The Buffalo Edition of Extreme Makeover will air on ABC on January 24th as a two-hour special, from 8 to 10PM.
The show, normally one hour long, is being extended to highlight the improvements that were made in the West Side neighborhood around the subject of the show, the demolition and rebuilding of the home of Delores Powell.
There’s a “Stone Soup” quality to this story. Yes, we welcomed the out-of-towners with their high ideals (bless them), but we can be glad and proud that a lot of what the rest of the nation will see is Buffalonians, pulling together to do what we always could in the first place. Let’s hope we’ve learned that we always had the way and the means, the will and the sweat equity – through the City, ReUse, Push Buffalo, AmeriCorps, and so on.
Let’s do more of this, even when the cameras aren’t rolling.
Image: Joe Cascio