C-SPAN to feature Carson City history and authors for nationwide August broadcast
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:50pm
— Mayor Robert Crowell
Carson City will be in the national spotlight as film crews from C-SPAN will begin taping a segment beginning July 8 that will feature local history and authors that will air to a nationwide audience in August.
Mayor Robert Crowell and Charter Communications will welcome the national network on the steps of the Nevada State Capitol as they prepare for a week-long visit to record and feature the city’s history and literary life. On Monday, July 8, C-SPAN representatives will reveal the stories and segments that will be explored.
During their time in Carson City, C-SPAN representatives will also conduct community and educational outreach.
The stories gathered by the video crews will later be shown on non-fiction book channel Book TV (on C-SPAN2, Charter channel 236 and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3, Charter channel 235) during C-SPAN’s special Carson City weekend August 3-4.
The gathering will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 8, at the Nevada State Capitol, 101 N. Carson Street in Carson City. Attendees include:
— Mayor Robert Crowell
— Jack Hardy, Sr. Manager, Field Communications, Charter
— Justine Jablonska, Community Relations Representative/Video journalist, C-SPAN
— Guy Rocha, Nevada Historian and former State Archivist
— Kay Winters, Nevada rancher
In partnership with Charter, C-SPAN’s 2013 Cities Tour takes its Book TV and American History TV on the road. C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 are featuring the literary life and history of each of these selected cities during special weekends on the public affairs network.
Working with its able partners, the C-SPAN producing team will take specially outfitted Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) into Carson City beginning Monday, July 8, visiting various literary and historic sites as they interview local historians, authors and civic leaders over the week.
Programming recorded in Carson City will air on Book TV/C-SPAN2 (Charter channel 236) and American History TV/C-SPAN3 (Charter channel 235) on Aug. 3 and 4, 2013. C-SPAN is available in Carson City on Charter channel 20.
Created by the cable TV industry and now in 100 million TV households, C-SPAN programs three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C-SPAN Radio, heard in Washington DC and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video-rich website which hosts the C-SPAN Video Library. Visit www.c-span.org.