Albany weekend on C-SPAN

c-span albany on uss slaterThe product of C-SPAN's recent wonk through of Albany will show up this weekend on C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3.

The segments produced here as part of the network's "Local Content" tour will be "sprinkled throughout the weekend," but they'll also be shown in two blocks. Here's the schedule...

This is compressed list of the topics. For more detailed info, see C-SPAN's website.

C-SPAN2 - BookTV - Saturday at noon

Visit
+ The New York State Writers Institute.
+ The New York Talking Book and Braille Library.
+ The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza.

Learn about
"O Albany" with author William Kennedy.

Tour
+ SUNY Albany Library Special Collections and its death penalty books and artifacts collection.

Hear
+ Author Sally Friedman talk about her book "Dilemmas of Representation: Local Politics, National Factors, and the Home Styles of Modern US Congress Members."
+ Author Jack Casey on his book "Kateri Tekakwitha: Lily of the Mohawks."
+ Author and Port Commissioner of Albany Robert Cross talk about "Shepherds of the Sea." (It sounds like this will involve the USS Slater.)

C-SPAN3 - American History TV (AHTV) - Sunday at 5 pm

Tour
+ The historic New York State Capitol building

Visit
+ The September 11th Exhibit at the New York State Museum.

See
+ Early American documents from the collections of the New York State Archives
+ Abraham Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

Explore
+ The USS Slater

____

It looks like segments will be posted online. In fact, the C-SPAN website is already showing thumbnails for them, but they're not watchable yet because they're marked private. It sounds like they'll be available for viewing sometime later on Friday.

photo: C-SPAN

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Tips for buying firewood?

Wade asks: I'm looking for a reliable source of high quality seasoned firewood. Does anybody have a firewood guy they would recommend? Delivery preferred but... (more)

Walk/don't walk

In an opinion piece over at the Times Union, Walkable Albany's Andrew Neidhardt urges the city of Albany to change its use of pedestrian signal... (more)

Chad Orzel: Breakfast With Einstein

Check it out: Union College physics professor/science writer Chad Orzel has a new book out today called Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday... (more)

Morning Blend

Fatal shooting in Albany + Albany police say a 28-year-old man was fatally shot near the intersection of the Judson Street and Second Street (map)... (more)

A big chunk of downtown Albany was just sold, and there are some big plans for the buildings

A large group of historic properties were sold in downtown Albany this month, and the deal could be a major milestone in the ongoing transformation... (more)

Recent Comments

I've seen a steady increase in cycling trips along Madison Ave. after the road diet. I've been one of those riders, too. It's made summertime trips from my house to the Point on Madison that much faster than walking, and there's really no need to drive that short distance - thereby saving a spot for another patron. I've not only enjoyed the F out of the trip, but burned a few calories, too, which considering my diet, is much needed. I'm very very pleased with this effort and thank CDTA, CDPHP and CDTC for their efforts in making this happen. I'm resolving to make MORE trips in 2019!

The new Zaitoon Kitchen location is open

...has 3 comments, most recently from June E Thorpe

Morning Blend for Dec 11

...has 1 comment, most recently from Bob

Bike share grew in both use and reach this year -- here's what CDTA's thinking about for next year

...has 7 comments, most recently from jake

Here's when the seasons really start and end in the Albany area*

...has 2 comments, most recently from Ra

The Albany Public Library is eliminating late fines for books and other items

...has 20 comments, most recently from Ra