C-SPAN to spotlight Lexington's literary and historic heritage

06/22/2015 04:33 PM

LEXINGTON – Lexington’s history and literary life are being highlighted by C-SPAN as part of their Cities Tour which airs on C-SPAN 2 and C-SPAN 3.

Crews are in the Lexington area this week, taking specially outfitted Local Content Vehicles, in partnership with Time Warner Cable, visiting various literary and historic sites interviewing local historians, authors and civic leaders.

C-SPAN was welcomed on Monday by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Time Warner Cable at a press conference to announce the producing of the segments, which will run anywhere from five to twenty minutes in length.

Gray says the city has a lot of interest to offer to C-SPAN viewers around the country.

“Our city was founded 240 years ago in 1775, one year before the Declaration of Independence was signed,” Gray said. “Henry Clay lived and worked and changed the landscape of this community.”

C-SPAN coordinating producer Debbie Lamb, who has traveled around the country producing the Cities Tour segments, says one area that will be highlighted will be the Lexington National Cemetery.

“We were looking at some of the political notables, and also John C. Breckinridge,” Lamb said. “We also visited some of Mary Todd Lincoln’s relatives and learned a little bit about them.”

The segments recorded in Lexington this week will air on BookTV/C-SPAN 2 and American History TV/C-SPAN 3 on July 18 and 19.

Time Warner Cable is the parent company of cn|2.

About Don Weber

Don Weber joined cn|2 when it launched back in May 2010 and soon became a reporter for Pure Politics. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and has spent many years covering everything from politics to sports. Don says he loves meeting new people everyday as part of his job and also enjoys the fact that no two days are the same when he comes to work. Don Weber can be reached at donald.weber@twcnews.com.

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