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Globe Trekker

Cast of 'Globe Trekker'

  • Ian Wright
  • Justine Shapiro
  • Megan McCormick

Globe Trekker

This long-running travel series continues to bring viewers to exotic destinations across the world, combining visits to popular tourist spots with a healthy sampling of more flavorful areas off the beaten path. Featuring a rotating cast of youthful presenters, these travelers dine on local delicacies, stay in traditional lodgings and attempt to interact with the residents. After all, it's only by ``living as the locals do'' that one can get a true understanding of a region and a better appreciation of its culture.

Premiere:
May 26, 1994
Original Network:
Channel 4
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Tough Boat Journeys: The Amazon

Traveling by cargo boat down the Amazon River in Peru; the history of Iquitos, Peru; Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve.
  • Fri 12/9
  • 10:30PM-11:30PM
  • 133
  • WLIWDT2
  • Sat 12/10
  • 4:30AM-5:30AM
  • 133
  • WLIWDT2

Tough Trains: Vietnam

(First Aired: Dec. 4, 2016)
History of the Vietnamese railway system; a journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City culminates in a meeting with a general who led the attack on the Presidential Palace during the Vietnam War.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 22
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  • 817
  • WNYEDT

Food Hour: Deep South USA

(First Aired: Jul. 3, 2016)
Cajun and Creole cuisine in New Orleans; local fare in Vicksburg and Natchez, Miss.; Elvis Presley's birthplace; Graceland; barbecue pork.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 133
  • WLIWDT2

Tough Trains: Vietnam

(First Aired: Dec. 4, 2016)
History of the Vietnamese railway system; a journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City culminates in a meeting with a general who led the attack on the Presidential Palace during the Vietnam War.
  • Sat 12/10
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • 22
  • WNYE
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  • 817
  • WNYEDT

Food Hour: Deep South USA

(First Aired: Jul. 3, 2016)
Cajun and Creole cuisine in New Orleans; local fare in Vicksburg and Natchez, Miss.; Elvis Presley's birthplace; Graceland; barbecue pork.
  • Sun 12/11
  • 4:30AM-5:30AM
  • 133
  • WLIWDT2

Tough Trains: Vietnam

(First Aired: Dec. 4, 2016)
History of the Vietnamese railway system; a journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City culminates in a meeting with a general who led the attack on the Presidential Palace during the Vietnam War.
  • Sun 12/11
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • 22
  • WNYE
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  • 817
  • WNYEDT

Food Hour: The Story of Chocolate

(First Aired: Jul. 17, 2016)
People all over the world use chocolate in rituals and medicine and for romance and pleasure; popularity of chocolate.
  • Mon 12/12
  • 10:30PM-11:30PM
  • 133
  • WLIWDT2
  • Tue 12/13
  • 4:30AM-5:30AM
  • 133
  • WLIWDT2

Caribbean Islands: St. Lucia, Martinique

(First Aired: Oct. 9, 2016)
The islands of St. Lucia, Martinique and Montserrat are surrounded by rainforests, mountains and volcanoes.
  • Wed 12/14
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 13
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  • 713
  • WNETDT

Tough Trains: Vietnam

(First Aired: Dec. 4, 2016)
History of the Vietnamese railway system; a journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City culminates in a meeting with a general who led the attack on the Presidential Palace during the Vietnam War.
  • Wed 12/14
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 22
  • WNYE
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  •  
  • 817
  • WNYEDT

Food Hour: Southern China

(First Aired: Dec. 11, 2016)
The roots of Cantonese cuisine; spiced pork; rice fields of the Pearl River Delta; a feast for dragon boat racing crews; market of Qingping; street fare in Chaozhou; tea mountains.
  • Thu 12/15
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • 22
  • WNYE
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  • 817
  • WNYEDT

Building England I

(First Aired: Jul. 24, 2016)
Roman edifices in Lindisfarne; Durham Cathedral; Fountains Abbey; York Minster; Warkworth Castle in Northumberland; Kentwell Hall in Suffolk; Burghley House in Lincolnshire; Castle Howard.
  • Fri 12/16
  • 10:30PM-11:30PM
  • 133
  • WLIWDT2
  • Sat 12/17
  • 4:30AM-5:30AM
  • 133
  • WLIWDT2

