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on April 5, 2018

Norman, Oklahoma, Weekend on C-SPAN2's Book TV and C-SPAN3's American History TV


With the help of our Cox Communications cable partners, this weekend the C-SPAN Cities Tour takes Book TV (on C-SPAN2) and American History TV (on C-SPAN3) to Norman, Oklahoma as we highlight the history and literary life of this city of about 122,000 people.


Located just 20 miles south of Oklahoma City, Norman was settled during the Land Run of 1889. The city is home to the largest university in the state, the University of Oklahoma -  known for its renowned scientific and technological research and meteorological studies. We'll learn about these topics and much more….


On Saturday, all of our Book TV (C-SPAN2) literary offerings from Norman will air together in one block beginning at 11am CT, including interviews with area writers.  We'll hear about Oklahoma's complex history and the role Americans need to play in order to heal divisions in our nation, from author of "Most American: Notes From a Wounded Place", Rilla Askew. We'll also visit with author Sarah Eppler Janda, who tells the story of her book, "Prairie Power: Student Activism, Counterculture, and Backlash in Oklahoma." All of this and more…

• Author Karlos Hill, Beyond the Rope: The Impact of Lynching on Black Culture and Memory

• Author RC Davis-Undiano, Mestizos Come Home! Making and Claiming Mexican American Identity

• Author Kyle Harper, The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire

• Visit the Western History Collections held at the University of Oklahoma with Lina Ortega.

• Tour of Norman with Andy Rieger, former editor of the Norman Transcript


And on Sunday, all our history programming from the city will air on American History TV (C-SPAN3) beginning at 1pm CT, including a visit to the National Weather Center. Located on the campus of the University of Oklahoma, the Center is a collaboration of federal, state and academic organizations which formed to better understand the Earth's atmosphere. We'll hear from Pat Hyland and Research Fellow Donald Burgess about the research being conducted to study severe weather and the importance of radar technology in the United States. Also, we'll take viewers inside the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center which houses the papers of 58 former members of the United States Congress.  Michael Crespin, Director of the Center, highlights material from the collections of Carl Albert, Robert Kerr, Dick Armey, and Mike Synar. All of this and more….

• Tour the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History with Michael Mares and Richard Cifelli.

• Learn about the impact of Political Campaign Ads with curator Lisa Henry at the Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive.

• Visit the Moore-Lindsay House Museum with Stephanie Hixon to learn about the settlement of Norman.

• Tour of Norman with Andy Rieger, former editor of the Norman Transcript


In addition to the individual segments airing on their respective networks, they will also air together during the following dates and times:

• Book TV (on C-SPAN2) block: Saturday, April 7, 11am CT

(Cox Communications channel 127)

• American History TV (on C-SPAN3) block: Sunday, April 8, 1pm CT

(Cox Communications channel 128)


Visit our special Norman page, where each segment will be available to view after it airs! In addition, all video segments will be available indefinitely in our C-SPAN Video Library. For more information about the C-SPAN Cities Tour and programming, visit and @CSPANCities on Twitter.