C-SPAN is visiting Tacoma June 4 to 8 to feature the history and non-fiction literary life of the city on the cable network’s non-fiction book channel BookTV (on C-SPAN2) and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3).
In conjunction with its partners at the local Comcast offices in Pierce County, the C-SPAN Cities Tour producers will visit various literary and historic sites, interview local historians, non-fiction authors and conduct education and community outreach in the area.
Local segments recorded during June 4 to 8 will air on BookTV (on C-SPAN2, Comcast channel 25) and American History TV (C-SPAN3, Comcast channel 150) throughout C-SPAN’s special Tacoma weekend August 5-6.
Tacoma programming highlights include:
American History TV (on C-SPAN3) programming highlights:
- Great Hall of Washington History Exhibit with Gwen Whiting, Washington State History Museum. Topics include: History of Lumber, Maritime History, Native Americans and International shipping and trade
- Story of the Prairie Line Trail– The Northern Pacific Railway with historian, Michael Sullivan
- Tacoma Narrows Bridge (1940) – Engineering history – with historian, Michael Sullivan
- Women’s History Consortium Collections – Washington State Women’s Suffrage – Emma Smith DeVoe with Susan Roher, Washington State History Museum
- Tacoma Method: Chinese Expulsion & Reconciliation with history professor, Andrew Gomez
Book TV (on C-SPAN2) programming highlights:
- Fighting for Dreams that Mattered: An Autobiographyby author Harold Moss
- Emerging from Turbulence: Boeing and Stories of the American Workplace Todayby authors Leon Grunberg and Sarah Moore – University of Puget Sound
- Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare– by author Marian Harris Ph.D. – University of Washington Tacoma
- Rails to Paradise a History of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad 1890-1919 (2005) by author Russell Holter, Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation
- God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Prison Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarcerationby author Tanya Erzen – University of Puget Sound
- Trapped in Mediocrity: Why Our Schools Aren’t World-Class and What We Can Do About It by author Katherine Baird, University of Washington Tacoma
- Trying Home: The Rise and Fall of an Anarchist Utopia on Puget Soundby authors Justin Wadland, University of Washington Tacoma
C-SPAN’s 2017 Cities Tour takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. C-SPAN2 (BookTV) and C-SPAN3 (American History TV) 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 Tacoma will air throughout a special Tacoma feature weekend August 5 to 6. Literary programming will air on Book TV (on C-SPAN2, Comcast channel 25) and history programming will air on American History TV (on C-SPAN3, Comcast channel 150). C-SPAN is available in Tacoma on Comcast channel 24 & 645.