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Food and cultures from around the world.

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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 Wednesday, August 27 at 7:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET Saturday, August 30 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, August 31 at 12:30 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 Wednesday, September 3 at 7:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET Saturday, September 6 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

  • 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 [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.

  • KET Saturday, September 13 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

  • 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 [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.

  • KET Saturday, September 20 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

  • 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 [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.

  • KET2 Sunday, September 28 at 12:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, October 2 at 6:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET Saturday, October 4 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, October 5 at 12:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, October 9 at 6:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET Saturday, October 11 at 2:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET2 Sunday, October 12 at 12:30 pm EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, October 16 at 6:00 pm EDT

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.

  • KET Saturday, October 18 at 2:00 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 Sunday, October 19 at 12:30 pm EDT
  • KET Saturday, October 25 at 2:00 pm EDT

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

  • KET2 Thursday, October 23 at 6:00 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 Sunday, October 26 at 12:30 pm EST
  • KET Saturday, November 1 at 2:00 pm EST

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 Thursday, October 30 at 6:00 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, November 2 at 12:30 pm EST
  • KET Saturday, November 8 at 2:00 pm EST

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 Thursday, November 6 at 6:00 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, November 9 at 12:30 pm EST
  • KET Saturday, November 15 at 2:00 pm EST

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 Thursday, November 13 at 6:00 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, November 16 at 12:30 pm EST
  • KET Saturday, November 22 at 2:00 pm EST

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 Thursday, November 20 at 6:00 pm EST
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