|C-SPAN Book TV Bus comes to Quad Cities; Public Invited for Tour; Open House|
|News Releases - General Info|
|Written by Phyllis Peters|
|Monday, 17 September 2007 12:30|
MEDIACOM BRINGS THE C-SPAN2 BOOK TV BUS
Interactive, mobile “Television Studio on Wheels” to stop at library and farmers market
Schedule of Book TV Bus in Quad Cities -- Free and Open to the Public:
Tuesday, September 18th
Wednesday, September 19th
C-SPAN2's Book TV Bus will make its Quad Cities debut on Tuesday, September 18th and Wednesday, September 19th. Mediacom Communications is hosting the visit to give area residents an inside look at this custom-built coach that is part of the public service programming offered by the non-profit C-SPAN Television Networks.
A vehicle like no other, the Book TV Bus is a 45-foot coach that serves as a mobile television studio and multi-media demonstration center. Due to the national impact of the Iowa Caucuses, C-SPAN hopes to show local visitors the valuable resources offered by the public affairs networks, and specifically the 48 hours of nonfiction book programming aired every weekend on Book TV (C-SPAN 2).
“We invite the public to the Book TV ‘Open House’ to see how this network offers a comprehensive, in-depth look at the work being done by today’s top nonfiction authors and their impact,” said Cari Fenzel, Mediacom’s regional vice president in Moline. “C-SPAN programs are a contrast to a media environment based on sound bytes, and we’re proud that Mediacom and the cable industry provide the support for this privately-funded network.”
Launched in September of 2005, the Book TV Bus has since traveled through 41 states and 260 cities, hosting over 100,000 visitors.
About Book TV
Every weekend starting Saturday, 8 am to Monday, 8 am ET, Book TV airs 48 hours of non-fiction book programming on a variety of topics including history, biographies, politics, current events, and the media. Book TV features author interviews, readings, and panels at bookstores, libraries, and book festivals across the country. For more information, visit the Book TV Web site at www.booktv.org.
C-SPAN, the political network of record, was created in 1979 by America's cable companies as a public service. C-SPAN is currently available in 90 million households, C-SPAN2 in 82 million households, and C-SPAN3 in more than 12 million households nationwide. For more information about C-SPAN, visit www.c-span.org. Mediacom subscribers in the Quad Cities area will find C-SPAN on channel 2 and C-SPAN2 on channel 43.
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