C-SPAN ANNOUNCES PROGRAM TO SPOTLIGHT HARRISBURG’S HISTORY AT PRESS CONFERENCE TUESDAY AT CITY HALL

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The Honorable Mayor Eric Papenfuse and Comcast will welcome C-SPAN to Harrisburg on Tuesday, October 18 at 11:00 am ET at City Hall Atrium as they kick off a visit to record the history and non-fiction 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).

“We welcome C-SPAN to Harrisburg and look forward to having our city’s rich history and culture promoted throughout the nation. This is truly a chance for Harrisburg to shine and for millions of people to learn about the importance of Pennsylvania’s capital in the history of this great nation,” Mayor Papenfuse said.

In conjunction with its Comcast cable partners, C-SPAN producers will reveal the stories and segments that will be explored by the national network. During their time in Harrisburg, C-SPAN 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 Oct 17-20 will air on BookTV (C-SPAN2, Comcast channel 104) and American History TV (C-SPAN3, Comcast channel 105) throughout C-SPAN’s special Harrisburg weekend, January 21-22.

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. ET, Tuesday, October 18, 2016

WHERE: City Hall Atrium
10 North Second St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101

REMARKS: The Honorable Eric Papenfuse
Todd Eachus, Sr. Director External & Government Affairs, Comcast
Debbie Lamb, Coordinating Producer, C-SPAN

 Media welcome on shoot locations. C-SPAN producers available for in-studio and on-location interviews

BACKGROUND:
C-SPAN’s 2016 Cities Tour takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. C-SPAN2 (BookTV) and C-SPAN3 (American History TV) are featuring the literary life and history of each of these selected cities during special weekends on the public affairs network.

AIR DATES:
The programs C-SPAN produces in Harrisburg will air throughout a special Harrisburg feature weekend January 21-22–literary programming on Book TV (on C-SPAN2, Comcast channel 104) and history programming on American History TV (on C-SPAN3, Comcast channel 105). C-SPAN is available in Harrisburg on Comcast channel 4.

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

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City of Harrisburg Contact:
Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, City of Harrisburg
717-255-3015 jdavis@cityofhbg.com

Comcast Contact:
Robert Grove, VP of Public Relations, Keystone Region
412-589-6081 robert_grove@comcast.com

C-SPAN Contact:
Debbie Lamb, Coordinating Producer (on-site in Harrisburg)
765-426-4452 dlamb@c-span.org

Robin Newton, Media Relations
202-626-8910 rnewton@c-span.org
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About Comcast Corporation:
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About C-SPAN: Created by the cable TV industry and now in 100 million TV households, C-SPAN programs three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C- SPAN Radio, heard in Washington DC and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video-rich website which hosts the C-SPAN Video Library. Visithttp://www.c-span.org/.

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