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36.3 Siena and Assisi, Italy Burt takes a group of public television viewers on a tour of Assisi and Siena. They visit the Basilica of St. Francis and discover how the paintings of Giotto made a permanent change in the way painters saw the world. They travel on to Siena and visit the great Church and historic attractions of the city. They also have a private tour of one of Italy's most important wineries and a special tasting of the wines of Tuscany. (4 of 6)
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1304 TH 08/07/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Siena and Assisi, Italy Burt takes a group of public television viewers on a tour of Assisi and Siena. They visit the Basilica of St. Francis and discover how the paintings of Giotto made a permanent change in the way painters saw the world. They travel on to Siena and visit the great Church and historic attractions of the city. They also have a private tour of one of Italy's most important wineries and a special tasting of the wines of Tuscany. (4 of 6)
WEB LINK
1304 FR 08/08/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Luzern for Fun and Profit For a while, Burt lived in the Swiss city of Lucerne. The city sits at the end of a great lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains. It is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe, with an amazing number of cultural attractions including the Rosengart Museum with its outstanding collection of works by Picasso. (5 of 6)
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1305 TU 08/12/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Luzern for Fun and Profit For a while, Burt lived in the Swiss city of Lucerne. The city sits at the end of a great lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains. It is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe, with an amazing number of cultural attractions including the Rosengart Museum with its outstanding collection of works by Picasso. (5 of 6)
WEB LINK
1305 WE 08/13/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Venice, Italy Burt and travel expert Steve Perillo tour of Venice, Italy. They take a water taxi through the canals, visit the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge's Palace and the Bell Tower. Burt and Steve stop in for coffee at one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, find out what's cooking in some of the best restaurants and discover the real story behind the founding of the city. (1 of 6)
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1301 TH 08/14/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Venice, Italy Burt and travel expert Steve Perillo tour of Venice, Italy. They take a water taxi through the canals, visit the Basilica of San Marco, the Doge's Palace and the Bell Tower. Burt and Steve stop in for coffee at one of the oldest coffee houses in Europe, find out what's cooking in some of the best restaurants and discover the real story behind the founding of the city. (1 of 6)
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1301 FR 08/15/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Taipei Guided by Taiwan's most famous television cook (the Emeril of the Orient), Burt tours the city's night market. A visit to the traditional shops, and an extraordinary weekend jewelry market. Burt learns how practicing the martial arts can help keep your body young and how the ancient art of Chinese Medicine works. Later, an introduction to the world's most famous Chinese dance group and a television network devoted to Kung Fu puppets. Burt also gets a riverside seat for the annual dragon boat races.
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503 SA 08/16/14 07:30am 00:27:00 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Taipei Guided by Taiwan's most famous television cook (the Emeril of the Orient), Burt tours the city's night market. A visit to the traditional shops, and an extraordinary weekend jewelry market. Burt learns how practicing the martial arts can help keep your body young and how the ancient art of Chinese Medicine works. Later, an introduction to the world's most famous Chinese dance group and a television network devoted to Kung Fu puppets. Burt also gets a riverside seat for the annual dragon boat races.
WEB LINK
503 SA 08/16/14 07:30pm 00:27:00 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Taipei Guided by Taiwan's most famous television cook (the Emeril of the Orient), Burt tours the city's night market. A visit to the traditional shops, and an extraordinary weekend jewelry market. Burt learns how practicing the martial arts can help keep your body young and how the ancient art of Chinese Medicine works. Later, an introduction to the world's most famous Chinese dance group and a television network devoted to Kung Fu puppets. Burt also gets a riverside seat for the annual dragon boat races.
