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Rick Steves offers a travel perspective on Iran

Iran has been in the news a lot lately because of a proposed nuclear treaty with the United States. My earliest memories of Iran centered around the hostage crisis. I can remember the daily "Day No. ****" reports on the evening news each night.

The relationship between the US and Iran hasn't changed much over the years. A few years ago travel writer Rick Steves visited Iran and talked to regular people about their country, and their perceptions of the United States. The result was a pretty interesting program for the already strong Steves brand.

The program is preserved on YouTube and is worth watching for those interested in a perspective on the people that's not politically charged.

Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›