C-SPAN2's Book TV Bus will roll into Kansas City for the first time on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, as part of the first annual Kansas City Literary Festival (KCLF) at Country Club Plaza. This visit to the area was organized and arranged by Time Warner Cable as part of their ongoing public service support of the non-profit C-SPAN Television Networks and commitment to the community.
A vehicle like no other, the Book TV Bus is a 45-foot custom built coach that serves as a mobile television studio and multi-media demonstration center. On board the Bus, visitors are shown the valuable resources offered by the public affairs network, C-SPAN, and specifically the 48 hours of nonfiction books aired every weekend on Book TV. Launched in September of 2005, the Book TV Bus has since traveled through 40 states and 236 cities, hosting over 81,000 visitors.
Book TV Bus Schedule:
Friday, May 18:
10am-12pm: Harry S. Truman Library, 500 W. US HWY 24, Independence, MO
This will be the 4th Presidential Library visit for the Book TV Bus
1pm-3pm: Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, KS
Bus crew is planning to interview author Dr. Hal Wert, Hoover, the Fishing President
6pm-7pm: Unity Temple, 707 W. 47th St, Kansas City, MO
Rainy Day Books is presenting a speech by author Michael Beschloss, Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989
7pm-8pm: KCLF VIP Reception at Tiffany’s & Co., 301 Nichols Rd., Kansas City, MO
This reception will feature a display of rare books from Linda Hall Library’s History of Science Collection including the original edition of Gaileo’s Dialogo
Saturday, May 19:
10am-6pm: 1st Annual Kansas City Literary Festival, Country Club Plaza
Bus will be parked on Pennsylvania near the Poetry stage. Time Warner and C-SPAN will be giving out 500 Book TV Tote bags to visitors to the Bus.
About Book TV
Every weekend starting Saturday, 8 am to Monday, 8 am ET, Book TV airs 48 hours of non-fiction book programming on a variety of topics including history, biographies, politics, current events, and the media. Book TV features author interviews, readings, and panels at bookstores, libraries, and book festivals across the country. For more information, visit the Book TV Web site at www.booktv.org.
C-SPAN, the political network of record, was created in 1979 by America's cable companies as a public service. C-SPAN is currently available in 90 million households, C-SPAN2 in 82 million households, and C-SPAN3 in more than 12 million households nationwide. For more information about C-SPAN, visit www.c-span.org.
About Time Warner Cable Kansas City
Time Warner Cable Kansas City offers the most advanced cable television services and the most popular high-speed Internet service to 580,000 homes and thousands of businesses in the seven-county Kansas City metropolitan area. The company also provides digital telephone services to residential customers. Time Warner Cable employs 925 people in its various Kansas City locations.