Albany C-SPAN segments

A quick follow up about the Albany weekend on C-SPAN: You can watch the segments from the weekend on YouTube.

As you might expect, they are very C-SPAN. Calm. Quiet. Considered. But there's some interesting stuff. Embedded above is a BookTV segment with William Kennedy -- it's basically 11 minutes of him unspooling threads about Albany history. There are other interviews, and also what are more or less video tours. This segment from the State Archives has an interesting bit about archivists are working to preserve some very old and damaged documents.

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