Tuesday, June 28, 2011

C-SPAN spends the week in Charleston

Producers are filming for a July weekend special

Posted by Susan Cohen on Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 12:35 PM

Keep an eye out this week for camera crews around Charleston: C-SPAN is coming to town. And while our local politics could make for some interesting television, they’re actually filming for BookTV (on C-SPAN2) and American History TV (C-SPAN3). While they’re here, producers will visit literary and historic sites and speak to local historians, authors, and civic leaders, according to a press release.

At 5 p.m. today, June 28, at the Charleston Library Society (164 King St.), network president Susan Swain will give opening remarks before a talk on South Carolina’s secession from the Union by author and historian Robert Rosen. It is open to the public.

The footage filmed over the next week will be broadcast as a Charleston feature weekend on July 30 and 31.

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