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Ch. Title Description # Day Date Time Length RPT CC DVS AD MD
10.1 Globe Trekker Food Hour: Story of Tea Trekkers Rosie, Peter, Bobby, Merrilees, Megan, Holly and Ben uncover the story of how tea spread from China to capture the taste of the world. They visit Southeast China, Japan, Taiwan, England, Bangladesh, India, Morocco and Myanmar to provide historical context, a look at cultural traditions and rituals, and what the future holds for this popular beverage. (8 of 30)
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1308 SU 09/07/14 11:30pm 00:56:42 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 Indonesia: Java & Sumatra Megan explores two of the 11,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago. Starting in Jakarta, she learns about shadow puppets, Java's most famous art form, and visits the old Dutch trading schooners. From there she climbs the famous Krakatoa volcano and goes diving in the waters nearby. After visiting the world-famous Boroubudur Temple, Megan travels to Sumatra, learning the ancient art of batik from the people who invented it. She visits the island of Nias, home to ancient Stone-Age culture and some of the best surfing in the world. She ends her trip in the orangutan preserve of Gunung Lenser Park. (6 of 30)
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1306 SU 09/14/14 10:59pm 00:57:38 (RPT) (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 East Texas Zay takes roping lessons and experiences the famous Gun Show in Ft. Worth, visits the Book Depository with an eyewitness to the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, travels to the oil fields in Kilgore, stops at the Huntsville State Penitentiary, tours the Johnson Space Center with Alan Bean in Houston and celebrates the 4th of July in Chappell Hill. (3 of 30)
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1303 SU 09/21/14 10:59pm 00:57:31 (RPT) (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 London City Guide 2 Brianna embarks on her tour of London at Buckingham Palace. She heads over to the National Gallery, checks out the fashionable Spitalfields Market, tours the street art scene, visits the finest shops in to Mayfair and bikes from Regent's Park to the Olympic Stadium. She takes a daytrip to Oxford for a tour of Christchurch, the largest of all the Oxford colleges. Back in London, Brianna speeds off along the Thames River to Greenwich for a look at the Royal Naval College and the National Maritime Museum, then pops over to the Tate Modern, visits stately Cliveden House and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. (4 of 30)
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1304 SU 09/28/14 11:00pm 00:56:14 (RPT) (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 Honduras and El Salvador Brianna explores Honduras and El Salvador, two of Central America's most rewarding destinations. In Honduras, she swims with dolphins, spends the day at a banana plantation, visits the Mayan ruins of Copan and learns how to roll cigars in Santa Rosa de Copan. In El Salvador, where she climbs the Izalco volcano, treks through waterfalls in El Imposible National Park, visits with a former guerrilla commander at the Guazapa volcano, enjoys a rodeo fiesta in San Luis del Carmen and ascends the still-active Santa Ana volcano, the highest in the country. (19 of 30)
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1319 SU 10/05/14 11:00pm 00:56:45 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 Midwest U.S.A. Justine travels to Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and Wisconsin, known as "America's Cereal Bowl". She finds a beautiful land of miles-long lakes and mountains, lumberjacks and Native American tribes; strange, experimental aircraft and Harley Davidsons; Mark Twain; and the world's first McDonald's. And that's all before she visits the metropolises of Chicago and Detroit with their fascinating history of gangsters, Motown music and automobiles. (20 of 30)
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1320 SU 10/12/14 11:00pm 00:56:56 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 Central America: Costa Rica & Nicaragua Neil visits the Costa Rican capital of San Jose, where he gets caught up in election fever, samples traditional cuisine and visits volunteers trying to combat poverty in the city. He cruises to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and encounters tarantulas, deadly snakes and rare birds before arriving at Volcan Arenal, where he relaxes in the hot springs. In Liberia, he attends a bull fiesta where tries his hand at being a cowboy. He crosses the border into Nicaragua and stops at El Castillo, site of the only castle in Central America. Neil plays baseball on the island of Mancarron, rolls cigars in Granada and explores Managua, site of the devastating earthquake. He ends his trip at the Volcan Masaya, known by the Indians as the "land of the gods" and by the Spanish as "the mouth of Hell". (21 of 30)
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1321 SU 10/19/14 11:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
