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Rough Cut – Woodworking with Tommy Mac Earns Second Daytime Emmy® Award NominationBack to Press Releases
PARKERSBURG, W. VA. (May 2012) – Rough Cut – Woodworking with Tommy Mac, a WGBH Boston public television production, has been nominated for the second Daytime Emmy® Award in its two-season history, this year in the Outstanding Lifestyles Program category. Woodcraft is the show’s major sponsor.

During the show’s first season, Laurie Donnelly, executive producer, was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary Program category. Rough Cut has also won bronze Telly Awards in both seasons – two in 2012 and one in 2011.

“It’s humbling to receive a second Emmy® Award nomination for Rough Cut,” said Laurie Donnelly. “I feel honored that we’re enriching our viewers’ experience through hands-on DIY education and entertainment in each half hour segment, and look forward to doing so for years to come.”

Boston native and furnituremaker Tommy MacDonald, a graduate of the well-known North Bennet Street School, hosts Rough Cut. During the 13 episodes each season he shares his woodworking experience with viewers to build fine furniture while demonstrating a mix of woodworking techniques and processes and offering “T-Mac” tips. Tommy draws inspiration from trips to historic sites in Boston and around the nation.

The Daytime Emmy Award winners will be announced in June.

Additional funding for Rough Cut is provided by Bessey, Easy Wood Tools, General International, Oneida Air Systems, Rikon and Titebond.

Rough Cut will begin its third season in October. To learn more about Tommy MacDonald and Rough Cut, visit, and For more information about the Daytime Emmy Awards, visit

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