burt wolf

Burt Wolf, an internationally syndicated television journalist and prolific public television host, provides an overview of the area and its history, then introduces the people, architecture, art, culture, food and tourist attractions of some of the world's most interesting locations. His relaxed, personable and irreverent style makes the episodes both informative and entertaining.

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On The Road In America, Part 1

ON THE ROAD IN AMERICA consists of three half-hour programs that report on the history of migrations within the United States --- not how people got here, but how and why they moved around once they were here. In the first program TAILS OF HOPE & TEARS Burt retraces the big relocations of the 19th century. Native Americans were relocated and their ancestral lands turned over to European settlers. In addition, the government was in the process of giving away valuable mineral claims. And finally, there was the discovery of gold.

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On The Road In America, Part 2

In the second program in ON THE ROAD IN AMERICA, titled PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES, Burt continues the story. This time it's around the theme of wars and crisis, covering the two world wars and the depression. Wars often move people around. The labor force demands of WWI accelerated the move from farms to cities and initiated the Great Migration out of the South. The Depression slowed migration as worried people stayed close to home. The Dust Bowl migration, driven by environmental as well as an economic crisis, was the memorable exception.

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On The Road In America, Part 3

In part three of ON THE ROAD IN AMERICA, titled YOUR MOVE, Burt introduces the concept of "migrations of convenience". Moving to the suburbs, industries and workers moving to the Sunbelt, tech industries and workers moving back into the gentrified consumer metropolises--each representing a different logic than the migrations of earlier periods.

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Kansas City

Burt visits Kansas City, discovers the history of Kansas City BBQ, visits the town's best BBQ joint and goes into their kitchens to checkout their technique. He visits the Kansas City Royals stadium, which is one of the few stadiums still standing that was originally built for baseball and learns about the team culture that has made them champions. He tours the city's great art museum and discovers the World War I Memorial Museum.

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Guatemala, Part 1

The Maya people have been living in Guatemala for over 10,000 years. Burt visits their ancient tribal communities, learns how they were able to develop calendars that are as accurate as the ones we use today. He stops into Funsepa, which is a non-profit foundation that gives the children of Guatemala the technical skills they will need to compete in the modern world. He tours the city of Antigua, checks out the influence of the Spanish conquistadors and learns about Guatemalan music, crafts and food.

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