10.1 Switzerland Brianna observes cutting-edge scientific discoveries in Geneva, visits Charlie Chaplin's house in the lakeside town of Vevey, golfs in Riederalp, hikes the gruelling Gemmi Pass, acts out the story of William Tell in Interlaken and tours the Einstein Museum in Bern. Other highlights include a tour of the military fortresses along Lake Lucerne, a trip through the Gotthard Pass, a journey on the Glacier Express, an alpine beard competition in Chur, a look at the banking industry in Zurich and herding cattle with the yodelling farmers in Appenzell. (22 of 30)
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1322 SU 10/26/14 11:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Globe Trekker Food Hour: Story of Tea 1308 SU 09/07/14 11:30pm 00:56:42 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Indonesia: Java & Sumatra 1306 SU 09/14/14 11:00pm 00:57:38 (RPT) (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 East Texas 1303 SU 09/21/14 10:59pm 00:57:31 (RPT) (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 London City Guide 2 1304 SU 09/28/14 11:00pm 00:56:14 (RPT) (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Honduras and El Salvador 1319 SU 10/05/14 11:00pm 00:56:45 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Midwest U.S.A. 1320 SU 10/12/14 11:00pm 00:56:56 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Central America: Costa Rica & Nicaragua 1321 SU 10/19/14 11:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.2 Switzerland 1322 SU 10/26/14 11:00pm 00:56:46 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Myanmar Megan visits Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Next she visits Inle Lake and then heads to the Shan Palace in the town of Hsipaw, where she uncovers a centuries-old tribal rivalry. Megan takes the train to Mandalay and visits the golden Mahamuni Buddha and to tries her hand at puppetry. Megan's last stop is the Rahkine State where she boards a boat to Ngapali Beach, the ultimate beach destination. (1 of 30)
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1301 FR 09/26/14 08:00am 00:58:03 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Myanmar Megan visits Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in Myanmar. Next she visits Inle Lake and then heads to the Shan Palace in the town of Hsipaw, where she uncovers a centuries-old tribal rivalry. Megan takes the train to Mandalay and visits the golden Mahamuni Buddha and to tries her hand at puppetry. Megan's last stop is the Rahkine State where she boards a boat to Ngapali Beach, the ultimate beach destination. (1 of 30)
WEB LINK
1301 FR 09/26/14 02:00pm 00:58:03 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails Merrilees, Padma, Tyler and Peter travel the world to see how control of the spice trails has made great cities and destroyed ancient civilizations. They travel from the Molucca Islands of Indonesia, the original home of cloves and nutmeg, to the Indian province of Kerala, with its native pepper and cardamom. Leaving behind Sri Lanka's sublime cinnamon, they cross the oceans on Arab dhows, Chinese treasure junks and Portuguese caravels, in search of the world's flavor. Other stops along the trail include Venice, Beirut, Cairo, China, Spain and the Caribbean. They learn about spice blends that define the great cuisines of the world, including Jamaican jerk seasoning, Indian garam masala, Chinese 5-spice powder and Middle Eastern harissa. (2 of 30)
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1302 MO 09/29/14 08:00am 00:57:32 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Globe Trekker Food Hour: Spice Trails Merrilees, Padma, Tyler and Peter travel the world to see how control of the spice trails has made great cities and destroyed ancient civilizations. They travel from the Molucca Islands of Indonesia, the original home of cloves and nutmeg, to the Indian province of Kerala, with its native pepper and cardamom. Leaving behind Sri Lanka's sublime cinnamon, they cross the oceans on Arab dhows, Chinese treasure junks and Portuguese caravels, in search of the world's flavor. Other stops along the trail include Venice, Beirut, Cairo, China, Spain and the Caribbean. They learn about spice blends that define the great cuisines of the world, including Jamaican jerk seasoning, Indian garam masala, Chinese 5-spice powder and Middle Eastern harissa. (2 of 30)
WEB LINK
1302 MO 09/29/14 02:00pm 00:57:32 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 East Texas Zay takes roping lessons and experiences the famous Gun Show in Ft. Worth, visits the Book Depository with an eyewitness to the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, travels to the oil fields in Kilgore, stops at the Huntsville State Penitentiary, tours the Johnson Space Center with Alan Bean in Houston and celebrates the 4th of July in Chappell Hill. (3 of 30)
WEB LINK
1303 FR 10/03/14 08:00am 00:57:31 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 East Texas Zay takes roping lessons and experiences the famous Gun Show in Ft. Worth, visits the Book Depository with an eyewitness to the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, travels to the oil fields in Kilgore, stops at the Huntsville State Penitentiary, tours the Johnson Space Center with Alan Bean in Houston and celebrates the 4th of July in Chappell Hill. (3 of 30)
