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


Mayor Larry Wolgast and Cox Communications will welcome C-SPAN to Topeka on Tuesday, April 7th, at 12:30 p.m. CT at the Ritchie House 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 stay. During their time in Topeka, C-SPAN representatives will also conduct community and education outreach.

Local segments recorded throughout the week will air on non-fiction book channel Book TV (on C-SPAN2, Cox Communications channel 280) and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3, Cox Communications channel 281) during C-SPAN’s special Topeka weekend May 2-3.

WHEN: 12:30 p.m. CT, Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

WHERE: The Ritchie House 1116 SE Madison Topeka, KS 66612


  • Mayor Larry Wolgast
  • Dennis Clary, Cox Communications Senior Manager of Public Affairs
  • Ashley Hill, Representative/Producer, C-SPAN Cities Tour

BACKGROUND: In partnership with Cox Communications, C-SPAN’s 2015 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 Topeka, Kansas starting Monday, April 6th, visiting various literary and historic sites to interview local historians, authors and civic leaders over the week.

AIR DATES: Programming recorded in Topeka will air on Book TV/C-SPAN2 Cox Communications channel 280 and American History TV/C-SPAN3 Cox Communications channel 281 on May 2-3, 2015. C-SPAN is available in Topeka on Cox Communications channel 279.

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