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Bob Vila Speaks at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum Forum

At a forum in Boston, guests spoke about saving Cuba's Hemingway house and preserving historic documents found inside.
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Bob Vila Interview List

From his childhood to his recent work in Cuba, check out these interviews with Bob Vila.
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Bob Vila Interviewed on ABC News About Hemingway's Havana Home Restoration

From ABC News: "Bob Vila and a group of American and Cuban workers have been refurbishing the house where the Nobel Prize-winning author lived and wrote for close to twenty years."
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PRESS RELEASE: Fraudulent Use of Bob Vila Name and Likeness

Bob Vila, widely known as the father of home improvement media, recently became the subject of an unauthorized endorsement scheme.
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Bob Vila Profiled in United Healthcare's Renew

The Winter 2016 of United Healthcare's Renew magazine featured a extensive profile of Bob Vila.
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Bob Vila Interviewed on NPR

Bob Vila and his work in renovating the Hemingway house in Cuba were featured on NPR in late December.
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Popular Mechanics Interviews Bob Vila

A short interview with Bob appeared in the May 2015 edition of Popular Mechanics.
Read More Sees 20% Lift In Visits From Male Pinterest Users

Marketing Land's February 23rd interview's Social Media Director focuses on the upward trend of registered male users at Pinterest.
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Tool Crave Interview with Bob Vila

When it comes to home improvement, Bob Vila is a household name. That's certainly what Timothy Dahl, creator of sites like Charles & Hudson and Tool Crave, has to say. Check out his February 2015 interview with Bob.
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Bob Vila Finalist in Shorty Awards

Bob Vila was honored to be selected as a finalist by the Shorty Awards in the DIY category this January.
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Bob Vila on the Radio

Bob's October 19th appearance on Take Care radio covers the basics of indoor air quality.
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Bob Vila on Pinterest!

Learn more about Bob in their September 29th Pinner Portrait at the Pinterest blog.
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Bob Talks "Green" with Inhabitat

Bob has championed preservation, conservation, reusing, and recycling for years. Check out a September interview with Inhabitat on green building.
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Bob Vila Thumbs Up Blogger in the News

The winning blogger of the August Bob Vila Thumbs Up competition is getting his due recognition on the news.
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Bob Vila Judges Gardenista 2014 Considered Design Awards

Bob Vila lends his expert opinion to the Gardenista 2014 Considered Design Awards, as one of this year's judges.
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Men's Journal Interviews Bob Vila

Bob Vila spoke to Men's Journal about his work restoring Finca Vigia, Ernest Hemingway's Cuban house in a May 8, 2014 piece.
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Bob Speaks on Pest Prevention

April is National Pest Management Month, so Bob Vila sat down to speak with 33 TV and Radio Stations on how to prevent pests.
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Bob Vila's Toolbox App for iPad Gets Great Review

Bob Vila's Toolbox app is a great resource for any iPad user, agrees Charles & Hudson.
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Bob Vila Interviewed in Preservation Magazine

Bob Vila shares his thoughts with the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Preservation magazine.
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Bob Vila Co-chairs Foundation Restoring Hemingway's Cuban House

The digitization of Ernest Hemingway's personal papers made the front page news at The New York Times on February 10, 2014. The work was made possible largely thanks to the Finca Vigía Foundation, an American nonprofit co-chaired by Bob Vila.
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