WEB LINK
1303 FR 10/03/14 02:00pm 00:57:31 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 London City Guide 2 Brianna embarks on her tour of London at Buckingham Palace. She heads over to the National Gallery, checks out the fashionable Spitalfields Market, tours the street art scene, visits the finest shops in to Mayfair and bikes from Regent's Park to the Olympic Stadium. She takes a daytrip to Oxford for a tour of Christchurch, the largest of all the Oxford colleges. Back in London, Brianna speeds off along the Thames River to Greenwich for a look at the Royal Naval College and the National Maritime Museum, then pops over to the Tate Modern, visits stately Cliveden House and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. (4 of 30)
WEB LINK
1304 MO 10/06/14 08:00am 00:56:14 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 London City Guide 2 Brianna embarks on her tour of London at Buckingham Palace. She heads over to the National Gallery, checks out the fashionable Spitalfields Market, tours the street art scene, visits the finest shops in to Mayfair and bikes from Regent's Park to the Olympic Stadium. She takes a daytrip to Oxford for a tour of Christchurch, the largest of all the Oxford colleges. Back in London, Brianna speeds off along the Thames River to Greenwich for a look at the Royal Naval College and the National Maritime Museum, then pops over to the Tate Modern, visits stately Cliveden House and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. (4 of 30)
WEB LINK
1304 MO 10/06/14 02:00pm 00:56:14 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Great Australian Hikes Zay embarks on five of Australia's greatest hikes: Mount Bishop and Clerk in Maria Island, the six foot track in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Mount Gower on Lord Howe Island and Lamington National Park in Queensland. He encounters the country's exotic wildlife and experiences the most spectacular views through the country's most historic regions. (5 of 30)
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1305 FR 10/10/14 08:00am 00:55:20 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Great Australian Hikes Zay embarks on five of Australia's greatest hikes: Mount Bishop and Clerk in Maria Island, the six foot track in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Mount Gower on Lord Howe Island and Lamington National Park in Queensland. He encounters the country's exotic wildlife and experiences the most spectacular views through the country's most historic regions. (5 of 30)
WEB LINK
1305 FR 10/10/14 02:00pm 00:55:20 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Indonesia: Java & Sumatra Megan explores two of the 11,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago. Starting in Jakarta, she learns about shadow puppets, Java's most famous art form, and visits the old Dutch trading schooners. From there she climbs the famous Krakatoa volcano and goes diving in the waters nearby. After visiting the world-famous Boroubudur Temple, Megan travels to Sumatra, learning the ancient art of batik from the people who invented it. She visits the island of Nias, home to ancient Stone-Age culture and some of the best surfing in the world. She ends her trip in the orangutan preserve of Gunung Lenser Park. (6 of 30)
WEB LINK
1306 MO 10/13/14 08:00am 00:57:38 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Indonesia: Java & Sumatra Megan explores two of the 11,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago. Starting in Jakarta, she learns about shadow puppets, Java's most famous art form, and visits the old Dutch trading schooners. From there she climbs the famous Krakatoa volcano and goes diving in the waters nearby. After visiting the world-famous Boroubudur Temple, Megan travels to Sumatra, learning the ancient art of batik from the people who invented it. She visits the island of Nias, home to ancient Stone-Age culture and some of the best surfing in the world. She ends her trip in the orangutan preserve of Gunung Lenser Park. (6 of 30)
WEB LINK
1306 MO 10/13/14 02:00pm 00:57:38 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Central Japan Megan's journey begins in Kyoto, where she explores the city's best flea market, meditates with a Buddhist monk, is entertained by geishas at a banquet and visits both the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine and the Toji Buddhist Temple, a World Heritage site. In Osaka, she visits a Cat Cafe and the Kidzania theme park. She travels to the home of the Ninja at Iga-Ueno, visits the site of a famous Samurai battle in Sekigahara, sails to the remote island of Sado and witnesses the dramatic Nada Fighting Festival in Himeji.(7 of 30)
