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Food and cultures from around the world.
Winter in Valais, Switzerland #403
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.
- KET Saturday, July 26 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, August 6 at 7:00 pm EDT
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 at 12:30 pm EDT
The Shrine of Guadalupe #502
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.
- KET2 Wednesday, July 30 at 7:00 pm EDT
Yucatán, Mexico #404
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.
- KET Saturday, August 2 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, August 13 at 7:00 pm EDT
Hong Kong #808
Chinese music, art, theater, and of course food.
- KET2 Sunday, August 3 at 12:30 pm EDT
Eastern Switzerland #405
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.
- KET Saturday, August 9 at 2:00 pm EDT
Immigrating to America (Part 1) #809
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 at 12:30 pm EDT
Jungfrau Region, Switzerland #406
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.
- KET Saturday, August 16 at 2:00 pm EDT
Immigrating to America (Part 2) #810
Burt explores how immigration has created social difficulties while transforming American society and culture.
- KET2 Sunday, August 17 at 12:30 pm EDT
The History and Science of Shopping #505
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 Wednesday, August 20 at 7:00 pm EDT
Luzern, Switzerland #1101
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.
- KET Saturday, August 23 at 2:00 pm EDT
Atlantic Crossing #1201
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.
- KET2 Sunday, August 24 at 12:30 pm EDT
The Future of Shopping #506
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 Wednesday, August 27 at 7:00 pm EDT
Touring Ireland #1102
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.
- KET Saturday, August 30 at 2:00 pm EDT
Cruising The Rivers of Europe: Amsterdam to Cologne #1202
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.
- KET2 Sunday, August 31 at 12:30 pm EDT
The Shrine at Czestochowa, Poland #507
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 Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00 pm EDT
Burt Wolf's Family Vacation #1103
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 â the capital of the Czech Republic and Leukerbad in Switzerland.
- KET Saturday, September 6 at 2:00 pm EDT
The Great Rivers of Europe: Cologne to Zell #1203
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.
- KET2 Sunday, September 7 at 12:30 pm EDT
- KET2 Thursday, September 11 at 6:00 pm EDT
German Immigration to the U.S. #1104
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.
- KET Saturday, September 13 at 2:00 pm EDT
The Great Rivers of Europe: Cochem to Luxembourg #1204
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.
- KET2 Sunday, September 14 at 12:30 pm EDT
- KET2 Thursday, September 18 at 6:00 pm EDT
What Are They Eating in the Photograph #1105
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.
- KET Saturday, September 20 at 2:00 pm EDT
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.
- KET2 Sunday, September 21 at 12:30 pm EDT
- KET2 Thursday, September 25 at 6:00 pm EDT
The Great Rivers of Europe: Nuremberg to Linz #1206
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.
- KET2 Sunday, September 28 at 12:30 pm EDT
- KET2 Thursday, October 2 at 6:00 pm EDT
The Great Rivers of Europe: Melk to Budapest #1207
Burt cruises the Wachau Valley, visits Melk Abbey, goes to Vienna for music and pastry, and tours Budapest.
- KET2 Sunday, October 5 at 12:30 pm EDT
- KET2 Thursday, October 9 at 6:00 pm EDT
The Great Rivers of France: Lyon to Arles #1208
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.
- KET2 Sunday, October 12 at 12:30 pm EDT
- KET2 Thursday, October 16 at 6:00 pm EDT
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