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Munich, Germany #101 [TV-G]
Burt visits the most popular beer garden in Europe, discovers why Bavarian maypoles must be guarded 24 hours a day, tours a palace that didn't quite turn out the way the king expected, and drives through some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe.

Greater Miami and the Beaches #102 [TV-G]
Greater Miami has been described as the American city of the future. The attractions in this sophisticated subtropical city include water taxis, Little Havana, Coconut Grove, and round-the-clock parties.

Closed Captioned Baja: The Sea of Cortez #103 [TV-G]
An exploration of a group of remote islands accessible only by small watercraft uncovers unique plant and animal life, including some of the smallest and largest creatures on the planet.

Brussels, Belgium #104 [TV-G]
In Belgium, Burt samples some unusual beers, including one flavored with cherries; learns how the hand of a giant became the symbol of the city of Antwerp; and stops by one of the most colorful festivals in Europe.

Closed Captioned Asheville, North Carolina #105 [TV-G]
Asheville is considered one of the best places to live in the United States. The city is surrounded by the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where craftsmen also produce some of the finest handmade objects in the world. At the edge of town is Biltmore, the largest private home in North America, with more than four acres of space on the inside. Other attractions include traditional forms of dance and music, one of the highest-rated family resorts in the nation, and tasty Southern foods.

Closed Captioned Trondheim, Norway #106 [TV-G]
How the ancient Viking need to go exploring in search of food eventually led Norwegians into outer space to grow strawberries, why the first NASA spacecraft to explore Mars was named Viking, a miracle that turned a Viking warrior into the patron saint of Norway, an 800-year-old Christian church that evolved from a Viking house of worship, and traditional techniques for making flatbread.

Tampa Bay, Florida #107 [TV-G]
In Florida's Tampa Bay, Burt goes on safari at Busch Gardens, visits one of America's oldest Cuban and Italian communities, and marches along with the Gasparilla invasion.

Closed Captioned Richmond, Virginia #108 [TV-G]
In and around the Virginia capital, Burt tours the state's oldest plantation, in operation for more than 350 years; walks Civil War trails and battlefields; goes whitewater rafting through the center of town; and tastes traditional Southern foods.

Closed Captioned Naples, Florida #109 [TV-G]
One of the most unusual swamps in the world, the origins of the teddy bear, an orchid that smells like chocolate, coconut cakes, and a zoo where video technology gives visitors amazing close-up views of some of the rarest animals on Earth.

Closed Captioned The New Hong Kong #110 [TV-G]
Burt explores how Hong Kong has changed since the British gave it back to the Chinese in 1997 and finds that it remains a fascinating city of contrasts. Visitors can buy jade in a fine jewelry store or in a street market, have soup for breakfast and pancakes for dinner, or visit a monastery all day and party all night.

Closed Captioned Las Vegas #111 [TV-G]
In Las Vegas, the ancient Roman Feast of Saturn has been turned into a 24-hour-a-day celebration. Burt learns about the Vegas Strip and how it became the prototype for shopping strips around the world, the relationship of marriage and food, and the history of gaming.

Closed Captioned Bermuda #112 [TV-G]
Only 600 miles off the coast of South Carolina, Bermuda is ideal for a quick and easy getaway. The presence of the British since the early 1600s has left the island packed with interesting historical sites.

Closed Captioned Trieste, Italy #113 [TV-G]
Burt explores the history—and the food—of the port city of Trieste, located on an inlet of the gulf of Venice at the head of the Adriatic Sea.

Closed Captioned The Basque Country of Northern Spain #201 [TV-G]
The Basque culture is the oldest in Europe, and its traditions are revered in northern Spain. Burt visits the museum that revitalized the city of Bilbao, checks out the fastest ball game in the world in San Sebastian, and experiences some of the region's unique foods.

Closed Captioned Curacao #202 [TV-G]
The capital city of Willemstad is like a mini-Amsterdam transported to a tropical climate. The coral reefs that surround the island have made it an important destination for divers, while vacationers flock to the beaches. And an extraordinary mix of people has shaped the island's traditions.

Closed Captioned Twin Cities #203 [TV-G]
In Minnesota, Burt finds where the mighty Mississippi River begins, learns how the Pillsbury Bake-Off mirrors our society, discovers why St. Paul was a safe haven for gangsters in the 1920s, and shops in the biggest mall in America.

Closed Captioned Central Switzerland #204 [TV-G]
Driving through the Swiss Alps, Burt visits two of Switzerland's most interesting cities. He climbs into a 500-year-old clock tower, learns the real story behind the Swiss Army knife, and tries some delicious traditional Swiss foods.

Closed Captioned San Francisco #205 [TV-G]
The people who settled San Francisco came from all over the world. As they mixed together, they created a city with a unique history, a love of opulence, and an appreciation of tolerance.

Closed Captioned Beaver Creek #206 [TV-G]
Colorado's Beaver Creek is one of the most celebrated ski resorts in the world. Its magnificent setting was designed to be luxurious but also family-friendly.

