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Las Cruces to be in National Spotlight 2018

C-SPAN reveals Las Cruces history and highlights authors during weeklong visit

Mayor Ken Miyagishima and Comcast will welcome C-SPAN to Las Cruces at noon on Monday, June 4, in Council Chambers at Las Cruces City Hall, 700 N. Main St. as they kick off a visit to record the history and non-fiction literary life of the city on the cable network’s non-fiction book channel Book TV (on C-SPAN2) and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3).

In conjunction with its Comcast cable partner, C-SPAN producers will reveal the stories and segments that will be explored by the national network. During their time in Las Cruces, C-SPAN producers will visit various literary and historic sites, interview local historians, non-fiction authors and conduct educational and community outreach in the area.

Local segments recorded during the week of June 3-6 will air on Book TV (on C-SPAN2, Comcast channel 18) and American History TV (on C-SPAN3, Comcast channel 105) on August 18-19 during a special feature Las Cruces weekend.

WHEN: Monday, June 4th, 2018 Noon

WHERE: Las Cruces City Hall City Council Chambers 700 N Main Street Las Cruces, NM 88001

REMARKS: Mayor Ken Miyagishima Chris Dunkeson, Area Vice President, Comcast Ashley Hill, Producer/Community Relations Representative, C-SPAN Media welcome on shoot locations. C-SPAN producers available for in-studio and on-location interviews

BACKGROUND: C-SPAN’s 2018 Cities Tour takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. Book TV (on C-SPAN2) and American History TV (on C-SPAN3) are featuring the literary life and history of each of these selected cities during special weekends on the public affairs network.

AIR DATES:

The programs C-SPAN produce in the city will air throughout a special Las Cruces feature weekend August 18-19--literary programming on Book TV (on C-SPAN2, Comcast channel 18) and history programming on American History TV (on C-SPAN3, Comcast channel 105). C-SPAN is available in Las Cruces on Comcast channels 17 and 809.

For more information, visit the C-SPAN Cities Tour website and follow the program on Twitter @CSPANCities.