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PBS Host Rick Steves
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attended Oct 28 2009

Rick Steves is always a "good talker" and this was no exception. His observations about the politics of travel, while a slight departure from his usual advice on how to travel smart, were thought provoking and informative. My only quibble would...continued

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attended Oct 28 2009

My wife and I attended (she the follower of Steves). We were both incredibly entertained yet it wasn't just about that. His political bent and stories to illustrate were poignant yet eye opening and basically a call to arms for us as individuals...continued

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attended Oct 28 2009

Caveat - we're huge Rick Steves fans, so of course we loved it!

Rick's talk was riveting, informative, and presented the challenge to even this seasoned traveler on how we can be better, more tolerant, and more thoughtful of our fellow people...continued

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PBS Travel host Rick Steves shares why traveling should be more than just a relaxing trip. Spending four months a year overseas, Steves believes that thoughtful travel can expand our world view and shape how we address the political challenges that confront our country.

Steves will discuss how the other 96% of humanity view our country and how we should “challenge truths we were raised to think were self evident” to become citizens of the planet.

About the Ticket Supplier: Commonwealth Club

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, presenting over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.

Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.