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503 SU 08/17/14 01:30pm 00:27:00 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Florence, Italy Burt, his son Nicholas, and travel expert Steve Perillo spend a week in Florence, learning how to buy gloves that fit properly, who makes the finest jewelry boxes, and the art of coloring marbled paper. They visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and discover why movie stars wore his shoes in their movies. They find out how product placement influenced the artworks of the Renaissance and tour the great tourist attractions of the city. (2 of 6)
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1302 TU 08/19/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Florence, Italy Burt, his son Nicholas, and travel expert Steve Perillo spend a week in Florence, learning how to buy gloves that fit properly, who makes the finest jewelry boxes, and the art of coloring marbled paper. They visit the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum and discover why movie stars wore his shoes in their movies. They find out how product placement influenced the artworks of the Renaissance and tour the great tourist attractions of the city. (2 of 6)
WEB LINK
1302 WE 08/20/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 What's Cooking In Rome? Burt visits the Coliseum and discovers that it had a roof that could be pulled into place during bad weather--2,000 years before the Houston Astrodome. Later, he learns why the Pantheon was never broken down for its marble; looks into the best places for pizza and ice cream; discovers a new hotel in the finest part of town; and takes a private tour of the Vatican, St. Peters and the Sistine Chapel. (3 of 6)
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1303 TH 08/21/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 What's Cooking In Rome? Burt visits the Coliseum and discovers that it had a roof that could be pulled into place during bad weather--2,000 years before the Houston Astrodome. Later, he learns why the Pantheon was never broken down for its marble; looks into the best places for pizza and ice cream; discovers a new hotel in the finest part of town; and takes a private tour of the Vatican, St. Peters and the Sistine Chapel. (3 of 6)
WEB LINK
1303 FR 08/22/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Winter In Valais, Switzerland The most mountainous region in Switzerland, the Valais, has some of the highest peaks in Europe, including the Matterhorn. Since the middle of the 1800s, the snow, the blue skies, and Swiss hospitality have attracted tourists to this area. Burt sees 24 of the world's best snowboarders drop down 10,000 feet of uncharted mountain, traveling along with the Glacier Patrol, as they race across the top of the Swiss Alps. He also learns the art of curling, discovers the secrets of dog-sledding, tends the Dalai Lama's vineyard, and takes a train ride through some of the world's most beautiful country.
WEB LINK
403 SA 08/23/14 06:00am 00:25:17 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Winter In Lake Geneva Region, Switzerland Burt tours one of Europe's finest locations for a family winter holiday. He takes a balloon trip over snow-covered Alps; meets a team of amazing 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 museum for wine lovers, and a restaurant for food lovers.
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402 SA 08/23/14 07:30am 00:27:19 (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 SA 08/23/14 10:00am 00:27:10 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Winter In Valais, Switzerland The most mountainous region in Switzerland, the Valais, has some of the highest peaks in Europe, including the Matterhorn. Since the middle of the 1800s, the snow, the blue skies, and Swiss hospitality have attracted tourists to this area. Burt sees 24 of the world's best snowboarders drop down 10,000 feet of uncharted mountain, traveling along with the Glacier Patrol, as they race across the top of the Swiss Alps. He also learns the art of curling, discovers the secrets of dog-sledding, tends the Dalai Lama's vineyard, and takes a train ride through some of the world's most beautiful country.
WEB LINK
403 SA 08/23/14 06:00pm 00:25:17 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Winter In Lake Geneva Region, Switzerland Burt tours one of Europe's finest locations for a family winter holiday. He takes a balloon trip over snow-covered Alps; meets a team of amazing 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 museum for wine lovers, and a restaurant for food lovers.
WEB LINK
402 SA 08/23/14 07:30pm 00:27:19 (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)
WEB LINK
807 SA 08/23/14 10:00pm 00:27:10 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Winter In Valais, Switzerland The most mountainous region in Switzerland, the Valais, has some of the highest peaks in Europe, including the Matterhorn. Since the middle of the 1800s, the snow, the blue skies, and Swiss hospitality have attracted tourists to this area. Burt sees 24 of the world's best snowboarders drop down 10,000 feet of uncharted mountain, traveling along with the Glacier Patrol, as they race across the top of the Swiss Alps. He also learns the art of curling, discovers the secrets of dog-sledding, tends the Dalai Lama's vineyard, and takes a train ride through some of the world's most beautiful country.
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403 SU 08/24/14 NOON 00:25:17 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Winter In Lake Geneva Region, Switzerland Burt tours one of Europe's finest locations for a family winter holiday. He takes a balloon trip over snow-covered Alps; meets a team of amazing 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 museum for wine lovers, and a restaurant for food lovers.
