Olympia Weekend is here! Comcast and C-SPAN partnered to produce a weekend’s worth of programming that allows for you to enjoy our state capitol from the comfort of your home.
The timing of it is a little unusual, since even a lot of people in Olympia are going to be watching a certain sporting event on Sunday afternoon. But the Olympia programs are a great alternative if you don’t follow football. If you do follow football, you can either set your DVR or enjoy www.c-span.org/LocalContent/Olympia (note: if you are reading this Friday, Jan. 31, that site might not be up yet)
Below is the programming that will air throughout this weekend:
Book TV Features:
BOOK TV Olympia Block: 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, on C-SPAN2 (Comcast Ch. 25)
- Learn about the Marbled Murrelet and the litigation surrounding its habitat.
- Hear author S.R. Martin, Jr. recount his families migration during the 1940’s from East Texas to San Francisco by way of Wyoming and Montana.
- Learn about the maritime history of the Puget Sound from author and historian, Chuck Fowler author of “Tall Ships on Puget Sound.”
- Tour the Special Collections of the Washington State Library
- Learn about Washington State’s 2004 gubernatorial race between Dino Rossi and Christine Gregoire.
- Hear about naturalist and explorer David Douglas, the namesake for the Douglas Fir Tree.
AHTV Olympia Block: 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, on C-SPAN3 (Comcast Ch. 150)
- Tour the Washington State Capitol Building
- Learn about the Boldt Decision, which secured Native American’s fishing rights on the Puget Sound in the 1970s.
- Learn about naturalist and explorer David Douglas.
- See the Murrow Brothers Exhibit at the State Capitol Museum.
- Tour Taylor Shellfish and learn about the history of the Olympia Oyster.
- Visit the Bigelow House, one of the oldest homes in Olympia.
- Hear Governor Jay Inslee (D) talk about the state’s economy and the impact of recent legislation.
- See the Grand Coulee to Grunge Exhibit at the Washington State Capitol.
If you happen to miss anything, all video segments will be available indefinitely on the C-SPAN Video Library site at www.c-span.org after they air this weekend.
For more information on the C-SPAN Cities Tour of U.S. cities, go to www.c-span.org/localcontent.