Spotlight on Public Broadcasting

A Spotlight on Public Broadcasting voyage with Artful Travelers provides the incredible opportunity to meet with and learn from public broadcasting’s most dynamic and insightful personalities, aboard the award-winning ships of Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

This 12-night itinerary aboard the luxurious Regent Seven Seas Mariner begins in beautiful Vancouver, Canada and sails north to the wonders of Alaska, before traversing the west coast down to California’s most popular ports of call. All the while, the voyage offers travelers access to some of America’s most fascinating people – those with their fingers on the pulse of politics, history, current events, finance and the arts. 

A special focus on the rich cultural history of the award-winning PBS Great Performances will highlight this journey. Now in its 45th season on PBS, Great Performances is America’s preeminent performing arts television series, showcasing a diverse range of performing arts specials from around the world. Since its premiere in 1972, Great Performances has presented an international roster of renowned artists and performing arts companies of all genres, from new productions of timeless classics to innovative performances by emerging artists. To date, the series has been awarded 67 Emmy Awards and six George Foster Peabody Awards. 

To complement the cultural focus, a special discussion of Election 2020 will be led by preeminent analysts, renowned for their insightful, non-partisan work on public broadcasting entities and beyond. With thorough, engaging discussion of the issues and races that will shape the future of America, this adventure will undoubtedly expand horizons and enliven debate.

Finally, the production of celebrated film and television favourites will be showcased with in-depth presentations and screenings by one of Hollywood’s most prolific and honoured young filmmakers, as well as a very special screening of the highly-anticipated new American Experience film “Woodstock.” The acclaimed new production turns the lens back at the audience, at the swarming, impromptu city that grew up overnight on a few acres of farm land. What took place in that teaming mass of humanity — the rain-soaked, starving, tripping, half-a-million strong throng of young people — was nothing less than a miracle of teamwork, a manifestation of the “peace and love” the festival had touted and a validation of the counter-culture’s promise to the world.

Meet and interact with top public broadcasting personalities and their featured guests at panel discussions and presentations in the areas of arts, culture, current events, history and more. Additionally, private dinners and cocktail receptions allow for one-to-one conversations during the unforgettable voyage.

The experience is unparalleled and not available anywhere else in the world. An Artful Travelers voyage is, quite simply, a journey unlike any other.

Scheduled guests for this sailing include...

  • David Horn, Executive Producer, Great Performances, and Director, Performance & Arts Programming, WNET New York Public Media. Horn has been with the Emmy Award-winning series Great Performances for 36 years and has been nominated over 25 times for a Primetime Emmy, winning five, and has twice received the Peabody Award. David will showcase highlights from the new season of Great Performances. He’ll also show how popular performers like Billy Joel, Sting, Linda Ronstadt, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton and Josh Groban used the PBS platform to take risks and evolve their craft. All this and some of his most memorable moments, providing a star-studded look behind the curtain as he shares the creative process behind this highly acclaimed PBS series;
  • Stuart Rothenberg, An American editor, publisher, and political analyst. He is best known for his biweekly political newsletter The Rothenberg Political Report, now known as Inside Elections. He was as also regular columnist at Roll Call and an occasional op-ed contributor to other publications, including The Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostThe New York Times, and The Orlando Sentinel;
  • Geeta Patel, An acclaimed filmmaker, Geeta Patel was co-writer and co-director of the Emmy Award-nominated docu-comedy Meet the Patels. Since, she has directed episodes of some of television’s most popular series, including the current Netflix hit Dead to Me, Marvel’s The Runaways and NBC’s Superstore. She has received fellowships at both the Sundance and Tribeca Institutes, as well as being a Visiting Artist in Belarus, Turkey, Egypt, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Japan as part of the U.S. State Department's film diplomacy program.
  • Special Screening: Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the concert that became a touchstone for a generation. This film brings the three-day concert to life through the voices of those who were present at what became the defining moment of the counterculture revolution. (Screened with special permission from director Barak Goodman and PBS’ American Experience).

To be included in public broadcasting activities on this sailing, please ask your travel agent or a Regent sales representative to include the amenity code “ARTFUL” on your booking.

Scheduled Artful Travelers ports, fares, guests and dates are subject to change.