Submitted by David Rahni
PBS stations nationwide will broadcast a one hour travel documentary on IRAN by Rick Steves in the month of January. Mr. Abdi Sami, a graduate of USC Film School, has served as associate producer when it was being filmed in Iran last May.
Notwithstanding the lingering media biases and xenophobic stereotyping of anything dealing with Iran and Iranian, including its indirect ramification fallouts against the Iranian-Americans, it is particularly gratifying to recognize objective and realistic portrayal of Iranians and their historically rich culture, as exemplified by the above one-hour documentary. You are particularly advised to encourage your mainstream American friends and relatives and children to watch this documentary. The ideal goal is for PBS to recognize their enhanced viewership during this program.
Please check for appropriate channel information below, and or by going to your specific PBS station for exact broadcasting schedule. Then, upon your watching the program, please feel free to reflect on your sentiments by writing to PBS and to Rick Steves by visiting his website and filling the feedback form.
Below is a partial broadcast schedule - please check with your local PBS stations for broadcast time in your area.
RICK STEVES' IRAN, a Travel Documentary on IRAN
Target Markets as of 12/16/08
Station Market Carriage Notes
WNET New York January 16 at 12 p.m.
WLIW New York Sunday, 1/11 at 1:30pm in the series' regular slot
KCET Los Angeles Thursday, 1/8 at 9pm pre-release
KLCS Los Angeles Tuesday, 1/13 at 9pm January viewer guide cover
KOCE Los Angeles Monday, 1/12 at 7pm will schedule; check back next week for confirmed date
WTTW Chicago Thursday, 1/15 at 8pm
WHYY Philadelphia doesn't air the series
KERA Dallas-Ft. Worth Thursday, 1/15 at 8pm in the Globetrekker slot
KQED San Francisco-Oak-San Jose Saturday, 1/17 at 6pm;Monday, 1/19 at 11pm
KQED World Sunday, 1/17 at 8pm;
KQED Life Tuesday, 1/20 at 10pm
KTEH San Francisco-Oak-San Jose Sunday, 2/1 at 10pm
WGBH Boston (Manchester) Sunday, 1/18 at 11:30am and 6pm
WGBX Boston (Manchester) Wednesday, 1/14 at 8pm
WPBA Atlanta Saturday, 1/17 at 3pm
WETA Washington, DC (Hagrstwn) considering; requestedscreener
WTVS Detroit Tuesday, 1/20 at 9pm
KAET Phoenix (Prescott) Sunday, 1/11 at 5pm
WEDU Tampa-St. Pete (Sarasota) Sunday, 1/18 at 5pm
KCTS Seattle-Tacoma Tuesday, 1/20 at 10pm repeated on 1/24 at 3am and 1/25 at 11pm
TPT Minneapolis-St. Paul Tuesday, 1/27 at 8pm; Sunday, 1/31
WPBT Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Friday, 1/16 at 2pm
WVIZ Cleveland-Akron (Canton)
KRMA Denver Thursday, 1/15 at 9pm
WMFE Orlando-Daytona Bch-Melbrn Saturday, 1/17 at 1pm
KVIE Sacramnto-Stkton-Modesto Thursday, 1/15 at 9pm repeating on Saturday, 1/17 at 3pm and Thursday, 1/22 at 11pm
KETC St. Louis Friday, 1/23 at 9pm
WQED Pittsburgh Wednesday, 1/28 at 10pm
OPB Portland, OR Thursday, 1/15 at 9pm
MPT Baltimore looking at March
UNC-TV Charlotte Friday, 1/16 at 10pm
WFYI Indianapolis Tuesday, 1/20 at 1pm
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