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When a home TV show comes to your home

When a home TV show comes to your home

How difficult could it be to shoot an eight-minute television segment on how to make a rain barrel? More difficult than you might think, when the shoot is done in Baltimore at the peak of summer. Mike and Alyse Talbott of Federal Hill recently got a firsthand view into all the work that goes into producing a segment when they were selected to appear in one of their favorite home-improvement shows, PBS' "Ask This Old House." Shooting in Baltimore in late July meant not only coping with heat and humidity, but ambulance sirens, train whistles and a police helicopter, as well as the usual complications that seem to arise with every home project. The couple's adventure...

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