March 12 Travel Expert Rick Steves to Speak
Cash bar opens at 6 pm; Lecture begins at 7:00 pm

Nebraska Educational Telecommunications (NET) in partnership with Joslyn Art Museum will host Rick Steves, host, writer, and producer of the PBS television show “Rick Steves Europe” on Monday, March 12 in Joslyn’s Witherspoon Concert Hall. His entertaining, illustrated lecture “Europe Through the Back Door” will explore tips on getting the most out of every mile, minute, and dollar on your next trip!

Program is free to the public. Seating is limited; first come, first served. Doors open to the public at 6:00 pm with a cash bar reception and special viewing of Joslyn’s European art galleries. Lecture begins at 7:00 pm. 

For information about the lecture, NET pledge show times, and the VIP Reception, please contact NET at 800-634-6788 or visit

About Rick Steves
Author of 50 guidebooks including the travel skills handbook, Europe through the Back Door, Rick Steves shares lessons learned from a lifetime of travel. He has hosted over 100 travel shows for public television, and numerous pledge specials, raising millions of dollars for local stations. His Rick Steves' Europe TV series is carried by over 300 stations. Rick has also created two award-winning specials for public television: Rick Steves' European Christmas and the ground-breaking Rick Steves' Iran.

Rick Steves also hosts a weekly public radio program, Travel with Rick Steves. With a broader approach to travel everywhere, in each hour-long program Rick interviews guest travel expert, followed by listener call-ins. Travel with Rick Steves airs across the country and has spawned a popular podcast. Rick has also created a series of audio walking tour podcasts for museums and neighborhoods in Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, London and Athens.

Rick self-published the first edition of Europe Through the Back Door (now updated annually), in 1980. He has also written more than 50 other country, city and regional guidebooks, phrase books, and "snapshot" guides. For several years, Rick Steves' Italy has been the bestselling international guidebook sold in the U.S. In 2009, Rick tackled a new genre of travel writing with Travel as a Political Act, reflecting on how a life of travel has broadened his own perspectives, and how travel can be a significant force for peace and understanding in the world. In addition to his guidebooks, TV and radio work, Rick is a syndicated newspaper columnist with the Tribune Media Services. He appears frequently on television, radio, and online as the leading authority on European travel.

VIP Reception
This program is scheduled in conjunction with NET's membership drives (December 2011 and March 2012.) Pairs of tickets for an exclusive VIP reception and meet-and-greet with Rick Steves (5:30 pm; Joslyn's Founders Room) will be available through NET for $280. THIS RECEPTION IS SOLD OUT. For information about the lecture, NET pledge show times, and the VIP Reception, please contact NET at 800-634-6788 or visit