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Food and cultures from around the world.
Connecting the Dots in America #1108
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.
- KET2 Sunday, May 12 at 12:30 pm EDT
Siena and Assisi, Italy #1304
Burt visits the Basilica of St. Francis, the great Church in Siena, and tours of one of Italy's most important wineries.
- KET2 Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 pm EDT
- KET Saturday, May 25 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00 pm EDT
What's Cooking In Rome? #1303
Burt visits the Coliseum, finds out why the Pantheon was never broken down for its marble, and takes a private tour of the Vatican.
- KET Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00 pm EDT
Cruising the Danube #801
Burt cruises down the Danube, starting in the Hungarian capital of Budapest.
- KET2 Sunday, May 19 at 12:30 pm EDT
- KET Thursday, June 27 at 10:34 pm EDT
Luzern for Fun and Profit #1305
Burt explores the beautiful area surrounding the Swiss city of Lucerne and the Rosengart Museum.
- KET2 Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 pm EDT
- KET Saturday, June 1 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, July 3 at 7:00 pm EDT
Milan, Italy #802
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, May 26 at 12:30 pm EDT
Cruising The Adriatic Sea #1306
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, May 29 at 7:00 pm EDT
- KET Saturday, June 15 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, July 10 at 7:00 pm EDT
Going Platinum #803
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 2 at 12:30 pm EDT
Venice, Italy #1301
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 5 at 7:00 pm EDT
Rome, Italy #804
A Rome shopping spree takes Burt to international fashion houses, famous Italian tailors, jewelry makers, and great restaurants.
- KET2 Sunday, June 9 at 12:30 pm EDT
Florence, Italy #1302
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 12 at 7:00 pm EDT
What's Cooking in Switzerland #805
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, June 16 at 12:30 pm EDT
Great Hotels of the World (Part 2) #1001
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.
- KET Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, July 17 at 7:00 pm EDT
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, June 23 at 12:30 pm EDT
New York City #1002
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.
- KET Saturday, June 29 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, July 24 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, June 30 at 12:30 pm EDT
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania #1003
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.
- KET Saturday, July 6 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 pm EDT
Hong Kong #808
Chinese music, art, theater, and of course food.
- KET2 Sunday, July 7 at 12:30 pm EDT
Chicago, Illinois #1004
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.
- KET Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 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, July 14 at 12:30 pm EDT
Napa Valley, California #1005
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.
- KET Saturday, July 20 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, August 14 at 7:00 pm EDT
Immigrating to America (Part 2) #810
Burt explores how immigration has created social difficulties while transforming American society and culture.
- KET2 Sunday, July 21 at 12:30 pm EDT
Basque Region, Spain #1006
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.
- KET Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT
Boston, Massachusetts #401
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.
- KET2 Sunday, July 28 at 12:30 pm EDT
Miami, Florida #1007
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.
- KET Saturday, August 3 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT
Winter in Lake Geneva Area, Switzerland #402
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.
- KET2 Sunday, August 4 at 12:30 pm EDT
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.
- KET Saturday, August 10 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm EDT
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.
- KET2 Sunday, August 11 at 12:30 pm EDT
San Francisco, California #1009
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.
- KET Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, September 11, 2013 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.
- KET2 Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 12:30 pm EDT
Springfield, Illinois #1010
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.
- KET Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm EDT
- KET2 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7:00 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.
- KET2 Sunday, August 25, 2013 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.
- KET2 Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 12:30 pm EDT
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