WEB LINK
402 SU 08/24/14 01:30pm 00:27:19 (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)
WEB LINK
807 SU 08/24/14 04:00pm 00:27:10 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Siena and Assisi, Italy Burt takes a group of public television viewers on a tour of Assisi and Siena. They visit the Basilica of St. Francis and discover how the paintings of Giotto made a permanent change in the way painters saw the world. They travel on to Siena and visit the great Church and historic attractions of the city. They also have a private tour of one of Italy's most important wineries and a special tasting of the wines of Tuscany. (4 of 6)
WEB LINK
1304 TU 08/26/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Siena and Assisi, Italy Burt takes a group of public television viewers on a tour of Assisi and Siena. They visit the Basilica of St. Francis and discover how the paintings of Giotto made a permanent change in the way painters saw the world. They travel on to Siena and visit the great Church and historic attractions of the city. They also have a private tour of one of Italy's most important wineries and a special tasting of the wines of Tuscany. (4 of 6)
WEB LINK
1304 WE 08/27/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Luzern for Fun and Profit For a while, Burt lived in the Swiss city of Lucerne. The city sits at the end of a great lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains. It is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe, with an amazing number of cultural attractions including the Rosengart Museum with its outstanding collection of works by Picasso. (5 of 6)
WEB LINK
1305 TH 08/28/14 10:00pm 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Luzern for Fun and Profit For a while, Burt lived in the Swiss city of Lucerne. The city sits at the end of a great lake surrounded by snow-covered mountains. It is one of the most beautiful settings in Europe, with an amazing number of cultural attractions including the Rosengart Museum with its outstanding collection of works by Picasso. (5 of 6)
WEB LINK
1305 FR 08/29/14 04:00am 00:26:46 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Boston, MA The first residents of Boston arrived in 1630, which gave the city an early start in U.S. history. Burt retraces some of the city's historic sites, and tells what really happened during the midnight ride of Paul Revere. He also visits the first Dunkin Donut shop, to see what their donuts once looked like; tours the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat; learns about the most complex highway construction project ever undertaken in the U.S.; and finds out who's cooking the best lobster, and how. First program in a 6-part season.
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401 TU 09/02/14 10:00pm 00:25:48 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Boston, MA The first residents of Boston arrived in 1630, which gave the city an early start in U.S. history. Burt retraces some of the city's historic sites, and tells what really happened during the midnight ride of Paul Revere. He also visits the first Dunkin Donut shop, to see what their donuts once looked like; tours the world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat; learns about the most complex highway construction project ever undertaken in the U.S.; and finds out who's cooking the best lobster, and how. First program in a 6-part season.
WEB LINK
401 WE 09/03/14 04:00am 00:25:48 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Winter In Lake Geneva Region, Switzerland Burt tours one of Europe's finest locations for a family winter holiday. He takes a balloon trip over snow-covered Alps; meets a team of amazing 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 museum for wine lovers, and a restaurant for food lovers.
WEB LINK
402 TH 09/04/14 10:00pm 00:27:19 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Winter In Lake Geneva Region, Switzerland Burt tours one of Europe's finest locations for a family winter holiday. He takes a balloon trip over snow-covered Alps; meets a team of amazing 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 museum for wine lovers, and a restaurant for food lovers.
WEB LINK
402 FR 09/05/14 04:00am 00:27:19 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Winter In Valais, Switzerland The most mountainous region in Switzerland, the Valais, has some of the highest peaks in Europe, including the Matterhorn. Since the middle of the 1800s, the snow, the blue skies, and Swiss hospitality have attracted tourists to this area. Burt sees 24 of the world's best snowboarders drop down 10,000 feet of uncharted mountain, traveling along with the Glacier Patrol, as they race across the top of the Swiss Alps. He also learns the art of curling, discovers the secrets of dog-sledding, tends the Dalai Lama's vineyard, and takes a train ride through some of the world's most beautiful country.
