C-SPAN reveals Asheville history and highlights authors during weeklong visit

Press release from C-SPAN: 

C-SPAN is visiting Asheville, NC March 18-21 to feature the history and 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 Spectrum cable partner, 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 Asheville segments recorded March 18-21 will air April 21-22.

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

Asheville programming highlights include:

Interview with Mayor Esther Manheimer
Interview with State Senator Terry Van Duyn

American History TV (on C-SPAN3) programming highlights:

  • Biltmore Estate
  • Hood Huggers Tours
  • Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove
  • History of the Grove Park Inn
  • Warren Wilson College Mountain Music Collection
    …and more

Book TV (on C-SPAN2) programming highlights:

  • Thomas Wolfe Memorial State Historic Site
  • Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Grove Park Inn
  • Denise Kiernan, “The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II”
    …and more

C-SPAN’s 2018 Cities Tour takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. BookTV (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 Asheville will air throughout a special Asheville feature weekend April 21-22–literary programming on Book TV (on C-SPAN2, Spectrum channel 226) and history programming on American History TV (on C-SPAN3, Spectrum channel 227).  C-SPAN is available in Asheville on Spectrum channels 6, 37, and 225.

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

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