This fall, millions of Americans
will get their remodeling ideas
and inspiration from a new face
on the block (see photo).
Where's Bob Vila, you might
Some say it was the beginning
of the end for Bob when he
appeared on Hollywood Squares
looking like a lost school kid.
Others claim his freewheeling
affair with product endorsements
didn't sit well with educational
television's virtuous image.
According to a lengthy article in
the August issue of Boston Business,
however, it was not that
Bob capitalized on his newfound
success—that was expected of
underpaid PBS stars. Rather, the
article claimed that Vila got too
big for his overalls and snubbed
the show's producer, whose cardinal
rule was thou shalt not do
product endorsements for companies