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Thu January 30, 2014

Go Behind The Scenes of "The Monuments Men" on Travel With Rick Steves

This week's Travel with Rick Steves  goes "behind the scenes" of George Clooney's "The Monuments Men" (national premier February 7), and "Doc Martin", one of the most popular dramas shows on public television  (season 6 premiers the week of February 1).

The movie's co-writer and producer Grant Heslov tells Rick what inspired his drive to tell the story of the Monuments Men. Their heroic efforts to protect the priceless art of western civilization during WWII and recover important works of art stolen by the Nazis is a work in progress that continues even today. Joining Rick and Grant in studio will be Robert Edsel, founder of the Monuments Men Foundation and author of two books on the subject. 

And Martin Clunes, co-producer and star of "Doc Martin" on public TV tells us what it's like to film the show in a fishing village on the coast of Cornwall.  We learn about the locals, the town of Port Isaac that's depicted on the show  as "Portwenn" and what the future holds for the series.

Listen to this special Travel With Rick Steves program at noon on Friday, January 31, over Public Radio 89.5-1 KWGS.