AUGUSTA — C-SPAN producers are in capital area this week visiting various historic and literary sites and interviewing local historians, authors and state officials, with the resulting productions to be broadcast on two cable TV channels next month.

The results of Augusta visit will be broadcast on the cable network’s non-fiction channel BookTV on C-SPAN2, which in Augusta is channel 20, and history channel American History TV on C-SPAN3, which in Augusta is channel 149. The programming is scheduled to run during a special weekend focusing on Augusta on Oct. 6 and 7.

“We want a national audience to get a flavor of what makes up Augusta,” said Debbie Lamb, coordinating producer of C-SPAN’s “LCV Cities Tour.”

The visit is part of a regional series focusing on mid-size capital cities, for which C-SPAN producers are traveling in specially-detailed Ford Transit Connect vehicles the network calls Local Content Vehicles, or LCVs, equipped with digital cameras and editing equipment.

Three LCVs were at Augusta City Center for the kickoff of the week Monday. C-SPAN crews will also make presentations at Cony High School in Augusta and Winthrop High School.

Producers plan to visit the Blaine House, which is the governor’s mansion; learn about the history of the former Edwards Dam; tour Old Fort Western; interview local authors; and visit the Maine State Library and special collections at Colby and Bowdoin colleges.







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