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Coming to America

The final decades of the 1800s found much of Europe in a losing battle with over-population. Many people felt that their only hope for survival was to immigrate to The United States. They soon discovered that the streets were not paved with gold. In fact, most of the streets were not paved at all, and they were expected to pave them. In this program, Burt takes a look at who came, where they came from and what they contributed to the history of our nation.

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  • 2020-03-17T01:00:00-07:00
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Women @ Work

Burt's mother was one of the first women executives at Macy's Department store. During the past few years, as Burt traveled around the world he began to see how things had changed for women in business and how some things had not changed. In this program he visits with leading authorities on the history of women at work. It took him to New York City, Fairfield, Connecticut, Washington, DC and Zurich, Switzerland.

  • 2020-02-18T00:00:00-08:00
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The Girl with the Book

For centuries, women were discouraged from going to school. It was OK if a woman could read and write, but anything more advanced was considered "dangerous". These days, for the first time in U.S. history, more women graduate from American universities than men. It's an amazing change in the relationship between men and women. In this program, Burt travels around trying to find out what had been going on for hundreds of years and why things are changing.

  • 2020-02-25T00:00:00-08:00
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It's A Good Thing

When Burt started traveling around the world, the hotels, restaurants, airlines, and just about every other business he encountered had been started by a man, today, half the businesses he deals with were put together by entrepreneurial women and as Martha Stewart would say, "That's a good thing". In this program Burt travels around looking at the tradition of women entrepreneurs.

  • 2020-03-03T00:00:00-08:00
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Basking with the Basques

The Basque country straddles the border between southwest France and northeast Spain, but except for their passports the Basques are neither French nor Spanish -- they are Basque. They speak the oldest European language still spoken, so old that no one can tell where it came from. In this program Burt travels through the Basque country, visits the hometown of the first person to sail completely around the world, looks at the early works of Andy Warhol in the Bilbao Museum, and tastes what the Basques are eating and drinking.

  • 2020-03-10T01:00:00-07:00
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Coming to America

The final decades of the 1800s found much of Europe in a losing battle with over-population. Many people felt that their only hope for survival was to immigrate to The United States. They soon discovered that the streets were not paved with gold. In fact, most of the streets were not paved at all, and they were expected to pave them. In this program, Burt takes a look at who came, where they came from and what they contributed to the history of our nation.

  • 2020-03-17T01:00:00-07:00
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  • 2020-03-17T11:00:00-07:00
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