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Annapolis to be Showcased on National Television

C-SPAN will reveal Annapolis history and authors during week-long visit

WHAT:


Mayor Joshua J. Cohen, members of the Annapolis City Council, and Comcast representatives will welcome C-SPAN tomorrow as the national network prepares for a week-long visit to record and feature the history and literary life of Annapolis. C-SPAN representatives will reveal the stories and segments that will be explored. During their time in Annapolis, C-SPAN representatives will also conduct community and educational outreach.

The stories gathered by the video crews will later be shown on non-fiction book channel BookTV (on C-SPAN2- Comcast channel 104) and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3- Comcast channel 105) during C-SPAN’s special Annapolis weekend September 7 and 8.  

C-SPAN is available in standard definition in Annapolis on Comcast channel 20 and in high definition on channel 941.

WHO:

  • Mayor Joshua J. Cohen, City of Annapolis
  • Annapolis City Alderpersons
  • C-SPAN representatives
  • Comcast  representatives

WHEN:
Tuesday, July 16
1:00 p.m ET

WHERE:
Senator John C. Astle Conference Room
Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau
26 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401


BACKGROUND:

In partnership with Comcast, C-SPAN’s 2013 Cities Tour takes its Book TV and American History TV on the road. C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 are featuring the literary life and history of selected cities during special weekends on the public affairs network.

Working with their cable partners, C-SPAN’s producing team will take specially outfitted Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) into Annapolis, starting Monday, July 15, and visit various literary and historic sites, interviewing local historians, authors and civic leaders over the week.   

For more information, visit the LCV website at http://www.c-span.org/LocalContent/.
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City of Annapolis Contact:
Rhonda Wardlaw, Chief Communications Officer
Office: (410) 263-1183
Cell: (410) 562-8970
rwardlaw@annapolis.gov

Comcast Contact:
Julia Filz, Public Relations
Office: (410) 513-0453
Julia_Filz@cable.comcast.com

C-SPAN Contacts:
Debbie Lamb, Coordinating Producer
Cell: (202) 997-9807
dlamb@c-span.org

Laura Finch, Media Relations
Office: (202) 626-6129
lfinch@c-span.org

About Comcast Corporation: Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.

About C-SPAN: Created by the cable TV industry and now in 100 million TV households, C-SPAN programs three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C- SPAN Radio, heard in Washington DC and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video-rich website which hosts the C-SPAN Video Library. Visit http://www.c-span.org/.  ­­