Rick on Public TV: 2006
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We did a trip to England and Scotland in September--8 relatives. Took the trains visiting York, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, York, London and more. I would like to suggest you add the Aberdeen area to your books. It's a beautiful, varied and delightful area. Thanks, used your book throughout--except for Aberdeen area.
Fort Wayne, IN USA Wed 12/27/2006
A Humble Request For The Expansion Of Rick's Travels
I'd really love to see you exploring regions beyond Europe. I'm a huge fan of your series as it stands but now that you're starting to do shows in areas you've previously covered I'd really love to see you share some experiences and history of places like Asia and Central or South America for instance.
Please consider pursuing this, I think it would be fabulous.
Milwaukee, WI USA Sat 12/23/2006
Posing in pictures
We know what you look like. I don't think is necessary for you to be standing right in the middle of the picture so much. We enjoy the travels, but we don't need to see you so often.
Largo, Fl USA Thu 12/21/2006
Thanks for the connectivity
Rick, thanks to you and your staff for connecting us with our daily dose of Europe/ Everymorning on KETC St. Louis I travel with you to fun place. Thanks for the connectivity you provide us viewer. We operate tours to Europe ourselves, and your captivating episodes keep us fresh in the dream to share Europe with others. Bravo and see ya' tomorrow AM! Frank
Belleville, IL USA Sun 12/17/2006
Rick, My sister and I went to Tuscany last summer and were eagerly waiting your new episode on Tuscany,La Dolce Vita; unfortunately my local PBS station replaced that episode at the last minute with a pledge drive program. This was extremely upsetting because there is apparently no future airing of that episode planned. This occurred at WGBH, Boston. Perhaps if there is a contract with you to air these episodes, WGBH should be held accountable for not airing your complete series. My sister and I will no longer send pledges to WGBH for this reason.
Lynn, MA USA Sun 12/17/2006
I just watched your Christmas show. You have great fun. Have a great Christmas and looking forward to another great year of your shows. I am planing on one of your tours this summer to scotland
Orlando, FL USA Mon 12/04/2006
Rick's New Shows
Just wanted to say I just got the 11 new episodes on DVD. I've noticed subtle changes in the production values throughout Rick's shows, all for the better. Most noticible, however, is the choice of music. It keeps getting better. The new shows have music very well-integrated into the program.
Well done, Rick.
Oakland , CA USA Sun 11/19/2006
Rick, A friend and I recently returned from Italy, Florence and Amalfi. It was amazing how many people that I saw with Rick Steves' book. I caught your show on the Amalfi coast today. What great memories. Keep up the great work.
pensacola, fl USA Sat 11/11/2006
Dear Rick and your film crew,
So thank you for the programming you've provided over the years. Watching you on the KQED pledge drive, I realized I needed to do something with my pledge to acknowledge how good your work is, and I wanted you to know that. What you had to say about PBS is pretty much the same as what I have to say about it. I wouldn't want to live without it. It's not that I don't watch commercial TV. I do watch it. But when you have a brain and a heart, when you love fine art, good cooking, travel, classical music, opera, well-produced adaptations of acclaimed works of fiction, British sitcoms and dramas, programs that explore science, museums, antiques, and a whole bunch of other things that commercial TV largely ignores, PBS is valuable. Too bad the government keeps cutting what funding it gives to PBS, but we the people can make the difference.
Todd in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA USA Fri 11/03/2006
Rick on HD
Just saw an episode in HD. This is clearly the way all travel shows should be filmed/broadcast. The picture/clarity/colors were stunning. Well done Rick & Crew. Well done.
chicago, il USA Thu 10/19/2006
Travel partners with Rick
I've just set my TIVO for your 2006 shows - we've been travel partners with Rick since 1997 and have just returned from Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Hallstatt, Vienna & Munich. In each location, you took us to the best hotels, sights & even laundries - and it's great to see a taste of it all either before or after our trips on your shows. Can't wait to see the new shows!
Pilot Point, TX USA Sat 10/07/2006
After watching your show for several years, my cousin and I have taken 3 trips to Europe using your guide books & staying at B&B's & hotels you recommended. Our trips have been fabulous. Thanks Rick!
Bartow, FL USA Fri 10/06/2006
rick i wish you were still on our pbs akron/canton ohio, i miss your show but buy the videos
bristolville, ohio USA Sun 09/24/2006
Rick - Re: KCTS Connects last night. THANK YOU for sharing your views on terrorism and the place of the US in the world. I am certain you are right and am saddened that none of our leaders have whatever-it-takes to voice these opinions.
Seattle, WA USA Fri 09/08/2006
War on terror
Rick I totally agree with your comments about the terror situation. When can we get a copy?
Kent , Wa USA Fri 09/08/2006
I am a second generation Swede, from the Malmo/Ystad area of Southern Sweden. Would love to see film/tour of this area to see where Grandfather grew up.
Jo Ostergren Yates
Mechanicsville, VA USA Wed 08/16/2006
I am a single father raising two boys.The closest I will get to Europe is through Rick's shows. I love them!!
