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Food and cultures from around the world.

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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

Closed Captioned Boston, Massachusetts #401 [TV-G]
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.

  • KET Saturday, January 3 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Sunday, January 4 at 12:30 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.

  • KET2 Thursday, January 8 at 6:00 pm EST

Closed Captioned Winter in Lake Geneva Area, Switzerland #402 [TV-G]
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.

  • KET Saturday, January 10 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Sunday, January 11 at 12:30 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.

  • KET2 Thursday, January 15 at 6:00 pm EST

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.

  • KET Saturday, January 17 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Sunday, January 18 at 12:30 pm EST

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

  • KET2 Thursday, January 22 at 6:00 pm EST

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.

  • KET Saturday, January 24 at 2:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Sunday, January 25 at 12:30 pm EST

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 Thursday, January 29 at 6:00 pm EST

Closed Captioned Eastern Switzerland #405 [TV-G]
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, January 31 at 2:00 pm EST

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 Thursday, February 5 at 6:00 pm EST

Closed Captioned Jungfrau Region, Switzerland #406 [TV-G]
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, February 7 at 2:00 pm EST
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