Travelscope: Istanbul - At The Crossroads Of History
Airs Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published July 13, 2011 at 4:20 p.m., updated May 3, 2012 at 10:29 a.m.
Propelled by a national Emmy nomination and multiple Telly Awards in 2010, the fifth season of "Travelscope" takes the series to new heights with trips to exotic destinations in Rwanda, Guatemala and Istanbul, and also to much-beloved spots in Switzerland, Ireland and Greece.
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Host Joseph Rosendo's open-hearted and welcoming personality invites viewers to join him on his cultural discoveries around the world. In its fifth season, "Travelscope" stays true to its mission of illustrating the enduring truth in Mark Twain’s quote, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness."
"Istanbul - At The Crossroads Of History" - From its days as the capital of the Roman Empire in the 4th century to its selection as the European Capital of Culture in 2010, Istanbul has been a significant city and major crossroad between East and West for thousands of years. Its geopolitical location has created a vibrant metropolis rich with a wide range of cultural attractions. Joseph investigates the city’s past and meets Istanbul’s diversity head on in the bazaars, restaurants, churches, mosques and alleyways of Istanbul’s many historic neighborhoods.