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The Story of Fascism In Europe (#110) Duration: 1:29:46 STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: DVI)

In this one-hour special, Rick Steves travels back a century to learn how fascism rose and then fell in Europe - taking millions of people with it. He traces fascism's history from its roots in the turbulent aftermath of World War I, when masses of angry people rose up, to the rise of charismatic leaders who manipulated that anger, and the totalitarian societies they built. In addition, Rick chronicles the brutal measures the leaders used to enforce their ideologies, and discusses the horrific consequences of genocide and total war. And yet despite all this, inspiration can be found by those who resisted. Along the way, Rick visits poignant sights throughout Europe relating to fascism, and talks with Europeans whose families lived through those times. The goal of the RICK STEVES SPECIAL: THE STORY OF FASCISM IN EUROPE is to learn from the hard lessons of 20th-century Europe, and to recognize that ideology in the 21st century.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED 9: Sun, Dec 2, 2018 -- 9:00pm Remind me
  • KQED 9: Mon, Dec 3, 2018 -- 3:00am Remind me

European Christmas (#106H) Duration: 57:16 STEREO TVG

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.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 25, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 26, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me
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