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Food and cultures from around the world.

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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.

  • KET Saturday, April 19 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, April 20 at 12:30 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 pm EDT
  • KET Saturday, May 24 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, April 27 at 12:30 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, April 30 at 7:00 pm EDT
  • KET Saturday, May 31 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET Saturday, May 3 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, May 4 at 12:30 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, May 7 at 7:00 pm EDT
  • KET Saturday, June 7 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET Saturday, May 10 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, May 11 at 12:30 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, May 14 at 7:00 pm EDT
  • KET Saturday, June 14 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET Saturday, May 17 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, May 18 at 12:30 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, May 21 at 7:00 pm EDT
  • KET Saturday, June 21 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, May 25 at 12:30 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, May 28 at 7:00 pm EDT
  • KET Saturday, June 28 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

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

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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, June 4 at 7:00 pm EDT
  • KET Saturday, July 5 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

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

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.

  • KET2 Wednesday, June 11 at 7:00 pm EDT

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

  • KET2 Sunday, June 15 at 12:30 pm EDT

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 Wednesday, June 18 at 7:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, June 22 at 12:30 pm EDT

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 Wednesday, June 25 at 7:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, June 29 at 12:30 pm EDT

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 Wednesday, July 2 at 7:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, July 6 at 12:30 pm EDT

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

  • KET2 Wednesday, July 9 at 7:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, July 13 at 12:30 pm EDT

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 Wednesday, July 16 at 7:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, July 20 at 12:30 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 12:30 pm EDT

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

  • KET2 Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 12:30 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm EDT

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

  • KET2 Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 12:30 pm EDT
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