This weekend is “Raleigh Weekend” on C-SPAN, the non-profit cable channel known for its coverage of Congress and other public affairs programs.
A crew from C-SPAN spent a week in Raleigh last month doing interviews and filming visits to libraries, museums and other local attractions, for programming set to air Saturday and Sunday on C-SPAN2, a non-fiction book channel, and C-SPAN3, a channel devoted to American history.
The segments will be sprinkled throughout other programming during the weekend, but two blocks of programming have been set aside to air all of the Raleigh coverage together: Saturday at noon on C-SPAN2 and Sunday at 5 p.m. on C-SPAN3.
All three C-SPAN channels require a cable or satellite TV subscription, but the local segments will also be posted on the C-SPAN website – www.c-span.org/LocalContent.
Some of the Raleigh segments include a tour of the State Capitol and the State Archives, the history of Shaw University, a visit to the Joel Lane Museum House and interviews with local authors Rob Christensen, Carol Peppe Hewitt, Carolyn Murray Happer and others.
C-SPAN2 can be found on channel 416 on Time Warner Cable; channel 351 on DirecTV; channel 231 on AT&T U-verse; and channel 211 on Dish Network.
C-SPAN3 can be found on channel 417 on Time Warner Cable; and channel 232 on AT&T U-verse.