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In his exciting new two-hour adventure, Rick Steves takes his public television
travelers on a vivid high-definition trip across the Mediterranean, with colorful stops in
Istanbul, Greece's Peloponnese Peninsula, and — in an exciting new episode rushed to
completion just for this special — Croatia's Dalmatian Coast.




Program Information:
Rick's Mediterranean Mosaic Pledge Special includes three half-hour episodes.


Rick Steves' Europe: Episode # 512
Where Europe comes face to face with Asia, we'll explore the fascinating, multilayered
city of Istanbul. We'll lose our way in the Grand Bazaar and munch our way through
the famously fragrant Spice Market. We'll follow the fall of the ancient capital of
Byzantium and the rise of Islam at the city's ancient wall, and wander among the
treasures of the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace. To escape the city
bustle, we'll cruise the churning waters of the Bosphorus, make friends over
backgammon, and try a traditional Turkish bath.


Rick Steves' Europe: Episode # 509
Island getaways are fun, but the real heart of Greece is found in the Peloponnese
Peninsula. After enjoying the charming old port town of Nafplio, we'll time-trip through
the ruins of Olympia, take center stage at the remarkably preserved theater at
Epidauros, and explore the ancient capital of Mycenae. Then we'll wander off the
beaten path along the rustic, rough-and-tumble Mani Peninsula, relax in the idyllic
beach town of Kardymli, and marvel at Greece's Rock of Gibraltar: the fortress town of
Monemvasia.


Croatia's Dalmatian Coast
A fascinating land with a hard-fought history in a complex corner of Europe, Croatia is
emerging as one of Europe's top destinations. Sampling the very best of Croatia, we
start by exploring the fabled Dalmatian Coast from dramatic Dubrovnik to crusty
Adriatic island ports. Heading inland, we hike through Plitvace Lakes National Park and
enjoy the thriving capital city Zagreb. Our Croatian finale: the Istrian Peninsula and its
enchanting port town of Rovinj.
Broadcast Information:
Title: Rick Steves' Mediterranean Mosaic (Pledge Event)

#/Length: 1/120

Formats: SD & HD (Stereo, Letterbox, CC)

Licensees: Available to the American Public Television Exchange subscribers

Contract Terms: February 21, 2010 - March 21, 2011

Broadcast Rights: Unlimited Use/13 Months

Available Version: Pledge Event

NOLA Code:

1/120 SD Pledge Event: RSMO 000 SD-Pledge Event Revision 001

1/120 HD Pledge Event: RSMO 000 HD-Pledge Event Revision 001

Feed Dates:

SD will feed Sunday, February 21, 2010 1300-1500ET

HD will feed Sunday, February 21, 2010 1200-1400ET


Program Note:
The program consists of episodes #509, #512 from Rick Steves' Europe V, a pre-
released episode of Rick Steves' Europe VI and three pledge breaks. The program is
available only as a two-hour all-inclusive pledge event. Bicycle Tape Format: Beta SP
and HDCam. Please watch for complete details from American Public Television
Contracts.




Thank You Gifts for Pledge Supporters:
"Rick Steves' Mediterranean Mosaic" is produced as a fundraiser for public television
stations. To encourage viewers to call in pledges of support, stations and Rick are
offering thank you packages of $60, $120, and $240 gift levels.
Sample Press Release
Rick Steves' Mediterranean Mosaic
A playful ride through colorful Mediterranean destinations airing in
March



City, State – This March, join European travel expert Rick Steves for a vivid high-
destination adventure across the Mediterranean, with colorful stops in Istanbul,
Greece's Peloponnese Peninsula, and — in an exciting new episode rushed to
completion just for this special — Croatia's Dalmatian Coast.

In this two-hour, public television travel special on KXXX, Steves will first explore the
fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul. He'll munch his way through the famously
fragrant Spice Market, trace the fall of Byzantium and the rise of Islam, delve into the
Hagia Sophia, and make friends over backgammon in a local teahouse.

In Greece's Peloponnese, the pulse of this country's cultural heart, Steves will enjoy
the charming old port town of Nafplio, hop, skip and jump through the ruins of the
Olympics, relax in the idyllic beach town of Kardymli and marvel at Greece's Rock of
Gibraltar: the fortress town of Monemvasia.

