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Salem to be in National Spotlight

C-SPAN to reveal Salem history and highlight authors during week-long visit

Salem, Oregon at night
Salem, Oregon at night. Photo by Tim King

(SALEM) - Mayor Anna Peterson, Comcast and the Willamette Heritage Center will welcome C-SPAN to Salem on Tuesday, February 4 at the Willamette Heritage Center Mill as they kick off a visit to record and feature the city’s history and literary life.

    At Tuesday’s event, C-SPAN representatives will reveal the stories and segments that will be explored by the national network during their week-long stay. During their time in Salem, C-SPAN representatives will also conduct community and educational outreach.

    Local segments recorded throughout the week will air on non-fiction book channel Book TV (on C-SPAN2, Comcast channel 25) and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3, Comcast channel 106) during C-SPAN’s special Salem weekend March 1-2.


2:30 p.m. PT, Tuesday, February 4, 2014



Willamette Heritage Center Mill, Dye Room

1313 Mill Street SE

Salem, OR




  • Mayor Anna Peterson
  • Sam Wegner, Executive Director, Willamette Heritage Center
  • Doug Cooley, Director of Government Affairs, Comcast Oregon/Southwest Washington Region
  • Ashley Hill, C-SPAN



In partnership with Comcast, C-SPAN’s 2014 Cities Tour takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 are featuring the literary life and history of each of these selected cities during special weekends on the public affairs network.


Working with its cable partners, the C-SPAN producing team will take specially outfitted Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) into Salem, Ore., starting Monday, February 3, visiting various literary and historic sites to interview local historians, authors and civic leaders over the week.



Programming recorded in Salem will air on Book TV/C-SPAN2 (Comcast channel 25) and American History TV/C-SPAN3 (Comcast channel 106 ) on March 1 and 2, 2014. C-SPAN is available in Salem on Comcast channel 24 and HD channel 645.


For more information, visit the C-SPAN Cities Tour website and the C-SPAN Cities Tour Twitter page.




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