Closed Captioned Napa Valley #207 [TV-G]
Just 50 miles north of San Francisco, Napa is a protected agricultural preserve where the primary activities are growing grapes and making great wine. Burt first sees this beautiful part of the world by hot-air balloon, then lands for croquet lessons and tastes of some great foods to accompany all those wines.

Closed Captioned Miami #208 [TV-G]
A sophisticated, subtropical city on the same latitude as the Sahara Desert, Miami has been described as the American city of the future. Recently the fun in the sun it's always been known for has been supplemented with a major infusion of cultural excitement and regional performing arts.

Closed Captioned Philadelphia #209 [TV-G]
In the birthplace of America, Burt learns how Pennsylvania was founded as a Quaker colony, why Philadelphia is the home of the Liberty Bell, and why it is known as "the city of brotherly love." He also, of course, samples some traditional Philly foods.

Closed Captioned Springfield #210 [TV-G]
Located in central Illinois, Springfield is one of the richest farming and livestock areas in the United States. Burt visits historical sites associated with Abraham Lincoln's life in Springfield and tastes blue-ribbon recipes from the Illinois State Fair.

Closed Captioned Ottawa #211 [TV-G]
The capital of Canada is a beautiful and bilingual university town. Burt tours the architecture, explores the local traditions, and indulges in the French food.

Closed Captioned Manhattan #212 [TV-G]
Manhattan is the world epicenter for money, creativity, and culture. Burt explores how that came to be while touring the town from the tip of the island to Central Park.

Closed Captioned Ellis Island #213 [TV-G]
Between 1880 and 1920, more than 12 million people immigrated to the United States through tiny Ellis Island in New York Harbor.

Closed Captioned Oaxaca, Mexico #301 [TV-G]
Burt visits the Mexican state of Oaxaca, tours its ancient settlements, learns about its crafts, and explains some of its food customs.

Closed Captioned Sacramento, California #302 [TV-G]
Burt visits a walnut grove to see some ecologically advanced farming, tours the California state capital, explains how the citizens of Sacramento tricked legislators into moving there, and discovers why Nancy Reagan refused to live in the governor's mansion.

Closed Captioned Sonoma County #303 [TV-G]
Continuing his California visit, Burt tours Sonoma County, explains its history, and visits some of the area's most interesting sights. Stops include the home of the garden wizard of North America, the redwood forest, the Russian River kayaking course, and the Jim Russell NASCAR drivers' school.

Closed Captioned California's Gold Country #304 [TV-G]
Visiting the exact spot where gold was found in 1848, Burt explains how the California Gold Rush funded the Civil War, built the transcontinental railroad, and brought California into the Union. Then he tours Old Sacramento, visits the only remaining rural Chinese village in the United States, and finds out why the Pony Express lasted only 18 months.

Closed Captioned Zurich, Switzerland #305 [TV-G]
Burt tours the town, explains its history, visits its great chocolate shops, stops in to dine at its famous restaurants—including one that has absolutely no light—and discovers how one of Europe's worst storms resulted in the creation of 1,000 works of art. Along the way, he also watches the design and construction of the world's most complex clock and scoots around town with the inventor of the modern micro-scooter.

Closed Captioned Getting Ready for Christmas at Biltmore Estate #306 [TV-G]
Burt tours the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, the largest private home in the United States, to see how the staff prepares for the Christmas celebration.

Closed Captioned Celebrating Christmas at Biltmore Estate #307 [TV-G]
The second part of Burt's investigation into the origins of our Christmas traditions. Why do we have Christmas trees, and why are they covered with electric lights? Who introduced the glass tree ornament and why? How did we get into the habit of wrapping our presents, and what do they really symbolize?

Closed Captioned U.S. Virgin Islands #308 [TV-G]
Burt tours the three major islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix and explains why they are the freest free ports in the Caribbean, what to buy, what to eat, why Bluebeard's beard was blue, the advantages of a yacht charter vacation, what it's like to take a guided tour of a coral reef in a diver's helmet, and how to have a virtual wedding on the Internet.

Closed Captioned The Lake Geneva Region, Switzerland #309 [TV-G]
Burt visits the top of one of Europe's highest glaciers; tours the Castle of Chillon, home of the Dukes of Savoy; and meets the only town crier still working in Switzerland. Other stops include the village that saved the music box and a shop that reproduces a little bit of film history by turning out chocolate versions of the shoe Charlie Chaplin ate in a famous scene from The Gold Rush.

Closed Captioned Geneva, Switzerland #310 [TV-G]
Burt explains the key role Geneva played in the Protestant Reformation, how it became the watch-making center of the world, why it is the home of the United Nations, and how the International Red Cross got started. He also takes a paddlewheel boat ride to look at the lakeside homes of some of the wealthiest people in the world and learns the rules for eating fondue.

