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36.3 Holland The two most powerful forces in the history of Holland are wind and water. For over a thousand years, the people living in this part of the world have had an amazing ability to take advantage of these two forces. Burt explores the use of windmills, Holland's trading empire and how the nation's wealth was used to commission great works of art. Burt also visits the Vincent van Gogh Museum, takes a canal tour, and tastes Amsterdam's famous street foods. (6 of 10)
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806 TU 04/01/14 10:00pm 00:26:53 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Holland The two most powerful forces in the history of Holland are wind and water. For over a thousand years, the people living in this part of the world have had an amazing ability to take advantage of these two forces. Burt explores the use of windmills, Holland's trading empire and how the nation's wealth was used to commission great works of art. Burt also visits the Vincent van Gogh Museum, takes a canal tour, and tastes Amsterdam's famous street foods. (6 of 10)
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806 WE 04/02/14 04:00am 00:26:53 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Alaska Fragments of the earth's crust drifted together to form Alaska, eventually forming the largest state in the United States. It's twice as large as Texas and has fifty percent more coastline than all the states in the lower 48 put together. Burt tours the Red Onion Saloon; rides the White Pass and Yukon Railroad, and checks out 1,500 square miles of ice cap. (7 of 10)
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807 TH 04/03/14 10:00pm 00:27:10 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Alaska Fragments of the earth's crust drifted together to form Alaska, eventually forming the largest state in the United States. It's twice as large as Texas and has fifty percent more coastline than all the states in the lower 48 put together. Burt tours the Red Onion Saloon; rides the White Pass and Yukon Railroad, and checks out 1,500 square miles of ice cap. (7 of 10)
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807 FR 04/04/14 04:00am 00:27:10 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Hong Kong Hong Kong is a small island just off the southern coast of the Chinese mainland. It's a bustling metropolis and one of the world's most important financial centers. It is also a focal point for traditional Chinese history and culture. Burt explores Hong Kong's Chinese music, Chinese art, Chinese theater, and of course, Chinese food. The city's unusual blend of western high-tech with Chinese high-touch has made Hong Kong the most important tourist destination in Asia. (8 of 10)
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808 TU 04/08/14 10:00pm 00:26:41 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Hong Kong Hong Kong is a small island just off the southern coast of the Chinese mainland. It's a bustling metropolis and one of the world's most important financial centers. It is also a focal point for traditional Chinese history and culture. Burt explores Hong Kong's Chinese music, Chinese art, Chinese theater, and of course, Chinese food. The city's unusual blend of western high-tech with Chinese high-touch has made Hong Kong the most important tourist destination in Asia. (8 of 10)
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808 WE 04/09/14 04:00am 00:26:41 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Immigrating to America, I Each year the United States grants permanent residency to more immigrants than all the other nations of the world combined. Most people believe that with hard work and determination they will end up with a better life---more money and more freedom. Burt explores the history of immigration in America, and learns how almost everyone in the U.S. is either an immigrant or descendent of an immigrant. (9 of 10)
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809 TH 04/10/14 10:00pm 00:25:01 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Immigrating to America, I Each year the United States grants permanent residency to more immigrants than all the other nations of the world combined. Most people believe that with hard work and determination they will end up with a better life---more money and more freedom. Burt explores the history of immigration in America, and learns how almost everyone in the U.S. is either an immigrant or descendent of an immigrant. (9 of 10)
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809 FR 04/11/14 04:00am 00:25:01 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Immigrating to America, II Burt explores how immigration has created social difficulties and also produced a new vitality. He examines how immigration has transformed American society and culture, and learns that diversity, as well as unity, is a source of our national strength. (10 of 10)
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810 TU 04/15/14 10:00pm 00:25:04 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Immigrating to America, II Burt explores how immigration has created social difficulties and also produced a new vitality. He examines how immigration has transformed American society and culture, and learns that diversity, as well as unity, is a source of our national strength. (10 of 10)
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810 WE 04/16/14 04:00am 00:25:04 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Luzern, Switzerland Burt takes a lake steamer to the foot of Mount Pilatus and rides the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to the top of a 7,000 foot peak for some of the most impressive views of Switzerland. The he visits the Lion Monument that honors the Swiss Guards who died defending the King of France in 1792. He walks across the Chapel Bridge that was constructed in the first half of the 14th century, and tours the Jesuit Church--the first large scale Baroque church in Switzerland which was constructed in 1666.
