BURT WOLF

Travel and Traditions


The Travels & Traditions is a series of half-hour programs in which award-winning burt wolfjournalist Burt Wolf travels to cities around the world telling the stories of local traditions that have influenced us all. In many locations, he also shows how foreign traditions have influenced the city he is visiting. He reveals the relationship of marriage and food and the history of gaming. And, of course, he examines society and culture through eating.


Episodes Airing:

What Are They Eating in the Photograph (April 27)

This program looks at a group of famous photographs that have something to do with eating and drinking, including Halsman's photo of Marilyn Monroe having a hamburger at a drive-in, Cartier-Bresson's picnic near Paris, and Duncan's photo of Picasso at lunch. Burt and a group of experts explain why each photograph is important, and the history and significance of the gastronomic elements. The recipe for each food is then demonstrated by a leading chef.
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Taiwan - A Sense of Place (Part 3) (May 4)

Burt interviews a number of famous Taiwanese-Americans who grew up in traditional Taiwanese homes and immigrated to the U.S. Then, he 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. Burt tries to discover how the early life of these successful people affected the way they think now.
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Taiwan - A Sense of Place (Part 4) (May 11)
 

Burt interviews a number of famous Taiwanese-Americans who grew up in traditional Taiwanese homes and immigrated to the U.S. Then, he 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. Burt tries to discover how the early life of these successful people affected the way they think now.
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Connecting the Dots in America (May 18)

In this program, 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 technology and made fortunes for themselves and the people who helped them get started.
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Atlantic Crossing (May 25)

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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