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Samantha Brown's Places to Love

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/6wsp-AVJSNvpgAPIWWvFQg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Samantha visits one of the most diverse and underrated cities in the United States: Houston, Texas. From art cars to craft beer to soul-inspiring music, Samantha meets some of the most extraordinary people who guide her through the city's unique offerings, like GONZO247, a graffiti artist... /episodes/get/62257 /episode/62257 Houston, TX /episode-player/62257

In this premiere episode, Samantha visits one of the most diverse and underrated cities in the United States: Houston, Texas. From art cars to craft beer to soul-inspiring music, Samantha meets some of the most extraordinary people who guide her through the city's unique offerings. First, she meets GONZO247, a graffiti artist turned local celebrity, who has helped transition graffiti into a city embraced street art, of which further inspired Texas's oldest craft brewery to commission Gonzo's artwork for the packaging of its flagship beer.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/EwbajRN3DpGdBQwVyJZCFw==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Samantha has the pleasure to travel to one of the most unassuming cities in that of Huntsville, Alabama, where she gets to float in space like an astronaut, see a full-scale Apollo rocket and meets Alex McCool, a national treasure who helped put man on the moon. Samantha also ventures out to a soul... /episodes/get/83473 /episode/83473 Huntsville, Alabama /episode-player/83473

Welcome to Rocket City, home of Space Camp and the U.S Space and Rocket Center. Samantha has the pleasure to travel to one of the most unassuming cities in that of Huntsville, Alabama, where she gets to float in space like an astronaut, see a full-scale Apollo rocket and meets Alex McCool, a national treasure who helped put man on the moon. There aren't only rockets in Huntsville, though, and Samantha ventures out to a soul food restaurant, serving arguably the best fried chicken in the South.

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Sun Mar 29th, 12:00pm

Visiting her hometown state, Samantha arrives on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington and goes straight to Funspot, the world's largest arcade. Not only does she play her childhood favorite video games, but gets a chance to chat with legendary owner, Bob Lawton. From there, Samantha grabs a tasty bite at a wildly popular local farm-to-table restaurant, aptly named Local Eatery. Samantha continues her tour of the Lakes Region by taking a loon-spotting cruise on Squam Lake, where she learns of the indigenous wildlife.

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Sun Feb 16th, 12:00pm

Samantha goes sailing around the historic British Virgin Islands with Capt. Lisa Roland and learns sailing essentials while at sea. For her first stop in Virgin Gorda, Samantha plants coconut trees in Spring Bay as part of the Seeds of Love initiative, then hikes through the Baths, a Caribbean natural wonder. Arriving at Anegada Island, a local guide takes Samantha for a cruise and makes her conch ceviche with freshly harvested conch and she has the honor of depositing the conch on "Conch Island".

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/gNqog0p9den7DZxSl6n92Q==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false There is a certain mystique about the Far East, as Samantha soon discovers when she travels to Shanghai, China. Samantha visits the ancient water town of Feng Jing and she takes an Art Deco walking tour along the historic Bund, where she visits a knife and scissor shop on Nanjing Road and learns... /episodes/get/82884 /episode/82884 Shanghai, China /episode-player/82884

There is a certain mystique about the Far East, as Samantha soon discovers when she travels to Shanghai, China. Fitting right into local culture, Samantha samples the unique breakfast street food that the locals thoroughly enjoy, and then she visits the ancient water town of Fengjing and joins in on a group cha-cha dance in a local park. Continuing on, Samantha takes an art deco walking tour along the historic The Bund and visits a knife and scissor shop on Nanjing Road where she learns the art of paper cutting in the Tianzi Fang arts and crafts enclave.

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Sun Feb 9th, 12:00pm

Samantha takes to the Sonoma coastline on a road trip stopping off at various beaches and talks to a local guide about sustainability in Sonoma, the Pacific coast and what to look for off the beaten path. Turning to mainland Sonoma County, at California Carnivores, Samantha learns plants are also meat eaters, as she is marveled by the beauty and appetite of pitcher plants and Venus flytraps. Samantha then has a cider tasting in wine country at Devoto Gardens & Orchards that makes their ciders from heirloom apples.

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