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Rick Steves’ European Insights

Airs Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: The Piazza del Duomo in Pisa, Italy

Rick Steves advocates smart, affordable, perspective-broadening travel. As host and writer of the popular public television series RICK STEVES' EUROPE, and best-selling author of 40 European travel books, he encourages Americans to travel as "temporary locals." He helps American travelers connect much more intimately and authentically with Europe — and Europeans — for a fraction of what mainstream tourists pay.

Courtesy of Rick Steves

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"Rick Steves' European Insights" - In this special 30-minute collection of never-before-seen clips, "Rick Steves' European Insights" brings art and history to life in Pisa, provides a thoughtful assessment of history we can learn from at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden, and the Danish Nazi Resistance Museum in Copenhagen — and brings us up to speed on breathtaking developments in Europe, with a look at its ethnic diversity and investment in its infrastructure.

Rick's Travel Philosophy:

Travel is freedom...one of the last great sources of legal adventure. Travel is intensified living, with maximum thrills per minute. It's recess, and we need it. Experiencing the real Europe requires catching it by surprise, going casual...Through the Back Door.

Rick Steves is on Facebook, and you can follow @RickSteves on Twitter.

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Rick Steves' European Insights: Learning from History

Above: "Rick Steves' European Insights" is a special collection of never-before-seen clips from the RICK STEVES' EUROPE public television series. In this clip, Rick provides a thoughtful assessment of history we can learn from at the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, Hitler's Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden, and the Danish Nazi Resistance Museum in Copenhagen. For more information on the RICK STEVES' EUROPE TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit www.ricksteves.com.

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Rick Steves' European Insights: Embracing the Future

Above: "Rick Steves' European Insights" is a special collection of never-before-seen clips from the RICK STEVES' EUROPE public television series. In this clip, Rick brings us up to speed on breathtaking developments in Europe, with a look at its ethnic diversity and investment in its infrastructure. For more information on the RICK STEVES' EUROPE TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit www.ricksteves.com.

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Rick Steves' European Insights: Appreciating the Arts

Above: "Rick Steves' European Insights" is a special collection of never-before-seen clips from the Rick Steves' Europe public television series. In this clip, Rick brings art and history to life in Pisa, Italy. For more information on the Rick Steves' Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit www.ricksteves.com.

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