Newport, Rhode Island
samantha brown's places to love

Tue, May 14 7:30 P.M. NHPBS (11.1)  

Samantha kicks off her visit at the beautiful Rose Island Lighthouse, just off the coast of Newport, and learns from preservationist Charlotte Johnson about how the island and its historic structures were saved, and are now available for overnight guests. In Newport, Samantha visits what is likely the oldest family business in America--the John Stevens shop--where Nick Benson and his family carry on the ancient craft of stone carving in a building older than the United States itself. With history found in every plot of ground, Samantha meets Newport Historian Keith Stokes, who reveals the hidden history of God's Little Acre, a Colonial-era cemetery whose gravestones tell the story of the African American experience in Rhode Island. They also visit Division Street, where advocates for religious freedom and the abolition of slavery were once uneasy neighbors with slave traders. Strolling on Newport's famous Cliff Walk, Samantha takes in spectacular views of the windswept Atlantic and Gilded Age mansions before stepping inside Marble House, the "cottage" owned by Alva Vanderbilt, a champion of the American suffragette movement. No visit to Rhode Island is complete without clams so Samantha takes to the water to try her hand at harvesting these mouth-watering mollusks with a little help from local shell fisherman David Ghigliotti. Samantha enjoys these fruits of the sea compliments of TR McGrath, whose family business carries on the tradition of Rhode Island clambakes. TR teaches Samantha how to end her Rhode Island trip right by making the perfect Rhode Island clam chowder-then treats her to a seaside lobster and clambake to top it all off.

Episode Duration: 27 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 707

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Tue, May 14 7:30 P.M. Newport, Rhode Island     NHPBS (11.1)
Mon, May 20 2:00 P.M. Newport, Rhode Island     NHPBS (11.1)

About Samantha Brown's Places to Love:

For more than 17 years, TV host Samantha Brown has been exploring all four corners of the world, visiting more than 260 cities in 62 countries, sharing her adventures and introducing new cultures to viewers.

Now, the two-time Emmy Award-winner embarks on her next journey with her new travel series SAMANTHA BROWN'S PLACES TO LOVE.

Unlike a traditional travelogue show with a formulaic itinerary, PLACES TO LOVE delivers decidedly refreshing and enriching travel experiences by taking viewers on a discovery of the emotional heart of travel and highlighting the people who are changing, challenging and strengthening a destination.

From Brooklyn, New York and Monterey, California to Shanghai, China and Donegal in Ireland, Samantha seeks out the little-known spots and haunts where innovators and disrupters are creating a brand new travel experience.

Whether it's through food and drink, art and design, culture or adventure, at the end of each episode, viewers will have a well-curated list of new experiences that focus on not just how to visit a destination, but how to fully immerse in it.

The 13-part series encourages viewers to experience the passion of people and the soul of a place in a way that only traveling can do.

Samantha's career as a television travel host happened by accident.

A producer spotted her work in a commercial and recommended her to the Travel Channel in 1999 to audition for a new show called Great Vacation Homes.

A decade of various series followed, including Great Hotels, Passport to Europe, Passport to Latin America, Samantha Brown's Asia, The Trip, 50/50, and many others.

Samantha's fun-loving style has made her a beloved and engaging television personality whose approach is less expert and more a person you would want to travel with.


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Mon, Apr 22 8:00 A.M. Seoul, South Korea     NH Explore (11.2)
Mon, Apr 22 2:00 P.M. Victoria, B.C., Canada     NHPBS (11.1)
Mon, Apr 22 6:30 P.M. Lafayette and Cajun Country, La     NH Explore (11.2)
Tue, Apr 23 8:00 A.M. Lafayette and Cajun Country, La     NH Explore (11.2)
Tue, Apr 23 6:30 P.M. Rhine River Cruise     NH Explore (11.2)
Tue, Apr 23 7:30 P.M. New Hampshire's Coast and More     NHPBS (11.1)
Wed, Apr 24 8:00 A.M. Rhine River Cruise     NH Explore (11.2)
Wed, Apr 24 6:30 P.M. Naples and Paradise Coast of Florida     NH Explore (11.2)
Thu, Apr 25 8:00 A.M. Naples and Paradise Coast of Florida     NH Explore (11.2)
Thu, Apr 25 6:30 P.M. Christchurch, New Zealand     NH Explore (11.2)
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Fri, Apr 26 6:30 P.M. Baltimore, Maryland     NH Explore (11.2)
Mon, Apr 29 8:00 A.M. Baltimore, Maryland     NH Explore (11.2)
Mon, Apr 29 2:00 P.M. New Hampshire's Coast and More     NHPBS (11.1)


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