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Rick Steves Special Previous Broadcasts

European Easter (Episode #107H)

KQED Plus: Sun, Mar 27, 2016 -- 11:00 AM

Taking you on a spring journey through Spain, Slovenia, Italy, and Greece, this program celebrates this 2000-year-old story in a variety of cultures. You'll feel the emotion of this special time as the Passion of Christ unfolds during Holy Week. Join Andalusians carrying parade floats, Greek priests tossing showers of flower petals, and villagers blessing olive branches, plus feasting, fireworks, and more. Exploring a rich and fascinating mix of traditions - from its pagan roots to its glorious finale - this special sheds new light on this timeless holiday.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Mar 31, 2016 -- 8:30 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Mar 31, 2016 -- 12:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Tue, Mar 29, 2016 -- 1:30 PM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Mar 28, 2016 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Mar 27, 2016 -- 7:00 PM

European Christmas (Episode #106H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 24, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

From manger scenes and mistletoe to wintry wonderlands, this program celebrates the Christmas season throughout the European continent. Rick visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to reveal their customs and practices of the holiday season.
He begins his travels in England, where the Christmas pudding is the real centerpiece of a traditional English holiday meal. In Paris, the Eiffel Tower heralds the season with its red, twinkling lights. In the countryside of Tuscany, villagers stack neat pyramids of wood for great bonfires. The lighting of the fires is a signal to villagers - dressed as shepherds - to come and sing old carols. This special offers a colorful, musical celebration of Christmas across Europe where viewers will learn about customs from "the old countries," hear local choirs, and discover holiday family traditions.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Mar 24, 2016 -- 8:30 AM

The Holy Land, Israelis and Palestinians Today (Episode #103H)

KQED Life: Thu, Mar 3, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

This program weaves together both the Israeli and the Palestinian narratives to better understand a place that is, for a third of humanity, literally holy land. The crossroads for 3 great religions, the Holy Land has been coveted and fought over for centuries.
Host Rick Steves visits the major sights, but delves deeper to better understand and empathize with both peoples. In Israel, he goes from the venerable ramparts of Jerusalem to the vibrant modern skyline of Tel Aviv. In Palestine, by harvesting olives near Hebron, visiting a home in Bethlehem, and popping into a university in Ramallah, he comes to know a land few tourists visit. And all along the way, he learns about security walls, disputed settlements, and the persistent challenges facing the region as Israelis and Palestinians learn to coexist peacefully.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Mar 3, 2016 -- 8:30 AM
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