How better to start this segment than with the Queen of Crafts, Ms. Carol Duvall?


“Carol Duvall is host of the long-running The Carol Duvall Show which began on the HGTV network and later broadcast on the DIY Network.”

“Her television career began on a children’s show in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1951. A local radio station bought a television station and she and a friend decided to go and audition. The station liked what they had to offer and Duvall was hired. By the end of the first year, she was doing seventeen live shows a week. In 1962 the manager of the station moved to a television station in Detroit and hired Duvall to work there. She spent 18 years in a variety of positions, ranging from news anchor to co-producer and host of her first craft-oriented program, “Here’s Carol Duvall”.”

“One day she received a call from a man she had met when he was still an intern in Cleveland. He was putting together a new show called the Home Show and they needed a craft person. The show was picked up by ABC and ran for six years.”

“When the Home Show came to an end in 1994, the host Robb Weller formed a production company with Gary Grossman which developed The Carol Duvall Show. The program ran on HGTV from 1994 until 2005, then on DIY Network from 2005 until the end of 2009.”

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


If you remember Carol then chances are you remember her fondly.  Share your favourite Carol memories, we all have one. 🙂




3 Responses

  1. Cecilia Janssen

    I spend lots of weeks in bed since 1989 due to residual problems from a fall way back then and waited impatiently every day for any show she was on. I would love to have some DVDs of her programs. unfortunate all my VHS tapes have been displaced during moves.

    • I was blown away by the response I received from this post! She was and is loved by so many people. There’s got to be some videos of her on YouTube, look there. 🙂 ❤️

  2. Zelda Lawrence

    Carol baby sat for me when I was growing up in Royal Oak MI. Would love to connect with her.

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