Food Hour: Southern China

(First Aired: Dec. 11, 2016)
The roots of Cantonese cuisine; spiced pork; rice fields of the Pearl River Delta; a feast for dragon boat racing crews; market of Qingping; street fare in Chaozhou; tea mountains.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 1:00PM-2:00PM
  • 22
  • WNYE
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  •  
  • 817
  • WNYEDT

Food Hour: The Story of Chocolate

(First Aired: Jul. 17, 2016)
People all over the world use chocolate in rituals and medicine and for romance and pleasure; popularity of chocolate.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM
  • 133
  • WLIWDT2

Food Hour: Southern China

(First Aired: Dec. 11, 2016)
The roots of Cantonese cuisine; spiced pork; rice fields of the Pearl River Delta; a feast for dragon boat racing crews; market of Qingping; street fare in Chaozhou; tea mountains.
  • Sat 12/17
  • 8:00PM-9:00PM
  • 22
  • WNYE
  •  
  •  
  • 817
  • WNYEDT

Food Hour: The Story of Chocolate

(First Aired: Jul. 17, 2016)
People all over the world use chocolate in rituals and medicine and for romance and pleasure; popularity of chocolate.
  • Sun 12/18
  • 4:30AM-5:30AM
  • 133
  • WLIWDT2

Road Trip: Rust Belt Highway, USA

S17, E13  (First Aired: Nov. 27, 2016)
A road trip through Pittsburgh, Detroit and Flint, Mich.; Cleveland, Toledo and Akron, Ohio; American industries; Rust Belt.
  • Sun 12/18
  • 5:00PM-6:00PM
  • 21
  • WLIW
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  • 721
  • WLIWDT

Food Hour: Southern China

(First Aired: Dec. 11, 2016)
The roots of Cantonese cuisine; spiced pork; rice fields of the Pearl River Delta; a feast for dragon boat racing crews; market of Qingping; street fare in Chaozhou; tea mountains.
  • Sun 12/18
  • 11:00PM-12:00AM
  • 22
  • WNYE
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  •  
  • 817
  • WNYEDT

Building England II

(First Aired: Jul. 31, 2016)
Queen's House in Greenwich, London; St. Magnus-the-Martyr; St. Paul's Cathedral in London; urban townhomes of Bath; Osterley House; Hamerwood Lodge in East Sussex; Saltaire in Yorkshire; Trafalgar Square; Buckingham Palace; Clifton Suspension Bridge.
  • Mon 12/19
  • 10:30PM-11:30PM
  • 133
  • WLIWDT2

Road Trip: Rust Belt Highway, USA

S17, E13  (First Aired: Nov. 27, 2016)
A road trip through Pittsburgh, Detroit and Flint, Mich.; Cleveland, Toledo and Akron, Ohio; American industries; Rust Belt.
  • Tue 12/20
  • 12:00AM-1:00AM
  • 21
  • WLIW
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  • 721
  • WLIWDT

Building England II

(First Aired: Jul. 31, 2016)
Queen's House in Greenwich, London; St. Magnus-the-Martyr; St. Paul's Cathedral in London; urban townhomes of Bath; Osterley House; Hamerwood Lodge in East Sussex; Saltaire in Yorkshire; Trafalgar Square; Buckingham Palace; Clifton Suspension Bridge.
  • Tue 12/20
  • 4:30AM-5:30AM
  • 133
  • WLIWDT2

Food Hour: The Story of Cheese

(First Aired: Oct. 10, 2016)
The Cheese Makers Market in Beaconsfield, England; Roquefort, France; Parmigiano-Reggiano in Parma, Italy; ricotta in Sicily, Italy; Gruyère, Switzerland; Castilla-La Mancha in Spain.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 5:00AM-6:00AM
  • 13
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  • 713
  • WNETDT

Food Hour: Southern China

(First Aired: Dec. 11, 2016)
The roots of Cantonese cuisine; spiced pork; rice fields of the Pearl River Delta; a feast for dragon boat racing crews; market of Qingping; street fare in Chaozhou; tea mountains.
  • Wed 12/21
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM
  • 22
  • WNYE
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  • 817
  • WNYEDT

Hawaii 2

S17, E12  (First Aired: Sep. 4, 2016)
Exploring Hawaii's Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Kauai.
  • Thu 12/22
  • 10:00PM-11:00PM
  • 22
  • WNYE
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  • 817
  • WNYEDT