For the fifth time in two years, the cable network C-SPAN will visit Flagler College and record interviews of four professors speaking on their books, ranging in scope from religion to civil rights history, journalism, and the life of Henry Flagler.
C-SPAN’s visit is part of its “2015 C-SPAN Cities Tour,” where it covers the history of a particular city as well as its local authors and libraries. In its own words, “the Cities Tour takes Book TV and American History TV on the road.”
“We travel to selected cities to feature the history and literary life of these communities,” said Debbie Lamb, C-SPAN coordinating producer. “We’ve chosen cities that are rich with history and have interesting local literary communities, but not often featured on the national scene. With our visit to each, we hope to bring a little of their heritage to our nationwide audience.”
During their visit between March 22 and 26, they will interview the following:
Dr. Timothy Johnson, distinguished professor of religion on his book “From La Florida to La California: Franciscan Evangelization in the Spanish Borderlands;”
Dr. Michael Butler, assistant professor of history on his book “Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Northwest Florida;”
Dr. Thomas Graham, retired professor emeritus of history on his biography “Mr. Flagler’s St. Augustine;”
Tracey Eaton, assistant professor of communication on his book “Bubba Toothed Bandit: Tale of a Texas Bank Robber.”
The programming will air throughout the weekend of April 18 to 19. The history segments will air on American History TV on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments will air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. In addition, C-SPAN will air special St. Augustine programming blocks: C-SPAN2 BookTV block on April 18 at 12 p.m. EST and C-SPAN3 AHTV block on April 19 at 2 p.m. EST.
C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) is a private non-profit company, created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service. C-SPAN receives no government funding; operations are funded by fees paid by cable and satellite affiliates who carry C-SPAN programming.