Rather than deal with the complex political issues that confront our governments, "Rick Steves' Iran" is a travelogue designed to introduce Americans to some of the faces and places of this proud nation of 70 million people. And during a time of tension between the US and Iran, Rick believes that, while there are no easy solutions to the problems facing our two countries, surely getting to know more about this culture is a step in the right direction. He did not receive funds from the Iranian or US governments.Rick Steves' Iran: Yesterday and Today [25 words] As he's done with previous programs on Israel, Egypt, and Eastern Turkey, Rick takes us beyond Europe to a place that's rich with history..mystery.Every country, including our own, limits access to foreign film crews.We're here in Iran with the permission of the Iranian government.The collection starts in prehistoric times, back when nomadic hunters were becoming farmers.This bronze plaque featuring Gilgamesh dates from about 1000 B.
Most important, you'll meet the people of this nation whose government so exasperates our own.["Salaam."] Most important, we'll meet and talk with the people whose government so exasperates America.