you tell I miss those days lol
All the best,
xo Kathy 🙂
Kathy–Lily handed me a catalog with all of the Halloween costumes she wants circled in red. Not sure which one she’ll end up choosing, but I’m guessing it’ll be some kind of animal. She always wants to be something furry and cute. 🙂
You should have photoshopped yourself into the pics – with a “hookedonhouse.net” t-shirt, no less! Never would have guessed such a glitzy lady had ever roughed it. Is this is Tennessee?
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I love that idea, Lauren. Next time, that’s totally what I’m going to do. Ha. -Julia
They should have been considerate enough to thank you and give you editorial credit considering your images were so prominently featured! In the words of Stephanie Tanner, “how rude!” I haven’t tuned into Nate’s new show yet. Not even sure when it’s on. He’s really cute and talented but now I have beef with his producers.
.-= Bre´s last blog ..Magazine Lust =-.
I thought I would like the show a lot more than I did. I hope it was just this episode that I wasn’t overly fond of. It doesn’t seem original to me which tends to lead to no second season. I hope that’s not the case here.
I haven’t caught the show yet. I would have been more impressed with them if they had credited you. I know you’re okay with it, but it’s really annoying that his show is trying to act all chummy and supportive of bloggers, and then clearly isn’t. I call foul on Nate and his producers and I hope they get their stuff together and start behaving appropriately. They may have lost me already.
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Agreed. They’ve been reaching out to bloggers a lot, so you’d think they’d treat us right when we agree to help them out. -Julia
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says
Hey, Julia! that is really cool, I loved the show yesterday & in fact, all 3 of them so far I’ve enjoyed. I’ve been a fan all along, so I will definitely keep watching. I do hope he does more hands-on design himself in future shows. We do want more of Nate & his fabulous skills.
They really should have given you credit with at least a blurb on the screen when they showed the pics, that would have been the considerate thing to do.
On that note, I’m over the moon excited to be going to the blogger’s show next week!!
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Juju at Tales of Whimsy & Vintage Whim Wham! says
That is SO cool! Did they credit you in the credits?
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Tricia Rose says
Such is fame Julia – still, I’d hate to have to cope with paparazzi, wouldn’t you?
I’ll have to look up the Nate Show, I really like his style and his sensitivity to what people want – nice man.
Julie M says
Okay, Nate Berkus Show People (otherwise now known as NBSP); you need to give a shout out to Hooked on Houses, because this is a great blog and her readers are EXACTLY the people the Nate Berkus Show probably aspires to have as an audience. Okay? So you Interns and Assistant to Producers (aka Harried Slaves), who were probably desperately trying to find usuable pics for the show – go tell your bosses you need to do something nice for Julia. Are you listening out there in blog-land? I read this blog everyday because Julia does such a great job covering design related stuff… and her point of view is so infomative and refreshing. I would make a point of watching anything she recommends. don’t take her for granted! There, now I feel better. 🙂
I loved the makeovers Nate did on Oprah. I watched the first show and I have to admit I wasn’t terribly impressed. I liked the kitchen makeover he did, but then there was some stupid bits. He had a couple asking questions and painting the answers. He tried on various pairs of glasses and had the audience clap for the pairs he liked best. Other than the makeover there didn’t seem to be much to the show. Maybe it will get better.
.-= Carrie´s last blog ..6 Year Yard transformation =-.
sorry to see you didn’t get the noteriety you rightly deserve…. but ……exactly WHY is it that they couldn’t send some one there and take their own pictures !!! Letting some one else do the leg work and then not giving them credit for it is down right ‘dodgy’ as we say(deliberate avoidance of work or an activity)……oooh this sort of thing makes me mad!!!!
I saw your pictures when I watched the show this morning. I wish they would have given you credit.
The Nate Berkus show is off to a rough start. I want him to do well. I would like to see more decorating content.
On a side note….How about Lowes always doing the home projects? When I shop at my Lowes I can’t imagine wanting them to come to my home.
I never heard of Nate. Is he a home designer or something? He’s cute!
E. George says
Hi Julia sorry you were let down but you know what they say You Never Know Your Luck In The Big City… We don’t get this show here well not yet anyway but from what I’m reading from you guys it sounds like another interview show – thats way too many for me. Anyway I don’t remember what it was like before I found Hooked on Houses and I take my hat off to you for keeping us informed, inspired and entertained….Regards Esther from Sydney …. PS have a wonderful weekend..
I know when I write articles for ezinearticles.com, it’s agreed that whoever uses my articles has to give me credit-maybe next time you can specify to them that crediting your blog is part of the agreement. I’m wondering if everything was so hurried, if they just aren’t very organized-one of the comments saying that he was off to a rough start made me wonder too(I don’t actually own a TV and don’t know who this man is, but that is how it is sounding to me).
On the bright side, you are a “star” on the net! TEN MILLION views!!! I DREAM of the day I have TEN MILLION views!!! =D
I went to Dollywood in April, and walked thru Dolly’s little house! I’ve heard she’s a very nice woman, and I thought her park was very family friendly! It is heart warming to me to see a person come from humble beginnings, yet when they become famous, they don’t allow it to change their heart. I just read a profound statment recently–“Money doesn’t change you. It reveals who you really are when you no longer have to be nice.”
Have a great day, Julia!
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Our Nifty Notebook says
I just love Nate. Every time I see him, I can’t help but think about how he lost his partner in the tsumani. How horrible that must have been, they were on vacation 🙁
Anyway, I didn’t know he had his own shoe. That’s great.
Too funny about your vacation pics being used!
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Tamara @ etcetorize says
I saw the pictures here and then caught about 5 minutes of Nate’s show today (Friday). And the only thing I kept thinking was “Wow, what a colourful audience!”
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Carmel @ our fifth house says
Haven’t watched the show yet, but I have been to Dollywood! It’s such a great family theme park! I love me some Dolly!
Jess @ Reclaimed Marketplace says
OH my goodness this is too cool!! Congratulations! I’m not sure if I have commented before on your blog but I have been reading it often and love it! I thought I should let you know.
I love Nates new show! We had the honor of meeting him and the producers a few months back. They came over to our home and redid our master bedroom. It was revealed on the Today Show as a way to introduce the Nate Show Premier! He is a fabulous person on and off camera. Just a regular guy with a regular family and really fun job! Wouldnt you all love to have Nates job! I know I would!
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melissa*320 sycamore says
Hi Julia! I haven’t been too impressed so far. Such a great guy, but it’s like he’s trying to be Oprah or something interviewing everyone, when we want good old fashioned befores/afters, decorating tips, etc. I think if he went to 1/2 hr it would be much better. They should have given you credit…that just isn’t right.
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How cool?! I used to go to Dollywood alot when I was little – my parents loved vacationing in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.
Never seen that Nate show, but I don’t watch too much tv other than sports. And now that I’m banned from all other sites at work…you do realize that I will officially become your stalker?! LOL.
~angela @ peonypatch
I think there are just WAY too many design shows out there, it’s an inflated market. I could say more about Nate himself, but I’ll keep it at that.
Donna Kitchens says
I am sooo saddened to hear that Nate’s show has been cancelled. I really liked his decorating tips and the repurposing. Oh, I just like the whole show. With all of the garbage on tv these days, this is just another of my favorites I won’t have to watch. I can’t stand The View or reality shows of any kind. If it wasn’t for the Western channel and reruns of Law & Order and L&W Criminal Intent, Matlock(when we can get it) and Andy Grilffin. we would only need a radio.