C-SPAN To Put New Orleans In National Spotlight


NEW ORLEANS — C-SPAN is visiting New Orleans May 20-24 to feature the history and literary life of the city on the cable network’s non-fiction book channel BookTV (on C-SPAN2) and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3).

In conjunction with its Cox Communications cable partner, the C-SPAN Cities Tour producers will visit various literary and historic sites, interview local historians, non-fiction authors, and conduct education and community outreach in the area.

Local segments recorded during the week of May 20-24 will air on Book TV (on C-SPAN2; Cox Communications channel 110) and American History TV (on C-SPAN3; Cox Communications channel 111) on June 16-17 during a special feature New Orleans weekend.

New Orleans programming highlights include:

American History TV (on C-SPAN3) programming highlights:

  • National World War II Museum "Arsenal of the Democracy" Exhibit
  • Historic New Orleans Collection, "New Orleans the Founding Era" Exhibit
  • New Orleans Jazz Museum
  • Chalmette Battlefield

Book TV (on C-SPAN2) programming highlights:

  • Walter Isaacson
  • Kodi Roberts, "Voodoo and Power: the Politics of Religion in New Orleans"
  • Tennessee Williams and his time in New Orleans
  • …and more


C-SPAN’s 2018 Cities Tour takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. BookTV (on C-SPAN2) and American History TV (on C-SPAN3) are featuring the literary life and history of each of these selected cities during special weekends on the public affairs network.


The programs C-SPAN produces in New Orleans will air throughout a special New Orleans feature weekend June 16-17–literary programming on Book TV (on C-SPAN2, Cox Communications channel 110) and history programming on American History TV (on C-SPAN3, Cox Communications channel 111).

C-SPAN is available in New Orleans on Cox Communications channels 10 and 109.

For more information, visit the C-SPAN Cities Tour website and follow the program on Twitter @CSPANCities.

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