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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.

  • KET Saturday, November 21 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed Captioned Taiwan #501 [TV-G]
The island of Taiwan, just off the coast of mainland China, has held on to most of the ancient principles of Chinese culture while incorporating the most modern aspects of Western society. Burt visits temples, learns about traditional religious beliefs, and discovers the secrets of making the perfect cup of tea.

  • KET2 Sunday, November 22 at 12:30 pm EST
  • KET Saturday, January 9 at 1:00 pm EST

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 Thursday, November 26 at 6:00 pm EST

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 Thursday, December 10 at 6:00 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.

  • KET Saturday, December 12 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed Captioned Mexico City #504 [TV-G]
Burt goes to Guadalupe, Mexico to uncover the story of Juan Diego and the patron saint of Mexico, discovering how Christian groups separated themselves from Jews during the first century after Christ. In Spain, he takes part in Seville's Holy Week processions and learns that Baroque churches were built to save Catholicism. He also explores two of the most revered things in Mexico: Our Lady of Guadalupe and the national lottery.

  • KET2 Sunday, December 13 at 12:30 pm EST
  • KET Saturday, January 30 at 1:00 pm EST

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 Thursday, December 17 at 6:00 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.

  • KET Saturday, December 19 at 1:00 pm EST

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, December 20 at 12:30 pm EST
  • KET Saturday, February 6 at 1:00 pm EST

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.

  • KET Saturday, December 26 at 1:00 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.

  • KET2 Sunday, December 27 at 12:30 pm EST
  • KET Saturday, February 13 at 1:00 pm EST

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 Thursday, December 31 at 6:00 pm EST

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.

  • KET Saturday, January 2 at 1:00 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.

  • KET2 Sunday, January 3 at 12:30 pm EST
  • KET Saturday, February 20 at 1:00 pm EST

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 Thursday, January 7 at 6:00 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.

  • KET2 Sunday, January 10 at 12:30 pm EST
  • KET Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm EST

Closed Captioned The Shrine of Guadalupe #502 [TV-G]
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.

  • KET Saturday, January 16 at 1:00 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.

  • KET2 Sunday, January 17 at 12:30 pm EST

Closed Captioned Taipei #503 [TV-G]
Taiwan's most famous television cook shows Burt around Taipei's night market. After more shopping at traditional shops and a weekend jewelry market, Burt learns how practicing the martial arts can help keep the body young, explores ancient Chinese medicine, meets a Chinese dance group, and visits a television network devoted to kung fu puppets. He also has a riverside seat for the annual dragon boat races.

  • KET Saturday, January 23 at 1:00 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.

  • KET2 Sunday, January 24 at 12:30 pm EST
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