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Norman to be in National Spotlight

on March 5, 2018

C-SPAN reveals Norman history and highlights authors during week-long visit

C-SPAN is visiting Norman, March 4-7, to feature the history and non-fiction literary life of the city on the cable network’s non-fiction book channel Book TV (on C-SPAN2) and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3).

In conjunction with its cable partner, Cox Communications, C-SPAN producers will visit various literary and historic sites, interview local historians and non-fiction authors and conduct educational and community outreach in the area.

Local segments recorded during the week of March 4-7 will air on Book TV (on C-SPAN2; Cox Communications channel 127) and American History TV (on C-SPAN3; Cox Communications channel 128) on April 7-8 during a special feature Norman weekend. 

  • Media welcome on shoot locations. C-SPAN producers available for in-studio and on-location interviews.

Norman programming highlights include:
  • Interview with Mayor Lynne Miller

American History TV (on C-SPAN3) programming highlights:
  • Hall of Ancient Life - Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
  • Moore-Lindsay House
  • History of Political Campaign Ads - Julian Kanter P. Political Commercial Archive
  • Political Notables Special Collection – Carl Albert Center Congressional and Political Collections
  • National Weather Center
  • Tour of the city with Andy Rieger

Book TV (on C-SPAN2) programming highlights:
  • Karlos Hill, Beyond the Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory
  • Kyle Harper, Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire
  • RC Davis, In Mestizos Come Home!
  • Rilla Askew, Most American: Notes from a Wounded Place
  • Sarah Eppler Janda, Prairie Power: Student Activism, Counterculture, and Backlash in Oklahoma, 1962- 1972
  • Western History Collections – University of Oklahoma Libraries

C-SPAN’s 2018 Cities Tour takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. Book TV (on C-SPAN2) and American History TV (on C-SPAN3) are featuring the literary life and history of each of these selected cities during special weekends on the public affairs network.

The programs C-SPAN produces in Norman will air throughout a Norman special feature weekend April 7-8--literary programming on Book TV (on C-SPAN2, Cox Communications channel 127) and history programming on American History TV (on C-SPAN3, Cox Communications channel 128). C-SPAN is available in Norman on Cox Communications channels 126, 849 HD.

For more information, visit the C-SPAN Cities Tour website and follow the program on Twitter @CSPANCities.