WEB LINK
403 TU 09/09/14 10:00pm 00:25:17 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Winter In Valais, Switzerland The most mountainous region in Switzerland, the Valais, has some of the highest peaks in Europe, including the Matterhorn. Since the middle of the 1800s, the snow, the blue skies, and Swiss hospitality have attracted tourists to this area. Burt sees 24 of the world's best snowboarders drop down 10,000 feet of uncharted mountain, traveling along with the Glacier Patrol, as they race across the top of the Swiss Alps. He also learns the art of curling, discovers the secrets of dog-sledding, tends the Dalai Lama's vineyard, and takes a train ride through some of the world's most beautiful country.
WEB LINK
403 WE 09/10/14 04:00am 00:25:17 (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 TH 09/11/14 10:00pm 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 FR 09/12/14 04:00am 00:27:43 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Eastern Switzerland One of the best-kept secrets in European travel, Eastern Switzerland is picturesque and uncrowded. Burt visits the finest Baroque abbey in Switzerland, a textile center that still produces some of the best embroidery, and one of the greatest couture houses in Europe. He 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.
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405 TU 09/16/14 10:00pm 00:27:08 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Eastern Switzerland One of the best-kept secrets in European travel, Eastern Switzerland is picturesque and uncrowded. Burt visits the finest Baroque abbey in Switzerland, a textile center that still produces some of the best embroidery, and one of the greatest couture houses in Europe. He 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.
WEB LINK
405 WE 09/17/14 04:00am 00:27:08 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Jungfrau Region, Switzerland In the heart of Switzerland, the Jungfrau region is considered to be one of the most remarkable spots 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 the earth atmosphere; and climbs inside a million-year-old waterfall. Final program of the season.
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406 TH 09/18/14 10:00pm 00:27:27 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Jungfrau Region, Switzerland In the heart of Switzerland, the Jungfrau region is considered to be one of the most remarkable spots 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 the earth atmosphere; and climbs inside a million-year-old waterfall. Final program of the season.
WEB LINK
406 FR 09/19/14 04:00am 00:27:27 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Taiwan 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 the most important temples, find out how the gods direct their future behavior, and discover the secrets of getting the best flavor when you make a cup of tea.
WEB LINK
501 TU 09/23/14 10:00pm 00:26:53 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Taiwan 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 the most important temples, find out how the gods direct their future behavior, and discover the secrets of getting the best flavor when you make a cup of tea.
WEB LINK
501 WE 09/24/14 04:00am 00:26:53 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 The Shrine of Guadalupe Burt goes to Washington, DC to tour the nation's National Shrine, then to Tepeyac, Mexico to join 5 million pilgrims who are taking part in the Feast Day of the patron saint of the Americas. Burt sees how a revered picture--Our Lady of Guadalupe became a symbol of hope and freedom for native Indians of Mexico as well as the Spanish settlers. He discovers the history of Tequila and sits down to a meal of fried ants and grasshoppers.
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502 TH 09/25/14 10:00pm 00:25:40 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 The Shrine of Guadalupe Burt goes to Washington, DC to tour the nation's National Shrine, then to Tepeyac, Mexico to join 5 million pilgrims who are taking part in the Feast Day of the patron saint of the Americas. Burt sees how a revered picture--Our Lady of Guadalupe became a symbol of hope and freedom for native Indians of Mexico as well as the Spanish settlers. He discovers the history of Tequila and sits down to a meal of fried ants and grasshoppers.
WEB LINK
502 FR 09/26/14 04:00am 00:25:40 (RPT) (CC) × ST
36.3 Taipei Guided by Taiwan's most famous television cook (the Emeril of the Orient), Burt tours the city's night market. A visit to the traditional shops, and an extraordinary weekend jewelry market. Burt learns how practicing the martial arts can help keep your body young and how the ancient art of Chinese Medicine works. Later, an introduction to the world's most famous Chinese dance group and a television network devoted to Kung Fu puppets. Burt also gets a riverside seat for the annual dragon boat races.
WEB LINK
503 TU 09/30/14 10:00pm 00:27:00 (RPT) (CC) × ST