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

+ 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.

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

+ 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

+ The historic New York State Capitol building

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

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

+ 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

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