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1101 TH 04/17/14 10:00pm 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Luzern, Switzerland Burt takes a lake steamer to the foot of Mount Pilatus and rides the steepest cogwheel railway in the world to the top of a 7,000 foot peak for some of the most impressive views of Switzerland. The he visits the Lion Monument that honors the Swiss Guards who died defending the King of France in 1792. He walks across the Chapel Bridge that was constructed in the first half of the 14th century, and tours the Jesuit Church--the first large scale Baroque church in Switzerland which was constructed in 1666.
WEB LINK
1101 FR 04/18/14 04:00am 00:26:45 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Touring Ireland 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.
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1102 TU 04/22/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Touring Ireland 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.
WEB LINK
1102 WE 04/23/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Burt Wolf's Family Vacation Burt and his family visit Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic and Leukerbad in Switzerland.
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1103 TH 04/24/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Burt Wolf's Family Vacation Burt and his family visit Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic and Leukerbad in Switzerland.
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1103 FR 04/25/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 German Immigration to the U.S. The greatest numbers of people to immigrate to America were from Germany. Today, over 60 million Americans consider themselves of German descent. Burt visits Germany to take a look at who they were and where they came from.
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1104 TU 04/29/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 German Immigration to the U.S. The greatest numbers of people to immigrate to America were from Germany. Today, over 60 million Americans consider themselves of German descent. Burt visits Germany to take a look at who they were and where they came from.
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1104 WE 04/30/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 What Are They Eating in the Photograph Burt examines famous photographs that have something to do with eating and drinking. Burt, Jeff Rosenheim-curator of photograph at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Andy Smith-the editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, and Kathryn Howard Oremland-a graduate of Sotheby's Institute of Art explain why each photograph is important, and the history and significance of the gastronomic elements.
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1105 TH 05/01/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 What Are They Eating in the Photograph Burt examines famous photographs that have something to do with eating and drinking. Burt, Jeff Rosenheim-curator of photograph at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Andy Smith-the editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, and Kathryn Howard Oremland-a graduate of Sotheby's Institute of Art explain why each photograph is important, and the history and significance of the gastronomic elements.
WEB LINK
1105 FR 05/02/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Yucatan, Mexico The Yucatan peninsula, on the east coast of Mexico, juts out into the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf. It is home to the most impressive concentration of Mayan ruins. Burt goes to Uxmal, the intellectual and cultural center of the Maya, and tells 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 flamingoes pink.
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404 SA 05/03/14 05:00am 00:27:43 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Yucatan, Mexico The Yucatan peninsula, on the east coast of Mexico, juts out into the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf. It is home to the most impressive concentration of Mayan ruins. Burt goes to Uxmal, the intellectual and cultural center of the Maya, and tells 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 flamingoes pink.
WEB LINK
404 SA 05/03/14 05:00pm 00:27:43 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Yucatan, Mexico The Yucatan peninsula, on the east coast of Mexico, juts out into the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf. It is home to the most impressive concentration of Mayan ruins. Burt goes to Uxmal, the intellectual and cultural center of the Maya, and tells 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 flamingoes pink.
WEB LINK
404 SU 05/04/14 11:00am 00:27:43 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Taiwan - A Sense of Place - Part Three Burt interviews a number of famous Taiwanese-Americans who grew up in traditional Taiwanese homes and immigrated to the United States, including an internet billionaire, a top Hollywood director, and a man who builds 6 million bicycles every year. In Taiwan, Burt visits famous museums, goes a train that travels at over 150 miles an hour, and visits a restaurant that presents dishes based on famous works of Chinese art.
