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Laramie’s history and literature to be featured on C-SPAN

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CASPER, Wyo. — Laramie Weekend, showcasing Laramie and the University of Wyoming’s history and nonfiction literary life of the city, will be featured on C-SPAN Friday-Sunday, Nov. 1-3.

Laramie Weekend is part of C-SPAN’s Cities Tour, which features local authors for the cable network’s Book TV on C-SPAN2 and American History TV on C-SPAN3.

The C-SPAN Cities Tour producers visited various literary and historic sites, and interviewed local historians and nonfiction authors in the Laramie area earlier this month.

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Laramie Mayor Joe Shumway’s segment will kick off Laramie Weekend Friday, Nov. 1, airing on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal program between 5-8 a.m.

Shumway’s segment will also is available online at the C-SPAN Cities Tour website after it airs.

“Local historians/authors will be featured on either Book TV Saturday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m.;” said a UW press release. “Or on American History TV Sunday, Nov. 3, at noon.”

Scheduled to be featured on American History TV will be:

  • Laramie Plains Museum.
  • Deerwood Ranch Wild Horse EcoSanctuary.
  • Wyoming House for Historic Women.
  • Wyoming Territorial Prison historic site.

Featured on Book TV will be authors and their books:

  • UW Professor Jeff Lockwood, “Behind the Carbon Curtain: The Energy Industry, Political Censorship and Free Speech.”
  • David Kruger, UW librarian, “J.C. Penney: The Man, the Store and American Agriculture.”
  • UW Professor Tracy Owens Patton and UW graduate Sally Schedlock, “Gender, Whiteness and Power in Rodeo: Breaking Away from the Ties of Sexism and Racism.”
  • UW Professor Renee Laegreid, “Women on the North American Plains.”

“The C-SPAN Cities Tour explores the American story,” UW says. “Traveling the country to feature the literary life and history of American cities on Book TV and American History TV channels the first and third weekend of each month.”