Cable TV DVR Alert/Reminder. Assuming you have cable TV – and hopefully DVR service with your provider – you should set your DVR today to record CSPAN-3 (that’s different from CSPAN 1 and CSPAN 2) for 2:05PM Eastern time tomorrow (Sunday 3/15) for the first airing of the interview with Tim Brooks and Bill Doggett recorded in LA.A. last month. It runs about 9 minutes. The subject is Tim’s new book “The Blackface Minstrel Show in Mass Media: 20th Century Performances on Radio, Records, Film and Television.” (Wonderful book).
The show will be repeated twice more. Here is the link to the details and times.
Note that CSPAN (a free government channel) was funded by the private cable companies and so you need to have cable TV to watch that channel.
Meanwhile the US Postal service JUST delivered my copy of a new 2-CD (and 40 pages booklet) companion product for Tim’s book (on Archeophone Records). It was just released this week and I’m anxiously looking forward to reading/listening to it.