Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world -- both in terms of population and geography. Over 192 million people call this land their home. Taking up over half of South America, Brazil is a mix of races, religions, sophistication, wildness, wealth, poverty and unexplored wilderness. The country is considered one of the rising global powers -- less scary than China, less authoritarian than Russia and less chaotic than India with vast natural resources, a burgeoning industrial base and a strong currency that make it the envy of all.
It's fresh! Fresh recipe ideas from today's most innovative chefs, combined with farm-fresh food. Both come straight out of the field, right to your home. The key is the series' celebrated host, Laura McIntosh. "You've heard of MTV's 'Behind the Music'?," says Laura. "I see our show as 'Behind the Food.'" Laura travels throughout the United States and beyond. She takes viewers out to the farms that produce the most abundant and delicious crops. Then she brings them together with culinary wizards that turn this bountiful harvest into fresh, healthy, gourmet meals the whole family will enjoy.
BROADWAY OR BUST tracks the real-life stories of America's top high school musical performers, vying in the ultimate competition to find the nation's best young rising stars. Part competition, part performance and part non-fiction drama, the series starts with regional theater competitions, then moves to New York City, where the "best of the best" take part in grueling drama bootcamp and then compete in the National High School Musical Theater Awards (a.k.a. The Jimmy Awards).
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.