Closed Captioned Ticino, Switzerland #311 [TV-G]
The Italian-speaking Ticino region is the southernmost part of Switzerland and one of the most beautiful parts of Europe. Burt visits a 1,000-year-old mystic church, rides the Centrovalli railroad into mountain villages that have become national treasures, tastes the traditional foods of the region, and tours the open markets.

Closed Captioned Northwestern Switzerland #312 [TV-G]
Burt visits a 500-year-old divorce court, a 2,000-year-old Roman kitchen, a ferry that offers travelers a short course in philosophy as they cross the Rhine River, and Basil's carnival. His Swiss odyssey also answers the questions of why cookies are sold in tins, how paper was first made, and why calligraphy has survived both the invention of the printing press and the computer.

Closed Captioned The Swiss Mittlelland #313 [TV-G]
Burt shows where, how, and why Sherlock Holmes "died" at the height of his fame; takes a look at the most representative government in the world; visits the home of the wool-covered pig; and discovers why some Swiss farmers painted fake windows on their homes. Then, having worked up an appetite, he stops at a restaurant that has been in the same family for more than 600 years and has more than 600 corkscrews to open wine.

Closed Captioned The Matterhorn Region, Switzerland #314 [TV-G]
During a helicopter tour of Switzerland's most beautiful Alpine peaks, Burt learns why glaciers form and why the Earth will get warmer during the next four decades, no matter what. While exploring this region of spectacular scenery, he also rides the highest cogwheel railroad in Europe, goes to the top of the Matterhorn to find out why people started climbing mountains in the first place, meets the dogs of St. Bernard, watches a championship battle of fighting cows, hears the oldest playable organ in the world, and samples traditional foods and wines.

Closed Captioned Graubuenden, Switzerland #315 [TV-G]
In the Swiss Alps, Burt finds out how avalanches are predicted, takes a safe ride on the Bernina Express—one of the world's 10 best train trips—learns the secrets of yodeling, crosses the most dangerous mountain pass in the Alps, and walks through the untouched forests of the Swiss National Park. Then he tours St. Moritz, the original Alpine winter resort, and gets some recipes from one of the area's finest restaurants.

Closed Captioned Boston, Massachusetts #401 [TV-G]
Retracing some of Boston's history, Burt tells what really happened during the midnight ride of Paul Revere, visits the first Dunkin Donuts shop, tours the world's oldest floating commissioned warship, learns about the most complex highway construction project ever undertaken in the United States, and samples the creations of local lobster chefs.

Closed Captioned Winter in Lake Geneva Area, Switzerland #402 [TV-G]
Burt takes a balloon trip over the snow-covered Alps, meets some skiers who specialize in making sports available to the handicapped, paraglides from the top of one of Switzerland's most famous mountains, and visits an ancient castle that's been turned into a restaurant and wine museum.

Closed Captioned Winter in Valais, Switzerland #403 [TV-G]
The most mountainous region in Switzerland, the Valais has some of the highest peaks in Europe, including the Matterhorn. Burt watches some of the world's best snowboarders, travels with the Glacier Patrol across the top of the Swiss Alps, learns the secrets of curling and dogsledding, helps tend the Dalai Lama's vineyard, and takes a train ride through some of the world's most beautiful scenery.

Closed Captioned Yucatán, Mexico #404 [TV-G]
The Yucatán Peninsula is home to an impressive concentration of Mayan ruins. Burt travels to Uxmal, the intellectual and cultural center of the Maya; discovers the best places to shop for hammocks and Panama hats; explores the capital, which at one time had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world; and explains what makes flamingos pink.

Closed Captioned Eastern Switzerland #405 [TV-G]
Burt visits the finest Baroque abbey in Switzerland, a textile center that produces exquisite embroidery, and one of the greatest couture houses in Europe. He also meets a group of sculptors who are uncovering the history of a famous Greek statue, discovers how dulcimers are made and played, and sees the ultimate democracy in action.

Closed Captioned Jungfrau Region, Switzerland #406 [TV-G]
The Jungfrau, in the heart of Switzerland, is a paradise for lovers of nature. Burt takes a steamer to the ancient villages on Lake Thun, visits the site of Clint Eastwood's film The Eiger Sanction, rides the highest railroad in Europe to a research station that is studying Earth's atmosphere, and climbs inside a million-year-old waterfall.

Closed Captioned Taiwan #501 [TV-G]
The island of Taiwan, just off the coast of mainland China, has held on to most of the ancient principles of Chinese culture while incorporating the most modern aspects of Western society. Burt visits temples, learns about traditional religious beliefs, and discovers the secrets of making the perfect cup of tea.

Closed Captioned The Shrine of Guadalupe #502 [TV-G]
Burt tours the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, then journeys to Tepeyac, Mexico to join five million pilgrims for the feast day of the patron saint of the Americas. He learns how a revered picture of Our Lady of Guadalupe became a symbol of hope and freedom for the native Indians as well as Spanish settlers, discovers the history of tequila, and sits down to a meal of fried ants and grasshoppers.

