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RICK STEVESEUROPE: Iran, Yesterday And Today

Airs Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 5 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Rick Steves introduces us to new friends in his all-new series, ranging from Iran and Turkey to Catalunya and Copenhagen.

As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick Steves takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history...and mystery. Visiting Tehran, Shariz, Persepolis, and a small village, we'll get a rare present-day look at of some of civilization's most important historical sites, and a sense of Iran's 21st century culture. From architecture and art to faith and everyday living, "Iran, Yesterday And Today" offers a rare, candid, and humanizing look at a great if perplexing nation.

Read Rick Steves' Iran travel journal and view a slideshow.


Video Excerpt: Rick Steves' Iran Lecture

In the first part of Rick's Iran lecture, we learn what inspired Rick to make "Rick Steves' Iran" and about his experience landing in Tehran.

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