WT Faculty to be Featured on C-SPAN2

Feb. 12, 2020

CONTACT: Debbie Lamb, coordinating producer for C-SPAN 202-625-7969

WT Faculty to be Featured on C-SPAN2's Amarillo Weekend

AMARILLO, Texas--On Feb. 15, C-SPAN2’s Book TV, non-fiction literary offerings from the city, will air together in one block beginning at 4:30 p.m. The programs included are listed below.

  • Mayor Ginger Nelson talks about the development of Amarillo
  • Amy Von Lintel, author of "Georgia O’Keeffe’s Wartime Texas Letters"
  • Claudia Stuart, author of "African Americans in Amarillo"
  • Nick Gerlich, co-author of "A Matter of Time- Route 66 Through the Lens of Change"
  • Brian Ingrassia, author of "The Rise of Gridiron University: Higher Education's Uneasy Alliance with Big-Time College Football"
  • The John L. McCarty Papers with Cindy Wallace, Reference Librarian of the Amarillo Public Library's Bush-Fitzsimon Room

On Feb. 16, all C-SPAN2 history programming from the city will air on American History TV (C-SPAN3) beginning at 1 p.m. The programs included are listed below.

  • Visit Palo Duro Canyon with Jeff Davis, Assistant Park Superintendent
  • Learn about Kansas City's Influence on Amarillo from Amy Von Lintel, co-curator of the Panhandle-Plains Museum's "Cattle, Cowboys & Culture" exhibit
  • Hear about the city of Amarillo from Mayor Ginger Nelson
  • Discover the history of the Pantex Plant from WWII through the Cold War from Katie Braughton, Cultural Resources Senior Associate at the Pantex Plant
  • Ride along Route 66 in Amarillo with Nick Gerlich, author of "A Matter of Time- Route 66 Through the Lens of Change"
  • Explore the Indigenous People of the Great Plains with Bill Mercer, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
  • Tour Historic Amarillo Santa Fe Depot with Jerry Danforth, Director of Facilities for the City of Amarillo

In addition to the individual segments airing on their respective networks, they will also air together during the following dates and times:

  • Book TV (on C-SPAN2) block: Feb. 15, 4:30 p.m. (on Suddenlink channel 27)
  • American History TV (on C-SPAN3) block: Feb. 16, 1 p.m. (on Suddenlink channel 379)

Visit the C-SPAN Cities Tour page, where all Amarillo segments are available to view after they air. 

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