Closed Captioned Taipei #503 [TV-G]
Taiwan's most famous television cook shows Burt around Taipei's night market. After more shopping at traditional shops and a weekend jewelry market, Burt learns how practicing the martial arts can help keep the body young, explores ancient Chinese medicine, meets a Chinese dance group, and visits a television network devoted to kung fu puppets. He also has a riverside seat for the annual dragon boat races.

Closed Captioned Mexico City #504 [TV-G]
Burt goes to Guadalupe, Mexico to uncover the story of Juan Diego and the patron saint of Mexico, discovering how Christian groups separated themselves from Jews during the first century after Christ. In Spain, he takes part in Seville's Holy Week processions and learns that Baroque churches were built to save Catholicism. He also explores two of the most revered things in Mexico: Our Lady of Guadalupe and the national lottery.

Closed Captioned The History and Science of Shopping #505 [TV-G]
Burt takes a look at the history of shopping, from its beginnings in 17th-century London to a recent auction of a $92 million painting at Sotheby's. Along the way, he learns how the brains of men and women make them shop differently, who introduced the idea of ready-to-wear clothing and why, how the French Revolution changed the way people shopped, how the shopping bag and the price tag were invented, and why the survival of a nation can depend on how it shops.

Closed Captioned The Future of Shopping #506 [TV-G]
How shopping kept the original 13 American colonies together during the Revolutionary War and how it contributes to the sense of community. Burt also explores the future of shopping on the Internet with profiles of a woman who closed her antique shop and opened a virtual one in cyberspace, a man who designed an Internet business that sells a car a minute, and eBay President Meg Whitman.

Closed Captioned The Shrine at Czestochowa, Poland #507 [TV-G]
A destination for pilgrims for more than 600 years, the Czestochowa monastery houses a painting of the Virgin and Child thought to have been painted by St. Luke. Burt tours a 15th-century library; discovers the three essential elements that connect an image to a miracle; and ponders what makes places like the Vietnam Memorial, the Alamo, Civil War battlefields, and Abraham Lincoln's birthplace such popular shrines.

Closed Captioned Southwestern France #508 [TV-G]
While touring the city of Toulouse, Burt learns how its cloth dyers made a fortune with the color blue—and why that color terrified the soldiers of ancient Rome. In the region, he also visits the largest Romanesque church in Europe, examines a real estate deal from 1222, takes a look at some 35,000-year-old cave paintings, wanders along one of the most beautiful canals in the world, gets a guided tour of the largest collection of works by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, and visits the walled city of Carcassonne.

Closed Captioned Krakow, Poland #509 [TV-G]
Krakow has been one of the great cultural centers of Eastern Europe for hundreds of years. Burt tours the city, including the ancient castle and cathedral on Wawel Hill; discovers the origin of the croissant; looks at some of the 2.5 million works of art in Krakow's museums; learns how the immodest sight of a woman's legs saved the town's medieval wall; and visits the Jewish quarter, founded in the 14th century.

Closed Captioned The Shrine at Lourdes, France #510 [TV-G]
Lourdes, in the southwest corner of France, is one of Christianity's most important shrines. It is renowned as a site for healing miracles, with more than 7,000 cures to its credit. Burt takes a tour of the local churches, uncovers the story of the shrine's beginnings, visits the mysterious grotto, takes part in a torchlight procession, and learns about Lourdes' political and historical significance. He also interviews the doctor who was in charge of the investigation into its most recent medical miracle.

Closed Captioned Atlantic City, New Jersey #601 [TV-G]
Burt looks into the history of Atlantic City, including the founding of America's first official lifeguard service and the invention of salt-water taffy, as well as the workings of the modern slot machine. He also tours hotels, casinos, and restaurants; discovers where the sub sandwich was invented; and learns how Atlantic City inspired the creation of Monopoly, the world's best-selling board game.

Closed Captioned Dublin, Ireland #602 [TV-G]
Burt explores Dublin's Viking history, visits the Guinness brewery to learn how to pull a perfect pint, discovers the origin of the Guinness Book of World Records, tours the town's classic pubs, and finds out why the ancient Book of Kells is the most valued cultural object in Ireland.

Closed Captioned The Lands of St. Patrick, Ireland #603 [TV-G]
Burt investigates the life of Ireland's patron saint by touring Patrick's original church and trekking to the mystic pilgrimage sites of Lough Derg and Croagh Patrick. He also examines the diaries of the ancient monks who chronicled the attacks of the Vikings.

Closed Captioned The Abbeys of Austria #604 [TV-G]
Burt tours the abbeys at Melk and Klosterneuburg and stops for lunch at the restaurant of one of Europe's most talented chefs.

Closed Captioned The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago, Spain #605 [TV-G]
Burt walks the sacred road, learns about the legend of Santiago, and discovers why more than 200,000 people still make the trip every year.

Closed Captioned Santiago de Compostela, Spain #606 [TV-G]
Burt tours a 1,000-year-old cathedral, learning the stories behind its art and architecture, and watches an eight-man team swing the world's largest flying incense burner. He also consults the world's oldest travel guide; visits the Hospital of the Kings of Spain, built in 1499 and now the world's oldest operating hotel; and meets a jeweler who works in jet.

