Hi y'all,

The following is a press release from C-SPAN about a program this Sunday on
the Library of Congress. I had a brief conversation with Meg Steele at
C-SPAN about their educational outreach initiatives.  This is the first of
more to come!  Check out their website (mentioned below) for more information.


This weekend the C-SPAN Networks launch Book TV on C-SPAN 2, 48
hours of continuous book programming every weekend on serious
nonfiction, including history, biography, children's books and the
publishing industry.

The inaugural weekend features a live program at
the Library of Congress on Sunday, September 13 from 1:00 pm to 6:00
pm ET on C-SPAN 2.

The afternoon will focus on the books and
historical aspects of the Library of Congress, with guests from the
Library of Congress, and viewer calls. The five-hour program will
include a look at some of the holdings in the Rare Book Room, a
walking tour of the Conservation Lab, and a discussion of the
National Digital Library.

In addition, author Anthony Pitch will discuss how he used the
holdings at the Library of Congress during the five years he
researched his book "The Burning of Washignton: The British Invasion
of 1814."

All C-SPAN-produced programs are copyright-cleared for educators to
tape and use in the classroom.

C-SPAN in the Classroom is a free membership service that provides
additional information and resources for using C-SPAN's programs as a
teaching tool. To learn more or enroll online, visit or e-mail: [log in to unmask]

400 N. Capitol Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 626-7967
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Judith K. Graves
Education Resources Specialist
National Digital Library Program
Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.  20540-1320
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(V)202/707-2562   (F) 202/252-3173