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Mexico: The Royal Tour

Airs Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Peter Greenberg and President Felipe Calderon in his helicopter over Mexico during the filming of "Mexico: The Royal Tour."

He's traveled with the King of Jordan, the President of Peru, the Prime Ministers of New Zealand and Jamaica. Now, Peter Greenberg joins Felipe Calderon, one of the most dynamic leaders of Latin America, for a history-making television special. "Mexico: The Royal Tour" is a groundbreaking special, produced and hosted by Peter Greenberg that will showcase Mexico in a way no visitor has ever seen the country before - through the eyes of its leader.

Presdient Calderon and Peter Greenberg wave goodbye to friends and family before descent while filming "Mexico: The Royal Tour" at Sonata de los Golondrinas prior to descent.
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Above: Presdient Calderon and Peter Greenberg wave goodbye to friends and family before descent while filming "Mexico: The Royal Tour" at Sonata de los Golondrinas prior to descent.

President Felipe Calderon poses with students at a school in Morelia
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Above: President Felipe Calderon poses with students at a school in Morelia

President Calderon with his family and Peter Greenberg riding horses on Tequila plantation.
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Above: President Calderon with his family and Peter Greenberg riding horses on Tequila plantation.

In a personal tour led by President Calderon, "Mexico: The Royal Tour" goes beyond the headlines to journey deep inside Mexico and offer viewers access to extraordinary locations, landmarks and cultural experiences. It's a a fast-paced, non-stop adventure through Mexico's iconic spots as well as experiences that aren't found in any guidebook, but are still accessible to travelers.

The ultimate tour of Mexico begins in Los Pinos, the Mexican White House, where the President will engage Peter in a revealing no-holds-barred interview about his history in office and the future of Mexico.

Visit President Calderon's hometown of Morelia, meet his mother, and learn about the influences that shaped the leader's personal and political career. Explore the legendary ruins of lost civilizations, seek out their descendants and find the ancient mysteries these sites have hidden for generations.

From soaring across the skies in a hot air balloon for a bird's-eye view of Teotihuacon, to whale watching in Baja California, to rappelling stories into a seemingly bottomless pit, the world's foremost travel journalist uncovers the essence of this captivating and complex nation with the President as his guide.

This is not the Mexico of media headlines or the pristine Mexico of travel brochures - this is the real Mexico of The Royal Tour.

"Mexico: The Royal Tour" is on Facebook, and you can view behind-the-scenes photos of Mexico in Greenberg's flickr photostream.

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Trailer: Mexico: The Royal Tour

Above: He's traveled with the King of Jordan, the President of Peru, the Prime Ministers of New Zealand and Jamaica.... Now, Peter Greenberg joins President Felipe Calderón, one of the most dynamic leaders of Latin America, for a history-making television special. In a personal tour led by President Calderón, "Mexico: The Royal Tour" goes beyond the headlines to journey deep inside Mexico and offer viewers access to extraordinary locations, landmarks and cultural experiences.