Coweta, okla USA Thu 08/10/2006
Edinburgh Preview Clip Music
I am a HS Music teacher in Houston, Texas. The background music being played during the Edinburgh preview video online is really cool. Especially the background music during the Scottish Parliament clips. Can someone share the title of the pieces?
Houston, TX USA Thu 08/10/2006
TV background musci
I enjoy yourTV Travels but would enjoy them more if the background music was softer & not interfere with your narrations. Thank you so much! Wayne
Twin Falls, ID USA Sat 07/15/2006
No Rick in NW Alabama
Hoping you will eventually be seen in our area. I have several of your DVDs and have used your guidebooks for quite some time. Would like to know if at some point in the future your programs will be a part of our public television programming.
Florence, AL USA Sat 04/29/2006
TV Show on Greece
I was so happy to see a show on Greece on my PBS station a couple of weeks ago. It was a long time coming but very enjoyable and showed the true flavour of a holiday in Greece. Bravo!! Do some more and branch out into some of the lesser known islands - they're all beautiful!!
Canada Tue 04/18/2006
Rick in New Orleans
I'm not exactly sure who to ask about this, so I'm just trying this out. I live in New Orleans, and after Katrina my PBS station (who used to show Rick's shows) has gone off the air. I haven't seen a show at all since his Christmas special! Where can I go to see Rick's new episodes???
Metairie, Louisiana USA Tue 04/11/2006
Bring back the first shows on DVD. I fell in love with Europe watching these and would love to see them again. Rick I appreciate everything you do, THANKS!
Lexington, KY USA Sun 04/09/2006
First Year Series
Bring back the first series ('91) to DVD!!! I was stationed at Hahn Air Base in the late '80s and used the Bullay (ad der Mosel) train station to start many of my European adventures. I just happended to turn to PBS one day and caught Rick's show and he was getting on the train at Bullay. I immediately yelled "Hey, that's my train station!" I have been a fan ever since and have even met Rick at a lecture once. I would love to have that first year series on DVD.
Pearland, TX USA Sat 03/25/2006
Rick's PBS Interview
We have taken three of Rick's tours of Europe. One on our own and two guided. No matter which way you go, you are in for a trip of a lifetime using Rick or his books.
Last evening I saw the PBS interview with Rick. What an artculate and smart man. I usually don't get into these discussion much myself about politics, laws, and how Europeans view our country, but I could not change the channel until the interview was complete. Rick's views on the planet in general and the USA in particular and his insights to our European friends were not only interesting but to me were right on track.
I have met him before and he was always outgoing and kind. Now I have learned much more about him as a person and learned scholar and I appreciate him and what he is doing for the world even more.
Gig Harbor, WA USA Fri 03/24/2006
Rick is the Best
We recently had Rick live in our studios and local appearances in the community as well. He is a 1000% HIT. We love Rick...and our viewers and members trust his advice to be well thought out and right on!
Patty Starkey KSPS-TV
Spokane, WA USA Tue 02/21/2006
Tours for Handicapped
Many thanks to Rick for many enjoyable minutes on PBSTV. Have you considered setting up tours for the handicapped people who watch your most interesting programs? I would love to go with your planning and your staff.
Fullerton, CA USA Thu 02/16/2006
Wanted to say how great Rick's Italy DVD is compared to other DVD's we've watched in preparation for our upcoming trip to Rome and Venice. Not only did it give us a broad overview with historical information, but it held our boys'(aged 6 and 7) interest as well.
Fresno, CA USA Mon 02/06/2006
Rick's Older Shows
I would greatly like to see Rick's other older shows on DVD (especially the 1993 season), not just the 16 from the 1995 and 1997 seasons that are currently offered. Barcelona, for example, is not covered by any of the new episodes. I know that the 1991 season (the first one) was a bit awkward, but all of Rick's shows, past to present, are worth having.
Dayton, OH USA Sat 01/28/2006
Rick on Public TV
Dear "Doesn't know English, either!":
Don't hate on Rick because he travels so much that he hears thirty different pronounciations of the same word. Even throughout the US, people pronounce words differently by region. These pronounciations may not be "correct" by Webster's standards, but everyone knows what the person is saying. Grab some understanding before your next trip and try not to allow your high standards of speech affect your openness to various ways that people engage in communication. I do not think that Rick Steves does his television shows to showcase his speaking abilities, I think he does them to communicate how enriching it can be to diversify your life. Think big picture.
Kensington, Maryland USA Wed 01/25/2006
Wonderful Christmas show! I watched the Christmas show each time it was on the two PBS stations in Utah. Even taped it and have watched it often after the holidays and will probably watch the show throughout the year. Great ending in Italy and Alps.
Salt Lake City, Utah USA Tue 01/17/2006
Doesn't know English, either!
Has anyone noticed how often Rick Steves mispronounces words. In his recently aired show on Rome he (twice) refers to o-BLISKS. To the rest of us, and to any dictionary, they are obelisks, Egyptian and otherwise. And then there was that famous French king, Francois (correctly pronounced) Premier (as in movie) Or, when he refered to what is a very nice place, the "ILL de la cite." Sounds like a hick in need of someone willing to correct him.
USA Mon 01/16/2006