Closed Captioned Siena, Italy #607 [TV-G]
Amid the narrow, winding streets and ancient buildings of Siena, Burt explores the lives of St. Catherine and St. Bernardino; investigates a horse race that's been used to settle grudges for more than 700 years; and learns how a church, a synagogue, or a mosque can help counter the effects of time.

Closed Captioned Assisi, Italy #608 [TV-G]
While touring Assisi, Burt discovers the true story of the life of St. Francis and the founding of the Franciscan order; visits sites sacred to St. Clare; explains the art in the Basilica of St. Francis, where the Italian Renaissance was born; and traces the origins of the Nativity scene.

Closed Captioned Stamp Collecting, China #609 [TV-G]
While exploring the history of stamp collecting, Burt learns about the most popular stamp ever printed; the most valuable stamp, worth more than a million dollars; and some great forgeries. In China, he discovers why encouraging stamp collecting is official government policy.

Closed Captioned Chimayo, New Mexico #610 [TV-G]
The small adobe sanctuary known as the "Lourdes of America" is visited by more than 300,000 people each year. Burt looks into the conflicting legends of its history and the miraculous healings that have been attributed to its sacred soil.

Closed Captioned Santa Fe, New Mexico #701 [TV-G]
Burt takes a helicopter tour of some of the most beautiful parts of the Southwest, visits the oldest church in the U.S, discovers how the native tribes used modern ledger paper, inspects the magic staircase at Loretto Chapel, and travels through the Bandelier National Monument to see the remains of an ancient Pueblo community.

Closed Captioned Christmas in Vienna, Austria #702 [TV-G]
Burt explains the ancient history and meaning of Christmas, tours Vienna's famous Christmas markets, and discovers why we have Christmas trees. Inside the magnificent castle of the Hapsburgs, he unravels the story of how they became the most powerful rulers in Europe and discovers the special meanings of several Christmas foods.

Closed Captioned Vatican City #703 [TV-G]
Highlights of the Vatican City include the ceiling of St. Peter's Basilica, St. Peter's Tomb below, the Sistine Chapel, and the Catholic Church's 500-year-old mosaic studio.

Closed Captioned Cologne, Germany #704 [TV-G]
Cologne's cathedral is Germany's most visited tourist attraction, but the city also offers fine restaurants, a chocolate museum, and cruises on the Rhine River. While exploring the area, Burt unravels the mystery of why light perfumes are called eau de Cologne.

Closed Captioned Aachen, Germany #705 [TV-G]
While touring Aachen, Burt learns the strange legends surrounding its ancient fountains, why the healing powers of its hot springs have been famous for more than 2,000 years, and what made it one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Europe. The city's signature foods include spice cookies—more than 45,000 tons of which are sold each year.

Closed Captioned Hamburg, Germany #706 [TV-G]
Burt takes a musical tour of Hamburg, investigates why it has more millionaires per capita than any other city in Europe, and participates in the weekly Sunday-morning fish market party. At the Montblanc fountain pen factory, he learns the secret behind why its pens don't leak.

Closed Captioned St. Gallen, Switzerland #707 [TV-G]
Burt tours the town of St. Gallen, a center of clothing design and textile manufacturing for more than 1,000 years. Its other attractions include marzipan bakers and great restaurants.

Closed Captioned A Tuscan Harvest, Italy #708 [TV-G]
Burt takes part in the fall grape harvest just south of Siena, learning what makes the wines of Tuscany so famous, how the grapes are cared for, and how the wine is produced. Then a gastronomic tour of the region spotlights its most famous dishes.

Closed Captioned In Taiwan, a Sense of Place (Part 1) #709 [TV-G]
Burt gets advice on what to see and do in Taiwan from New York Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang; Dr. Henry Lee, a leading forensic scientist who appeared as an expert witness in the O.J. Simpson trial; and AIDS researcher Dr. David Ho.

Closed Captioned In Taiwan, a Sense of Place (Part 2) #710 [TV-G]
Burt gets advice on what to see and do in Taiwan from New York Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang; Dr. Henry Lee, a leading forensic scientist who appeared as an expert witness in the O.J. Simpson trial; and AIDS researcher Dr. David Ho.

Closed Captioned Cruising the Danube #801 [TV-G]
Burt cruises down the Danube, starting in the Hungarian capital of Budapest.

Closed Captioned Milan, Italy #802 [TV-G]
Burt visits a 16th-century Italian palazzo filled with authentic furnishings and objects from the Renaissance and discovers why Milan is the source of some of Italy's best cooking.

Closed Captioned Going Platinum #803 [TV-G]
Platinum is an extraordinary metal, 30 times rarer than gold and virtually impossible to corrode. Burt travels around the world to find out why the highest level of many credit card offers is the platinum card.

