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The Making of...

Season 4 Episode 411 | 25m 04s

After 16 years and seventy travel shows, Rick and his crew take you behind the scenes to show you just how they produce this series. Joining the crew as they scamper through Milan and around Lake Como, you’ll follow the creative process as the challenges and surprises (and the need for a good sense of humor) that come with travel are shaped into a finished show.

Aired: 10/06/06
Distributed nationally by American Public Television
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