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Special AETN Arts Friday: Rick Steves and Mark Russell

Posted on 30 Nov 2012

"AETN Presents: On the Same Page With Rick Steves" 

This AETN  Arts Friday, tune in for a special new episode of "AETN Presents: On the Same Page With Rick Steves" at 6:30 p.m., "Mark Russell's America" at 8:30 p.m. and "Grand Canyon Serenade," at 10 p.m.

Wrapping up the new fall season of "AETN Presents, " "On the Same Page With Rick Steves" features an exclusive interview with travel author and multimedia personality Rick Steves. The well known host of "Rick Steves' Europe" and public radio talk show "Travel with Rick Steves" discusses his career in an interview with Lisa Fischer. In addition to chatting about Steves' work as a podcast creator, blogger, tour guide and travel guide author, the pair talk bout Steves' most recent book, "Mediterranean Cruise Ports," and the experiences surrounding its creation. 

At 8:30 p.m., tune in for highlights of the sharp insights humorist Mark Russell offered to America during his three decade career  on public television. A master of one-liners and sharp-witted piano parodies, Russell remained an equal-opportunity quipster, lampooning events and newsmakers from all political persuasions. In this new retrospective, we'll pay tribute to Russell's talent and legacy of laughter with outstanding clips from his more than 100 public television specials, spanning from 1975 to 2004. Also, Russell provides a current interview, giving context for his most memorable moments while offering humorous reminisces.

Finally, travel to the Grand Canyon tonight at 10:30 for a meditative film journey that showcases the beauty and spiritual nature of one of our nation's crown jewels. Presenting a stunning HD visual portrait, " Grand Canyon Serenade" sets breathtaking panoramas and a dramatic adventure to world-class music by some of the most beloved classical music composers.

"Mark Russell's America," 8:30 p.m.
"Grand Canyon Serenade," 10 p.m.


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