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C-SPAN to film in Fredericksburg this week
A C–SPAN crew will be filming in Fredericksburg next week for two programs that will air in September.
Filming is part of C–SPAN’s 2013 Cities Tour for its Book TV and American History TV cable programs.
Details on who and what the crew will film won’t be announced until Tuesday’s City Council meeting, C–SPAN spokeswoman Laura Finch said. However, Fredericksburg Mayor Mary Katherine Greenlaw said she will be interviewed Monday afternoon.
Greenlaw said she expected to talk about the city in general as well as about its history.
Karen Hedelt, Fredericksburg’s director of economic development and tourism, said she was asked by C–SPAN for the names of local authors and for information about the city’s historic sites and important landmarks.
The Cities Tour for 2013 is visiting small and mid-size cities in the United States. Its eastern team has been visiting the Mid-Atlantic region this year. It has already visited Alexandria and Virginia Beach, plus Columbia, S.C., Raleigh, N.C., and Dover, Del.
Filming in Fredericksburg will run from Monday through Wednesday, Finch said.
The Fredericksburg programs are scheduled to air the weekend of Sept. 21-22 on Book TV (C–SPAN 2, Cox channel 22) and American History TV (C–SPAN 3, Cox channel 23).
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