Louisville will be highlighted on C-SPAN this weekend; with C-SPAN2's Book TV programming on Saturday at noon, and C-SPAN3's American History TV (AHTV), programming on Sunday at 5 p.m.
With the cooperation of C-SPAN’s local Time Warner cable partners, C-SPAN2's Book TV and C-SPAN3's American History TV will explore the literary culture, and history of Kentucky's largest city on August 3rd and 4th.
Highlighted below is the Louisville programming that will air throughout this weekend. In addition to having the below pieces sprinkled in throughout the weekend on the respective networks, both AHTV and BOOK TV will have a block of programming where all of the respective Louisville pieces for their networks will air.
C-SPAN2’s Book TV - SATURDAY, AUGUST 4th at 12 pm:
- John David Dyche – author of “Republican Leader: A Political Biography of Senator Mitch McConnell."
- African American history sites in the city with author Blaine Hudson – author of “Two Centuries of Black Louisville.”
- Carmichael’s Bookstore
- Author Jason Gainous “Rebooting American Politics: The Internet Revolution.”
- Dewey Clayton, author of “The Presidential Campaign of Barack Obama: A Critical Analysis of a Racially Transcendent Strategy.”
C-SPAN3’s American History TV (AHTV) – SUNDAY, AUGUST 5th at 5 pm:
- Abraham Lincoln’s 3 week visit to Farmington Plantation in 1841
- Filson Historical Society special collections
- Thomas Jefferson's ties to Kentucky with historian Tom Owen
- Locust Grove
- The Belle of Louisville Steamboat
- The Frazier History Museum’s Weapons Collection
- King Louis XVI of France
FULL DISCLOSURE: The McAdam homestead is located on what once was the Hayfield slave plantation. Back in 1841, when young Abe Lincoln visited his friend Joshua Speed, over at Farmington plantation, David Ward’s Hayfield would have been the Speed’s “next-door” neighbor. It is more than likely that Abe and Josh, while riding around the neighborhood that summer, would have stopped at the Hayfield springhouse for a cool drink of water. Our house was built on top of that old springhouse, and, while we will probably not be featured in the C-SPAN series, that pretty much explains why we get so much water in our basement.
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