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Globe Trekker

Travel across America, starting with popular spots along Route 66

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Globe Trekker imageJustine Shapiro kicks off this new journey with a road trip west across the United States. Starting in Washington, D.C., she follows the Blue Ridge Parkway to Nashville and Memphis, birthplaces of American country and soul. Globe Trekker Around the World: Across America: Route 66 and Beyond airs Sunday, April 14 at 11/10 pm on KET.

She begins her journey in the historic river port of Lynchburg, Virginia, where she takes an old tobacco boat along the James River. From the river Justine hops into a car and heads up into the mountains to the Blue Ridge Parkway, a historic scenic drive that stretches 469 miles along the spine of the Blue Ridge Mountains, from Virginia to North Carolina.

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.

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Antiques Roadshow and Globe Trekker visit Las Vegas

Monday, Aug. 9, 2010

What better place to discuss diamond rings and antique diamond cuts than Las Vegas, Nevada’s Little White Wedding Chapel, where Antiques Roadshow host Mark L. Walberg meets appraiser Gloria Lieberman. This edition of Antiques Roadshow airs tonight at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET2 and Thursday, Aug. 12 at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET.

At the Las Vegas Convention Center, collectors and appraisers unveil such fascinating treasures as an early example of American-made porcelain; a pair of beautiful – and valuable – Art Nouveau posters; and a prop plane used in the 1939 film Only Angels Have Wings, the Oscar winner for Special Effects. This legendary piece of movie magic is divined to be worth $4,000 to $5,000.

Then, on Globe Trekker, airing Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 10/9 p.m. CT on KET, Ian Wright kicks off his visit to Vegas with a look at the fantastical hotels and casinos on the “strip.” He tours wedding chapels, enjoys the kitsch of Liberace, attends a beauty pageant with a twist, participates in a “hair-raising” tribute to Elvis, and gets up close and personal with a performing Bengali tiger.


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