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1106 TU 05/06/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Taiwan - A Sense of Place - Part Three Burt interviews a number of famous Taiwanese-Americans who grew up in traditional Taiwanese homes and immigrated to the United States, including an internet billionaire, a top Hollywood director, and a man who builds 6 million bicycles every year. In Taiwan, Burt visits famous museums, goes a train that travels at over 150 miles an hour, and visits a restaurant that presents dishes based on famous works of Chinese art.
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1106 WE 05/07/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Taiwan - A Sense of Place - Part Four Burt interviews a number of famous Taiwanese-Americans who grew up in traditional Taiwanese homes and immigrated to the United States, including an internet billionaire, a top Hollywood director, and a man who builds 6 million bicycles every year. Then, Burt 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.
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1107 TH 05/08/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Taiwan - A Sense of Place - Part Four Burt interviews a number of famous Taiwanese-Americans who grew up in traditional Taiwanese homes and immigrated to the United States, including an internet billionaire, a top Hollywood director, and a man who builds 6 million bicycles every year. Then, Burt 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.
WEB LINK
1107 FR 05/09/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Connecting The Dots In America 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 made fortunes for themselves and the people who helped them get started.
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1108 TU 05/13/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Connecting The Dots In America 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 made fortunes for themselves and the people who helped them get started.
WEB LINK
1108 WE 05/14/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Atlantic Crossing In 1911, Burt's grandmother and her one-year old daughter, Burt's mother, boarded a ship in Hamburg, Germany and immigrated to the United States. To mark this anniversary, Burt and his family sailed back to Europe on Cunard's Queen Mary--same route, different accommodations. This program covers the history of transatlantic passenger ships and introduces you to what it is like today.
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1201 TH 05/15/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Atlantic Crossing In 1911, Burt's grandmother and her one-year old daughter, Burt's mother, boarded a ship in Hamburg, Germany and immigrated to the United States. To mark this anniversary, Burt and his family sailed back to Europe on Cunard's Queen Mary--same route, different accommodations. This program covers the history of transatlantic passenger ships and introduces you to what it is like today.
WEB LINK
1201 FR 05/16/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Cruising The Rivers of Europe: Amsterdam to Cologn During the past decade, cruising the great rivers of Europe has become one of the most popular vacations for American tourists. Burt introduces Amsterdam, tours a museum dedicated to the history of women's handbags, and sails along the Rhine to Cologne.
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1202 TU 05/20/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Cruising The Rivers of Europe: Amsterdam to Cologn During the past decade, cruising the great rivers of Europe has become one of the most popular vacations for American tourists. Burt introduces Amsterdam, tours a museum dedicated to the history of women's handbags, and sails along the Rhine to Cologne.
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1202 WE 05/21/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 The Great Rivers of Europe: Cologne to Zell 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. In Zell, the mayor and his band lead visitors in a parade through the streets of the town to a wine cellar underneath one of the government buildings.
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1203 TH 05/22/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 The Great Rivers of Europe: Cologne to Zell 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. In Zell, the mayor and his band lead visitors in a parade through the streets of the town to a wine cellar underneath one of the government buildings.
WEB LINK
1203 FR 05/23/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 The Great Rivers of Europe: Cochem to Luxembourg Burt cruises along the Mosel River with stops in Cochem and Bernkastel in the middle of the Mosel wine region. He tours the city of Luxembourg and cooks with Lea Linster, one of Europe's leading chefs and a major television personality.
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1204 TU 05/27/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 The Great Rivers of Europe: Cochem to Luxembourg Burt cruises along the Mosel River with stops in Cochem and Bernkastel in the middle of the Mosel wine region. He tours the city of Luxembourg and cooks with Lea Linster, one of Europe's leading chefs and a major television personality.
WEB LINK
1204 WE 05/28/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Artcops After visiting many museums and galleries, Burt has become aware of the extraordinary amount of great art that had been stolen--over 6 billion dollars worth each year. Burt learns about some of the works that are missing, 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.
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1205 TH 05/29/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Artcops After visiting many museums and galleries, Burt has become aware of the extraordinary amount of great art that had been stolen--over 6 billion dollars worth each year. Burt learns about some of the works that are missing, 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.
WEB LINK
1205 FR 05/30/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST