C-SPAN Programs Featuring Southern Miss, Hattiesburg to air May 21-22
Local segments featuring the history and non-fiction literary life of The University of Southern Mississippi and the city of Hattiesburg will air on BookTV (C-SPAN2, Comcast channel 104) and American History TV (C-SPAN3, Comcast channel 105) throughout C-SPAN's special Hattiesburg weekend May 21-22.
Working with its Comcast cable partners, Southern Miss and Visit Hattiesburg, C-SPAN producers visited various literary and historic sites, interviewed local and university historians, authors and Mayor Johnny DuPree March 25-29. The programming is part of C-SPAN’s 2016 Cities Tour.
*Southern Miss Special Collections Librarian Jennifer Brannock and others will show items and share stories from the University’s Civil Rights and Freedom Summer 1964 collection, the papers of former Mississippi Gov. Theodore Bilbo and the Oseloa McCarty Collection.
*Interview with Southern Miss history professor Dr. Susannah Ural about her book "Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades: Soldiers and Families in America's Civil War."
*Interview with Southern Miss history professor Dr. Heather Marie Stur about her book "Beyond Combat: Women and Gender in the Vietnam War Era."
*Interview with Southern Miss history professor Dr. Andrew Wiest about his book "The
C-SPAN’s 2016 Cities Tour takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. C-SPAN2 (BookTV) and C-SPAN3 (American History TV) feature the literary life and history of select cities during special weekends on the public affairs network. For more information, visit the http://www.c-span.org/series/?citiesTour and follow the program on Twitter @CSPANCities.