C-SPAN visitng Spokane to highlight city history

SPOKANE, Wash. - C-SPAN is visiting Spokane, July 2-6, to feature the history and non-fiction literary life of the city. 

Local segments recorded next week will air on Book TV (C-SPAN2) and American History TV (C-SPAN3) on September 2-3, which will be C-SPAN's special Spokane weekend.

The C-SPAN Cities Tour producers will visit a handful of literary and historic sites throughout the Lilac City, interview local historians and non-fiction authors, and conduct education and community outreach. 

Highlights of the visit include:

  • An interview with Honorable Mayor David Condon.

American History TV (C-SPAN3) highlights:

  • The Campbell House - topics include: mining, Spokane commerce and trade, labor, and more...
  • History of Bing Crosby & Childhood Home
  • Gonzaga University Archives & Special Collections
  • The Historic Davenport Hotel
  • Honor Point Military & Aerospace Museum
  • History of Expo `74
  • ...and more

Book TV (C-SPAN2) highlights:

  • The May Hutton Collection with Nancy Engle at the Northwestern Museum of Arts & Culture
  • African Americans in Spokane, by author Jerrelene Williamson
  • Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest, by author Jack Nisbet
  • Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America, by author Linda Hunt
  • Spokane: Our Early History Under All is the Land, by author Tony Bamonte
  • ...and more