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 TRAILS 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,... [see more] there was the discovery of gold.
Travels ... Traditions is a series of 13 half-hour programs in which award-winning journalist 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.