History, culture, politics

C-SPAN to feature Columbia in shows this weekend

From Staff ReportsMay 16, 2013 

Stories about Columbia’s history, culture and politics will be the focus of special programming Saturday and Sunday on C-SPAN.

Programs will be featured on C-SPAN’S Book TV and American History TV.

Watch special programs at 6 p.m. Saturday during Book TV programming and 5 p.m. Sunday during American History TV programming. Book TV/C-SPAN2 is Channel 71 in Columbia and American History TV/C-SPAN3 is digital channel 417 on Time Warner Cable, which is a co-sponsor of the Local Content programming series.

In April, C-SPAN producers spent a week in the Midlands interviewing notable authors, elected officials and historians.

The reports featuring on American History TV include interviews with Gov. Nikki Haley; John Bryan, author of a book on creating the South Carolina State House building; historian Bobby Donaldson on the 1961 civil rights march; and stories about Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s troops march through Columbia, in which half the city was burned. Other shows will feature tours of the former Columbia Mill, now the S.C. State Museum historical records housed in the SC. Department of Archives and History and the USC Horseshoe.

Book TV programming includes interviews with Billy Cate, a conservationist, who takes a tour through the Cowasee Basin; historian Marty Daniels, who will talk about the life of Mary Chestnut, the Civil War diarist; and historian Walter Edgar, who will talk about the state’s changing political landscape.

For more programming notes, visit www.c-span.org/

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