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1307 FR 10/17/14 08:00am 00:57:21 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Central Japan Megan's journey begins in Kyoto, where she explores the city's best flea market, meditates with a Buddhist monk, is entertained by geishas at a banquet and visits both the Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine and the Toji Buddhist Temple, a World Heritage site. In Osaka, she visits a Cat Cafe and the Kidzania theme park. She travels to the home of the Ninja at Iga-Ueno, visits the site of a famous Samurai battle in Sekigahara, sails to the remote island of Sado and witnesses the dramatic Nada Fighting Festival in Himeji.(7 of 30)
WEB LINK
1307 FR 10/17/14 02:00pm 00:57:21 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Globe Trekker Food Hour: Story of Tea Trekkers Rosie, Peter, Bobby, Merrilees, Megan, Holly and Ben uncover the story of how tea spread from China to capture the taste of the world. They visit Southeast China, Japan, Taiwan, England, Bangladesh, India, Morocco and Myanmar to provide historical context, a look at cultural traditions and rituals, and what the future holds for this popular beverage. (8 of 30)
WEB LINK
1308 MO 10/20/14 08:00am 00:56:42 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Globe Trekker Food Hour: Story of Tea Trekkers Rosie, Peter, Bobby, Merrilees, Megan, Holly and Ben uncover the story of how tea spread from China to capture the taste of the world. They visit Southeast China, Japan, Taiwan, England, Bangladesh, India, Morocco and Myanmar to provide historical context, a look at cultural traditions and rituals, and what the future holds for this popular beverage. (8 of 30)
WEB LINK
1308 MO 10/20/14 02:00pm 00:56:42 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Around The World: Across America: Route 66 & Beyon Justine takes a road trip west across the United States, starting in Washington, DC. She follows the Blue Ridge Parkway to Nashville and Memphis, birthplaces of American country and soul. After a brief countryside respite in Arkansas, Justine hits the legendary Route 66 from Oklahoma to Arizona, where she visits the world's best-preserved meteor crater. (9 of 30)
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1309 FR 10/24/14 08:00am 00:56:05 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Around The World: Across America: Route 66 & Beyon Justine takes a road trip west across the United States, starting in Washington, DC. She follows the Blue Ridge Parkway to Nashville and Memphis, birthplaces of American country and soul. After a brief countryside respite in Arkansas, Justine hits the legendary Route 66 from Oklahoma to Arizona, where she visits the world's best-preserved meteor crater. (9 of 30)
WEB LINK
1309 FR 10/24/14 02:00pm 00:56:05 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Around The World - Panamericana: Conquistadors & A Judith travels south to the lands of ancient empires. In Mexico, she explores the myths and treasures that once drew the Conquistadors to a country rich in natural resources. Her first stop is colonial Chihuahua, where Pancho Villa started the Mexican Revolution. In Zacatecas, she visits one of Mexico's many Silver Mines and then travels along the colonial Silver Road to Mexico City. (10 of 30)
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1310 MO 10/27/14 08:00am 00:56:53 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Around The World - Panamericana: Conquistadors & A Judith travels south to the lands of ancient empires. In Mexico, she explores the myths and treasures that once drew the Conquistadors to a country rich in natural resources. Her first stop is colonial Chihuahua, where Pancho Villa started the Mexican Revolution. In Zacatecas, she visits one of Mexico's many Silver Mines and then travels along the colonial Silver Road to Mexico City. (10 of 30)
WEB LINK
1310 MO 10/27/14 02:00pm 00:56:53 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Around The World - Panamericana: Conquistadors & I Brianna journeys to Peru, home of the legendary Incas, where she begins her trek in Cajamarca, where thousands of Incan soldiers were slaughtered by Pizarro's conquistadors. After visiting one of the world's largest gold mines, Brianna makes her way to Lima, the "City of Kings," once home to the Spanish Inquisition in South America. In Cusco, she learns about the golden Inca Empire before ending her journey on the volcano El Misti, where incredibly well-preserved ice mummies tell the story of the country's illustrious past. (11 of 30)
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1311 FR 10/31/14 08:00am 00:56:06 - (CC) (DVS) ST
36.3 Around The World - Panamericana: Conquistadors & I Brianna journeys to Peru, home of the legendary Incas, where she begins her trek in Cajamarca, where thousands of Incan soldiers were slaughtered by Pizarro's conquistadors. After visiting one of the world's largest gold mines, Brianna makes her way to Lima, the "City of Kings," once home to the Spanish Inquisition in South America. In Cusco, she learns about the golden Inca Empire before ending her journey on the volcano El Misti, where incredibly well-preserved ice mummies tell the story of the country's illustrious past. (11 of 30)
WEB LINK
1311 FR 10/31/14 02:00pm 00:56:06 - (CC) (DVS) ST