Closed Captioned Rome, Italy #804 [TV-G]
A Rome shopping spree takes Burt to international fashion houses, famous Italian tailors, jewelry makers, and great restaurants.

Closed Captioned What's Cooking in Switzerland #805 [TV-G]
The Valais area of Switzerland is the home of the country's most famous mountain, the Matterhorn, as well as a noted cheese- and wine-producing region. Among other delights, Burt samples raclette—the ultimate melted cheese dish.

Closed Captioned Holland #806 [TV-G]
Burt explores the use of windmills, Holland's trading empire, and how the nation's wealth was used to commission great works of art. He visits the Vincent van Gogh Museum, takes a canal tour, and tastes Amsterdam's famous street foods.

Closed Captioned Alaska #807 [TV-G]
Burt tours the Red Onion Saloon, rides the White Pass and Yukon Railroad, and checks out 1,500 square miles of ice cap.

Closed Captioned Hong Kong #808 [TV-G]
Chinese music, art, theater, and of course food.

Closed Captioned Immigrating to America (Part 1) #809 [TV-G]
Burt begins a journey through his native country, exploring the history of its population and trying to see America as a new arrival would.

Closed Captioned Immigrating to America (Part 2) #810 [TV-G]
Burt explores how immigration has created social difficulties while transforming American society and culture.

Closed Captioned Tulip Time Cruise #901 [TV-G]
The cruise starts in Amsterdam, a city filled with art, architecture and places to shop. Next stop is Schoonhaven, famous for its silver jewelry. Then Dordrecht to discover how windmills really work, and Antwerp, which is the world epicenter for diamonds. Also, visit Brussels for great food and beer.

Closed Captioned Islands of Bermuda #902 [TV-G]
Burt scoots around the city capital of Hamilton, learns about The Royal Dockyards where the British kept their fleet during the Revolutionary War, visits an outstanding Aquarium, and checks out the local food.

Closed Captioned Cruising the Rhine #903 [TV-G]
Burt visits Cologne's chocolate museum, sails through the Rhine Gorge, stops for Rudesheim's specialty coffee drink, explores Heidelberg's castle and ends with a tour of Strasbourg.

Closed Captioned Cruising France #904 [TV-G]
Burt starts his trip in Paris. Then cruises to Beaune for their famous wine auction and a visit to a 700 year old hospital that has become one of the great architectural landmarks of France. Next, he tours the Chateau De Cormatin in Tournus which was built by the finance minister to a king of France. Then to Lyon once the silk capital of Europe and where modern French cuisine was invented.

Closed Captioned Gateway to Scotland #905 [TV-G]
Burt tours Edinburgh's Old Town, one of the oldest communities in Great Britain and finds out that much of it has remained intact. The national beverage of Scotland is whiskey - a whiskey of such importance that the rest of the world simply calls it Scotch.

Closed Captioned Cruising the Netherlands #906 [TV-G]
Burt starts his trip in Amsterdam, and makes his way south to Middelburg in Holland where he visits its Norbertine Abbey. He stops at Keukenhof Gardens, the world's largest outdoor exhibition of flowers and learn about Tulip Mania which was the economic crises of the 1600s. The, he visits Middelburg and the Abbey of Our Lady to find out how the Dutch Delta Works saved the country. His last stop is in the town of Edam.

Closed Captioned The Grand Bahamas #907 [TV-G]
The early maps of the New World show the islands of the Bahamas as a chain that runs in an arc from the east coast of Florida to the top of Hispaniola. It was where Columbus first arrived in the Americas and each of its islands has a distinct culture. Burt takes us on a tour of the Grand Bahamas to find out what's grand.

Closed Captioned Cruising Provence #908 [TV-G]
Burt cruises the French Riviera and Provence along a Mediterranean coastline that made it a playground for the rich and famous. The region is filled with ancient ruins, 2000 year old towns, unique shops and good things to eat and drink. The warm weather, intense sunlight, and magnificent scenery attracted artists like Van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso and Matisse. Burt takes us to the places were Van Gogh painted and contrasts the paintings with today's landscape.

Closed Captioned Cayman Islands #909 [TV-G]
As Christopher Columbus was sailing back to Spain at the end of his fourth and final voyage to the New World, a storm came up between Panama and Haiti and pushed him off course. It pushed him to the west, directly into the islands that are now known as the Cayman Islands. Burt tours the island and discovers the history of scuba diving as he swims with the stingrays.

Closed Captioned Great Hotels of the World #910 [TV-G]
For over 30 years Burt has been living in hotels around the world. And many times he has stayed in some of the greatest hotels in the world. Each of these famous hotels bases its success on different elements and yet there is a common approach to attending to the needs of each guest. Burt shows you some of his favorites and why he considers them best of class.

Closed Captioned Great Hotels of the World (Part 2) #1001 [TV-G]
Burt has been living in hotels for over 30 years - and often in the greatest hotels in the world. Each of these famous hotels bases its success on different elements and yet there is a common approach to attending to the needs of each guest. In this program Burt shows some of his favorite hotels in Switzerland and Germany and explains why he considers them best of class.

