The public affairs network C-SPAN is coming to Laramie. It is part of their 'C-SPAN Cities Tour Exploring the American Story.' Crews are traveling the country to feature the literary life and history of American cities. The programs C-SPAN produces in Laramie will air during a special Laramie weekend November 2-3.

The network will be in Laramie October 6 through 10 to record the history and non-fiction literary life of the city for the network’s non-fiction book channel Book TV (on C-SPAN2) and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3).

In conjunction with the local cable provider, Spectrum, the C-SPAN Cities Tour producers will visit various literary and historic sites, interview local historians, and non-fiction authors in the area.


Some of C-SPAN's planned segments include:

  • Interview with Mayor Joe Shumway
  • Visits to Laramie Plains Museum – Ivinson Mansion & Grounds
  • Visits to Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse EcoSanctuary
  • Visits to Wyoming House for Historic Women
  • Visits to Wyoming Territorial Prison Historic Site

Discussions with local authors are also planned:

  • Jeff Lockwood, author of "Behind the Carbon Curtain: The Energy Industry, Political Censorship, and Free Speech"
  • David Kruger, "J. C. Penney: The Man, the Store, and American Agriculture"
  • Tracy Owens Patton and Sally Schedlock, "Gender, Whiteness, and Power in Rodeo: Breaking Away from the Ties of Sexism and Racism"
  • Renee Laegreid, "Women on the North American Plains"

Local segments recorded during the visit will air on Book TV (on C-SPAN2, Spectrum channels 19 and 618) and American History TV (on C-SPAN3, Spectrum channels 13 and 619) on November 2 and 3.

"C-SPAN's Cities Tour takes our Book TV and American History TV on the road. On the first and third weekend of each month, we'll feature the literary life and history of a selected city. Working with our cable partners, our producing team will take specially outfitted Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) into each city, visiting various literary and historic sites as we interview local historians, authors, and civic leaders. We'll also meet with students, teachers, elected officials, and organizations to talk about C-SPAN's mission in covering public affairs programming, and what the local connections are to national politics." C-SPAN Website

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