Friday, November 25, 2011

BPL and City of Birmingham Featured on C-SPAN

Photo courtesy of C-SPAN
Birmingham will be featured on C-SPAN's Book TV (C-SPAN2) and American History TV (C-SPAN3) this weekend. Hosted by Birmingham Bright House Network, C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicle visited numerous locations to showcase the history and literary culture of Birmingham.

On American History Television, C-SPAN3 will delve into the history of one of the cities that is central in telling the story of the Civil Rights movement in America.

On Book TV, C-SPAN2 will visit the literary scene to learn about the city's past and present by meeting and discussing with some of those authors who have chronicled the people, events, and places that have impacted Birmingham and the surrounding area.

Featured on AHTV:

"Industrial Voices: The Great Depression in Birmingham" (Filmed at Birmingham Public Library)

Nov. 26, 10 am
Nov. 27, 5 pm
Nov. 28, 6 am

Also on AHTV


* The story of Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail."

* About Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth - a famous Birmingham based Civil Rights leader.


* The 16th Street Baptist Church.

* The Lyric Theater.


* Sloss Furnaces National Historic Site.

* The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

* Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens.

Featured on BOOK TV


* Rick Bragg discuss his book The Most They Ever Had.

* Carolyn McKinstry, survivor of the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, talk about about the event and the friends she lost as profiled in her book While the World Watched.


* About the World War II submariners from Don Keith, author of Undersea Warrior: The World War II Story of "Mush" Morton and the USS Wahoo.

* About the role that African-American churches in Birmingham played in the Civil Rights movement from Marjorie White, editor of A Walk to Freedom.


* The Alabama Booksmith to learn about the literary scene in Birmingham.

* Author Warren St. John as he talks to us about the story of young boys selected by the U.N. to come to a small town outside Atlanta from the Congo, Burundi, Liberia, Afghanistan and Iraq in his book Outcast United: An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference.

In the Birmingham area, Bright House Networks provides C-SPAN on these channels: C-SPAN: 155; C-SPAN2 156; C-SPAN3: 157.

For more information, go to C-SPAN's website where the above content is also available online for viewing.

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