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A Few Programming Notes

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The next several days are busy ones for the Library of Congress regarding our national television profile.

First, the Library was featured prominently last night in the season premiere of ?History Detectives? on PBS. Our vast resources and preservation experts were a key to solving some of the mysteries behind a 1913 poster for a women?s suffrage march. (See the transcript here, PDF format.)

Then tomorrow night, June 27, at 9 p.m. EDT, PBS stations nationwide (check your local listings) will broadcast the concert tribute to Paul Simon, winner of the first Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. I?ve been blogging about this rather incessantly, almost since this site first launched.

Rounding out the week, on Sunday, July 1, C-SPAN?s ?Q&A? program will feature a one-hour interview with Librarian of Congress James Billington, who celebrates 20 years as Librarian on Sept. 14, 2007. C-SPAN founder and CEO Brian Lamb taped the interview yesterday at the Library in front of an audience of invited members of the American Library Association, whose annual conference is winding down in D.C.

And if all goes according to plan, we?ll soon have another big national television opportunity to talk about, which is coming up July 3. More when we get closer to the date, but I?m quite excited about this one!

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