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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.

  • KET Saturday, February 6 at 1:00 pm EST

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, February 7 at 12:30 pm EST

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.

  • KET Saturday, February 13 at 1:00 pm EST

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, February 14 at 12:30 pm EST

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.

  • KET Saturday, February 20 at 1:00 pm EST

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, February 21 at 12:30 pm EST

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.

  • KET Saturday, February 27 at 1:00 pm EST

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

  • KET2 Sunday, February 28 at 12:30 pm EST

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.

  • KET Saturday, March 26 at 1:00 pm EST

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, March 27 at 12:30 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, March 31 at 6:00 pm EST

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.

  • KET Saturday, April 2 at 1:00 pm EST

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

  • KET2 Sunday, April 3 at 12:30 pm EDT

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

  • KET2 Sunday, April 10 at 12:30 pm EDT

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

  • KET2 Sunday, April 17 at 12:30 pm EDT

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

  • KET2 Sunday, April 24 at 12:30 pm EDT

Sailing The Danube #1405 [TV-G]

  • KET2 Sunday, May 1 at 12:30 pm EDT

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

  • KET2 Sunday, May 8 at 12:30 pm EDT
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