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Billy Connolly’s Route 66

Airs Mondays, June 16 - July 7, 2014 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Billy Connolly stands in front of brightly painted cars at Cadillac Ranch, a public art exhibit in Amarillo, Texas.

Affable Scottish comedian/actor Billy Connolly ("Journey to the Edge of the World," "Brave") takes the ultimate road trip as he travels the world's most famous highway, Route 66. In this stylish four-part mini-series, Connolly adopts a kind of "Easy Rider" approach to the trek as he makes the iconic 2,488 mile journey from Chicago to Santa Monica. With his unrivaled ability to tell a great story, he brings to life both the big and small moments of American history — the world changing events and the comic asides.

Episode One airs Monday, June 16 at 10 p.m. - Billy travels from Chicago, Illinois to St. Louis, Missouri visiting attractions along the way including: the Chicago Tribune Building, the Route 66 "Pie Man," Abraham Lincoln's home, an Amish community and the Chain of Rocks bridge.

Episode Two airs Monday, June 23 at 10 p.m. - Billy travels from St. Louis, Missouri to Oklahoma City, Okla., visiting The Gateway Arch, a Civil War re-enactment, a wolf sanctuary, a crossbow turkey hunt and the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial.

Episode Three airs Monday, June 30 at 10 p.m. - Billy travels from Oklahoma City, Okla. to Monument Valley, Utah, visiting a cattle auction, the Devil's Rope (barbed wire) Museum, Cadillac Ranch, a ghost town, Los Alamos and a Navajo healing ritual.

Episode Four airs Monday, July 7 at 10 p.m. - Billy travels from Flagstaff, Arizona to the end of Route 66 at Santa Monica Boulevard, visiting a meteor crater, the world's deepest motel room inside a cave, Bottle Tree Ranch, and "car culture" in Pomona City, Calif.

The Billy Connolly Official Fan Page is on Facebook, and you can follow @Billy_Connolly on Twitter.

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ecoMomma | April 11, 2013 at 7:39 p.m. ― 1 year, 8 months ago

If I could ask one thing of Billy and the crew? PLEASE Don't touch stalagtites or stalagmites, it kills the growth of the cave formations from the acids in people's fingers. I was very surprised to see him do that at Meremec Caverns.....

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