The host embarks on a 2000-mile journey up the Mississippi River, starting in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Included: a stop at Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Miss.; exploring Chicago's South Side with blues legend Buddy Guy.
British comedian Stephen Fry begins his journey through all 50 states in New England, where he meets presidential hopefuls in New Hampshire, socialites in Rhode Island and lobstermen in Maine. He then visits Washington, D.C., and Gettysburg, Pa.