Closed Captioned New York City #1002 [TV-G]
New York City is the world epicenter for money, creativity, and culture. Burt takes a bite of the Big Apple, tells how it came to be, and goes from the tip of the island to Central Park. Learn about the city's architectural heritage and how a nation of immigrants contributed to the gastronomy of the island.

Closed Captioned Philadelphia, Pennsylvania #1003 [TV-G]
Philadelphia is one of America's oldest and most interesting cities and the birthplace of our nation. Find out how it was founded as a Quaker colony and why it's the guardian of The Liberty Bell. Learn why Philadelphia is considered the city of brotherly love, tour the largest collection of outdoor murals, and visit a Masonic Temple. Take a taste of Philly's traditional foods.

Closed Captioned Chicago, Illinois #1004 [TV-G]
Chicago is famous for many things including talented chefs, specialty bakers, and authentic ethnic foods. Burt untangles the history of Chicago, laughs at Second City's food joke, and visits the House of Blues.

Closed Captioned Napa Valley, California #1005 [TV-G]
Burt tours the valley and introduces some of the signature dishes at the best restaurants. Find out why California is the nation's leading dairy state, meet one of the most successful wine makers and find out how prohibition saved the business. Also, a look at the ancient process for making barrels and how they changed the taste of wine.

Closed Captioned Basque Region, Spain #1006 [TV-G]
The Basque country of northeast Spain has the oldest culture in Europe and they are determined to keep their traditions. In Bilbao, a visit to the museum that revitalized the city. In San Sebastian, on the Northwest coast of Spain, Burt checks out the fastest ball game in the world and learns why it's home to some of the finest Basque cooking in Europe.

Closed Captioned Miami, Florida #1007 [TV-G]
Miami is a sophisticated, subtropical city on the same latitude as the Sahara Desert. It has been described as the American city of the future. There's fun in the sun but there's also a major infusion of performing arts. Burt visits some of the local art galleries and tastes the local flavors.

Closed Captioned Belgium #1008 [TV-G]
Burt takes a look at Belgium and tours the capital city of Brussels. He finds out why beer is the national drink and samples one flavored with cherries. He discovers why the hand of a giant became the symbol of the city of Antwerp and finds out why food experts love Belgian cooking.

Closed Captioned San Francisco, California #1009 [TV-G]
San Francisco is a city whose present day gleam began with the discovery of glittering gold. The people who settled San Francisco came from all over the world and as they mixed together they established the traditions that make San Francisco what it is today. Burt looks at the city's unique history, love of opulence, and appreciation of good food.

Closed Captioned Springfield, Illinois #1010 [TV-G]
Burt takes a ride on America's great mother road, Route 66, and tells how it transformed the way the world eats. He also discovers the true origin of the corn dog, the filled dough nut, the horseshoe sandwich, root beer, and Abraham Lincoln's favorite cake. He visits Abraham Lincoln's hometown to see what his personal life was really like.

Closed Captioned Luzern, Switzerland #1101 [TV-G]
Burt takes a lake steamer to the foot of Mount Pilatus and rides the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to the top of a 7,000 foot peak for some of the most impressive views of Switzerland. The he visits the Lion Monument that honors the Swiss Guards who died defending the King of France in 1792. He walks across the Chapel Bridge that was constructed in the first half of the 14th century as a part of the city's fortifications. Burt also tours the Old Town with its fountain squares and painted buildings and the Jesuit Church.

Closed Captioned Touring Ireland #1102 [TV-G]
Burt visits Ireland's great pilgrimage sites, follows the trails of St. Patrick, investigates the history of Guinness, learns about the most valuable book in Ireland, looks at the great architecture of Dublin, and finds out what's good to eat.

Closed Captioned Burt Wolf's Family Vacation #1103 [TV-G]
Each summer, Burt takes his wife, a selection of his sons and daughter-in-laws, and grandchildren to Europe. This program takes an irreverent look at one of their itineraries which includes Prague – the capital of the Czech Republic and Leukerbad in Switzerland.

German Immigration to the U.S. #1104 [TV-G]
We tend to think that the largest groups to immigrate to America were from Italy or Ireland. But that is not the case. The greatest numbers of people to immigrate to America were from Germany. Today, over 60 million Americans consider themselves of German descent. This program, shot on-location in Germany, takes a look at who they were and where they came from.

What Are They Eating in the Photograph #1105 [TV-G]
This program looks at a group of famous photographs that have something to do with eating and drinking, including Halsman's photo of Marilyn Monroe having a hamburger at a drive-in, Cartier-Bresson's picnic near Paris, and Duncan's photo of Picasso at lunch. Burt and a group of experts explain why each photograph is important, and the history and significance of the gastronomic elements. The recipe for each food is then demonstrated by a leading chef.

