BURT WOLF: TRAVELS & TRADITIONS

Program Details
Air Time: 
01/01/2014 - 6:00am - 6:29am
Program Title: 
THE HISTORY AND SCIENCE OF SHOPPING
Program Service: 
EX
Program URL: 
http://www.BurtWolf.com
PSIP Description: 
From its beginnings in 17th century London to the first department store in Paris, to NY's 5th Ave.
Long Description: 
The two questions travelers ask most often are, "Where should I eat?" and "Where should I shop?" In this program, Burt takes a look at the history of shopping from its beginnings in 17th century London and the first department store in Paris, to New York's Fifth Avenue and the auction of a 92-million dollar painting at Sotheby's. We find out how the brains of men and women make them shop differently, who introduced the idea of ready-to-wear clothing and why. We see how the French Revolution changed the way people shopped, how the shopping bag and the price tag were invented, and why the survival of a nation can depend on how it shops.