Web site: www.burttravels.com
An exploration of 13 major American holidays and gatherings-and the history, folklore, and rituals that have become central to those occasions. The series pays special attention to different ethnic groups and how they have brought their own traditions to the events. Taped on-location throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Asia.
How the Christmas tree came indoors, what the first lady is doing for the holidays, how department stores create their magical windows, and how Santa got into the holiday mix.
- KET2 Wednesday, December 25 at 7:00 pm EST
Kwanzaa runs from December 26 to January 1 and is an opportunity for African Americans to celebrate their roots. Burt visits the epicenter of black culture in the United States by taking a tour of Harlem, with a stop at the Apollo Theater on Amateur Night, and looks at what faith means at Abyssinian Church.
- KET2 Thursday, December 26 at 8:30 am EST
- KET2 Friday, December 27 at 10:30 pm EST
- KET Saturday, December 28 at 2:00 pm EST
New Year's #105
Burt explains why we celebrate the new year on January 1, how noise keeps evil spirits away, what makes a champagne cork pop, and why caviar is acceptable on New Year's Eve but not on New Year's Day.
- KET2 Monday, December 30 at 8:30 am EST
- KET Tuesday, December 31 at midnight EST
- KET Tuesday, December 31 at 4:30 am EST
- KET2 Wednesday, January 1 at 7:00 pm EST
Official web site: www.burttravels.com