C-SPAN to reveal Austin history and highlight authors during week-long visit

| November 25, 2014 | |

Austin to be in National Spotlight
C-SPAN to reveal Austin history and highlight authors during week-long visit


At the LBJ Presidential Library, 9:00 am CT


Mayor Lee Leffingwell and Time Warner Cable will welcome C-SPAN to Austin on Wednesday, December 3rd in the Brown Room at the LBJ Presidential Library as they kick off a visit to record and feature the city’s history and literary life.

At Wednesday’s event, C-SPAN representatives will reveal the stories and segments explored by the national network during their week-long visit starting Monday, December 1st.  During their time in Austin, C-SPAN representatives will also conduct community outreach.

Local segments recorded throughout the week will air on non-fiction book channel Book TV (on C-SPAN2, Time Warner Cable channels 226) and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3, Time Warner Cable channel 227) during C-SPAN’s special “Austin Weekend” January 3-4, 2015.


9:00 a.m. CT, Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 — Reception catered by Under the Oaks 


Brown Room at the LBJ Presidential Library

2313 Red River Street

Austin, TX 78705


  • Mayor Lee Leffingwell
  • Mark Updegrove, Director of the LBJ Presidential Library
  • Representative from Time Warner Cable
  • Ashley Hill, C-SPAN


In partnership with Time Warner Cable, C-SPAN’s 2014-2015 Cities Tour takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 are featuring the literary life and history of each of these selected cities during special weekends on the public affairs network.

Working with its cable partners, the C-SPAN producing team will take specially outfitted Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) into Austin, Texas, starting Monday, December 1st, visiting various literary and historic sites to interview local historians, authors and civic leaders over the duration of the visit.


Programming recorded in Austin will air on Book TV/C-SPAN2 (Time Warner Cable Channel channels 226) and American History TV/C-SPAN3 (Time Warner Cable channel 227) on January 3-4, 2015.  C-SPAN is available in Austin on Time Warner Cable Channel channels 18, 225.

For more information, visit the C-SPAN Cities Tour website and the C-SPAN Cities Tour Twitter page.

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Time Warner Cable Contact: 

Melissa C. Sorola
Director, Public Relations
Time Warner Cable

C-SPAN Contacts:

Ashley Hill, Producer/Representative, C-SPAN Cities Tour (on-site)
Cell: 304-545-0753 [email protected]

Debbie Lamb, Coordinating Producer
Cell: 765-426-4452  [email protected]

Renee Kelly, Media Relations
Office: 202.626.4648 [email protected]

About Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services.  Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising sales arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.twc.comwww.twcbc.com andwww.twcmedia.com.

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/

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