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Colorado Springs to be in National Spotlight
Thursday, September 11, 2014

C-SPAN to reveal Colorado Springs history and highlight authors during week-long visit

WHAT:

Mayor Steve Bach and Comcast will welcome C-SPAN to Colorado Springs on Friday, September 12 at the Colorado Springs City Administrative Building as they kick off a visit to record and feature the city’s history and literary life.

At Friday’s event, C-SPAN representatives will reveal the stories and segments that will be explored by the national network during their week-long stay. During their time in Colorado Springs, C-SPAN representatives will also conduct community outreach.

Local segments recorded throughout the week will air on non-fiction book channel Book TV (on C-SPAN2, Comcast channel 96) and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3, Comcast channel 161) during C-SPAN’s special Boulder weekend November 1-2.

WHEN:

11:00 a.m. MT, Friday, September 12, 2014

WHERE:

Colorado Springs City Administrative Building

30 S. Nevada Ave.

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Remarks:

  • Matt Mayberry                                            
  • Jake Bush, Technical Operations Manager-Colorado Springs, Comcast
  • Ashley Hill, C-SPAN

BACKGROUND:

In partnership with Comcast, C-SPAN’s 2014 Cities Tour takes 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 cable partners, the C-SPAN producing team will take specially outfitted Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) into Colorado Springs, Colo., starting Friday, September 12, visiting various literary and historic sites to interview local historians, authors and civic leaders over the duration of the visit.

AIR DATES:

Programming recorded in Colorado Springs will air on Book TV/C-SPAN2 (Comcast channel 96) and American History TV/C-SPAN3 (Comcast channel 161) on November 1 and 2, 2014.  C-SPAN is available in Colorado Springs on Comcast channel 95.

For more information, visit the C-SPAN Cities Tour website and the C-SPAN Cities Tour Twitter page.