Marco Polo: From Venice To Xanadu


Lawrence Bergreen, Writer

Host: David Inge

Marco Polo was only 17 when he set out for Asia with his father and uncle. By his return, 24 years later, he had traveled to places few Europeans had ever seen. He wanted his name to live forever as the greatest traveler of all time, but found it difficult to convince his fellow Venetians that he had actually done what he had claimed. In a program from the archives, Laurence Bergreen talks about the life of Marco Polo, one of the first Europeans to travel extensively through Asia.

This is a repeat broadcast from Thursday, January 17, 2008, 11 am