Closed Captioned Taiwan - A Sense of Place (Part 3) #1106 [TV-G]
Burt interviews a number of famous Taiwanese-Americans who grew up in traditional Taiwanese homes and immigrated to the U.S. Then, he travels to Taiwan to look at the key influences on their lives including one of Taiwan's most famous museums, a train that travels at over 150 miles an hour, big budget martial arts movies, a restaurant that presents dishes based on famous works of Chinese art, and one of the world's greatest choreographers. Burt tries to discover how the early life of these successful people affected the way they think now.

Taiwan - A Sense of Place (Part 4) #1107 [TV-G]
Burt interviews a number of famous Taiwanese-Americans who grew up in traditional Taiwanese homes and immigrated to the U.S. Then, he travels to Taiwan to look at the key influences on their lives including one of Taiwan's most famous museums, a train that travels at over 150 miles an hour, big budget martial arts movies, a restaurant that presents dishes based on famous works of Chinese art, and one of the world's greatest choreographers. Burt tries to discover how the early life of these successful people affected the way they think now.

Closed Captioned Connecting the Dots in America #1108 [TV-G]
In this program, Burt travels across the U.S. talking to people who have made our nation economically stronger - creative entrepreneurs with great imaginations who started small businesses based on their innovative ideas and technology and made fortunes for themselves and the people who helped them get started.

Atlantic Crossing #1201 [TV-G]
Burt's grandmother and her one-year old daughter, Burt's mother, boarded a ship in Hamburg, Germany and immigrated to the United States. To mark this anniversary, Burt and his family sailed back to Europe on Cunard's Queen Mary - same route, different accommodations. This program covers the history of transatlantic passenger ships and introduces you to what it is like today.

Cruising The Rivers of Europe: Amsterdam to Cologne #1202 [TV-G]
During the past decade, cruising the great rivers of Europe has become one of the most popular vacations for American tourists. In this program, Burt introduces you to Amsterdam, tours a museum dedicated to the history of women's handbags, and sails along the Rhine to Cologne.

The Great Rivers of Europe: Cologne to Zell #1203 [TV-G]
Burt sails along the Rhine from Cologne to Rudesheim where he visits a museum dedicated to mechanical musical instruments. Along the way he passes the Lorelei Rock and explains the real story of how it got famous for luring ships into the rocks. Then he visits the city of Zell.

The Great Rivers of Europe: Cochem to Luxembourg #1204 [TV-G]
Burt cruises along the Mosel River with stops in Cochem and Bernkastel in the middle of the Mosel wine region. He also tours the city of Luxembourg and cooks with Lea Linster, one of Europe's leading chefs and a major television personality.

Artcops #1205 [TV-G]
Burt talks about art works that are missing or have been stolen, why they are an important part of our history, and what you can do to help find them and earn millions of dollars in reward money.

The Great Rivers of Europe: Nuremberg to Linz #1206 [TV-G]
Burt starts off in Nuremberg with visits to the 900 year old Imperial Castle, the open farmers' market, and his favorite spice cookie shop. Then he sails to Regensburg to visit the remains of an ancient Roman fort. Next, he cruises through the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey. In Linz, we learn about the Linzertorte and see the world's largest church organ.

The Great Rivers of Europe: Melk to Budapest #1207 [TV-G]
Burt cruises the Wachau Valley, visits Melk Abbey, goes to Vienna for music and pastry, and tours Budapest.

The Great Rivers of France: Lyon to Arles #1208 [TV-G]
Burt tours the ancient city of Lyon, visits the winemakers of Beaujolais, stops at the Pope's Palace in Avignon, and visits the locations in Arles that inspired Van Gogh.

Venice, Italy #1301 [TV-G]
Burt and travel expert Steve Perillo take a water taxi through the canals and visit the Basilica of San Marco and the Bell Tower.

Florence, Italy #1302 [TV-G]
Burt, travel expert Steve Perillo, and Burt's youngest son Nicholas, visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum, find out how product placement influenced the artworks of the Renaissance, and tour the great tourist attractions of the city.

What's Cooking In Rome? #1303 [TV-G]
Burt visits the Coliseum, finds out why the Pantheon was never broken down for its marble, and takes a private tour of the Vatican.

Siena and Assisi, Italy #1304 [TV-G]
Burt visits the Basilica of St. Francis, the great Church in Siena, and tours of one of Italy's most important wineries.

Luzern for Fun and Profit #1305 [TV-G]
Burt explores the beautiful area surrounding the Swiss city of Lucerne and the Rosengart Museum.

Cruising The Adriatic Sea #1306 [TV-G]
Burt sails from Venice to Bari and across the Adriatic Sea to Montenegro. He enters the Mediterranean and cruises to Turkey, Malta, and Sicily.

Hong Kong - Part One #1401 [TV-G]

Hong Kong - Part Two #1402 [TV-G]

Cruising The Rhine - Part One #1403 [TV-G]

Cruising The Rhine - Part Two #1404 [TV-G]

Sailing The Danube #1405 [TV-G]

The Palm Beaches, Florida #1406 [TV-G]

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