Meet George Motz

George Motz's Bio

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George Motz is an author, burger expert and host of Burger Land. George is a well traveled, Emmy award-winning freelance filmmaker and photographer based in New York City. Over the past 23 years he has worked on numerous television commercials, feature films, music videos, promos and documentaries. In Burger Land, George takes a road trip across America, offering viewers his unique perspective on the nation’s top burgers in various regions of the country.

In 2011, Motz starred in Travel Channel's Made In America, where he traveled the country to explore the workshops, labs and factories that crank out the ingenious products America has to offer.

Hamburger America, his second documentary film that he shot, produced, edited and directed, was completed in the spring of 2005. The film was nominated in 2006 for a James Beard Foundation Award and won the audience award at the 2009 Modesto Film Festival. The film's success led to a state-by-state guide to hamburgers, also titled Hamburger America, written by George with over 250 of his original hamburger photos.

George is also the director of the Food Film Festival which is held annually in NYC, Chicago and Charleston. It is a multi-sensory film festival where the audience is treated to the food they see on the screen.

George lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife Casey and 2 children, Ruby and Mac.


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Mysteries at the Monument

Roosevelt's Moroccan Mission, The Last Bare Knuckle Boxer, America's First Spy Ring

7am | 6c

Mysteries at the Smithsonian

Mysteries at the Smithsonian

9am | 8c

Mysteries at Buckingham Palace

Mysteries at Buckingham Palace

10am | 9c

Mysteries at the Castle

The Brothers Grimm, Savior of Fort Jefferson, Missing Head of State

11am | 10c

Expedition Unknown

Kalahari Desert's Lost City

12pm | 11c

Bizarre Foods

Peruvian Amazon: Giant Rodents & Biting Ants

1pm | 12c

Man v. Food

Dallas

3:30pm | 2:30c

Man v. Food

Omaha

4pm | 3c

Man v. Food

New Haven

4:30pm | 3:30c

Man v. Food

Albuquerque

5:30pm | 4:30c

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Louisville

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man v. Food

Tulsa

7pm | 6c

Man v. Food

Providence

7:30pm | 6:30c

Mysteries at the Castle

Betrayal of William Wallace, Casanova's Greatest Love, Astronomical Whodunnit

8pm | 7c

Mysteries at the Museum

Fallen Robins, Romeo Spies, All In For Poker

9pm | 8c

Mysteries at the Museum

Dramatic Defection, Wrong Way Flight, Cowboy's Revenge

10pm | 9c

Mysteries at the Museum

Sci Fi A Bomb, Ford v. Ferrari, Colorado Brown Stain

11pm | 10c

Mysteries at the Museum

Fallen Robins, Romeo Spies, All In For Poker

12am | 11c

Mysteries at the Museum

Dramatic Defection, Wrong Way Flight, Cowboy's Revenge

1am | 12c

Mysteries at the Museum

Sci Fi A Bomb, Ford v. Ferrari, Colorado Brown Stain

2am | 1c

Mysteries at the Castle

Betrayal of William Wallace, Casanova's Greatest Love, Astronomical Whodunnit

3am | 2c

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