Finally, in Croatia — an intriguing land with a hard-fought history in a complex corner
of Europe, Steves will sample the very best of the Dalmatian Coast. He'll sail from
dreamy Dubrovnik to weather-beaten Adriatic island ports and head inland to hike
through Plitvace Lakes National Park and visit the Istrian Peninsula and its mini-Venice
port town of Rovinj.

Stow away with public television's favorite tour guide to enjoy the exotic and idyllic
charms of Turkey, Greece, and Croatia. In addition, Rick will be with viewers during
the pledge event to celebrate all the quality public television programming made
possible by their generous support.

Rick Steves' film crew consists of Steves, producer Simon Griffith, cameraman Karel
Bauer, and editor Steve Cammarano. The special is produced by Back Door
Productions based at Rick Steves' Europe Through The Back Door Inc., presented by
KCTS9, and distributed through American Public Television at no cost to public
television stations nationwide.
To learn more about Rick Steves' books, tours, television projects, and radio program,
visit www.ricksteves.com.

For review tapes, photos, or interviews, contact Ashley Sytsma at Rick Steves' Europe
Through the Back Door, 130 Fourth Avenue North, Edmonds, WA 98020, Tel: 425-
608-4293 / Fax: 425-771-0833 / ashley@ricksteves.com.


About Rick Steves
Rick Steves in on a mission: to help make European travel accessible and meaningful
for Americans. Since 1973, Rick has spent four months every year exploring Europe.
He has researched and written more than thirty travel guidebooks, writes and hosts
the public television series Rick Steves' Europe, and also produces and hosts the
weekly public radio show Travel with Rick Steves. He is currently the best selling
guidebook author for international travel in the United States. With the help of his
hardworking staff at Europe Through the Back Door, Rick organizes tours of Europe
and offers an information packed web site (www.ricksteves.com).




Rick Steves' Mediterranean Mosaic Viewer
Guide Article
Stations can publish this article, free of charge, to promote the pledge special. Feel
free to edit as needed. You can also download high resolution photos.

Rick Steves' Mediterranean Mosaic [314 Words]
In his exciting new two-hour adventure, Rick Steves takes his public television
travelers on a vivid high-definition trip across the Mediterranean, with colorful stops in
Istanbul, Greece's Peloponnese Peninsula, and — in an exciting new episode rushed to
completion just for this special — Croatia's Dalmatian Coast.

First you'll explore the fascinating, multilayered city of Istanbul, where Europe meets
Asia. You'll drift exotically through the Grand Bazaar and munch your way through the
famously fragrant Spice Market. Tracing the fall of Byzantium and the rise of Islam,
you'll delve into the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and Topkapi Palace. Escaping the city
bustle, you'll cruise the Bosphorus, make friends over backgammon in a teahouse,
and gingerly soak in a traditional Turkish bath.
While Greek island getaways are fun, the pulse of Greece's cultural heart is best felt in
the Peloponnese Peninsula. After enjoying the charming old port town of Nafplio, hop,
skip and jump through the ruins of Olympia, test out the acoustics center stage at the
remarkably preserved theater at Epidauros, and explore the ancient capital of
Mycenae. Then you'll rumble with the ghosts of pirates and bandits off the beaten
path in the rough-and-tumble Mani Peninsula, relax in the idyllic beach town of
Kardymli, and marvel at Greece's Rock of Gibraltar: the fortress town of Monemvasia.

Finally, we explore Croatia — an intriguing land with a hard-fought history in a
complex corner of Europe. Sampling the very best of this emerging hot spot, you'll sail
the fabled Dalmatian Coast from dreamy Dubrovnik to weather-beaten Adriatic island
ports. Heading inland, you'll hike through Plitvace Lakes National Park and enjoy the
thriving yet rarely-visited capital city Zagreb. Our Croatian finale: the Istrian Peninsula
and its mini-Venice port town of Rovinj.

Join Rick Steves for the splendors of this Mediterranean Mosaic on KXXX, Thursday,
March XX, 2010 at 0:00 p.m.

				
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