Bend to Be in National Spotlight

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C-SPAN to reveal Bend history and highlight authors during week-long visit. City Manager Eric King, Deschutes County Historical Society and BendBroadband will welcome C-SPAN to Bend on Monday, March 3 at the Tower Theatre as they kick off a visit to record and feature the city’s history and literary life. 

At Monday’s event, C-SPAN representatives will reveal the stories and segments that will be explored by the national network during their week-long stay. During their time in Bend, C-SPAN representatives will also conduct community and educational outreach. 

Local segments recorded throughout the week will air on non-fiction book channel Book TV (on C-SPAN2, BendBroadband channel 62/HD channel 662) and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3, BendBroadband channel 63) during C-SPAN’s special Bend weekend April 5-6. 

WHEN:

11:30 a.m. PT,  Monday, March 3 

WHERE:

Tower Theatre835 NW Wall StBend, OR 97701 

Remarks:

•  City Manager Eric King

•  Kelly Cannon-Miller, Executive Director, Deschutes County Historical Society

•  Amy Tykeson, President & CEO, BendBroadband/ C-SPAN Board Member

•  Ashley Hill, C-SPAN 


BACKGROUND:

In partnership with BendBroadband, C-SPAN’s 2014 Cities Tour takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 are featuring the literary life and history of each of these selected cities during special weekends on the public affairs network. 

Working with its cable partners, the C-SPAN producing team will take specially outfitted Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) into Bend, Ore., starting Monday, March 3, visiting various literary and historic sites to interview local historians, authors and civic leaders over the week. 

AIR DATES:

Programming recorded in Bend will air on Book TV (on C-SPAN2, BendBroadband channel 62/HD channel 662) and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3, BendBroadband channel 63) on April 5 and 6, 2014. C-SPAN is available in Bend on BendBroadband channel 61 and HD channel 661. 

For more information, visit the C-SPAN Cities Tour website and the C-SPAN Cities Tour Twitter page.   

About BendBroadband: BendBroadband is a family-owned, local company serving Central Oregon since 1955. A leader in the cable and broadband sectors, the company offers an extensive range of broadband, fiber connectivity, cable television and telephone services for commercial and residential customers.

Central Oregon facilities include more than 2000 miles of fiber and coax infrastructure. Services include metropolitan optical Ethernet, T-1/PRI and hosted PBX services. High-speed Internet options provide speeds up to 100 Mbps, with 1 GigE offerings available. In 2011, the company opened the BendBroadband Vault, a Tier III, SSAE 16, LEED Gold, Energy Star certified datacenter with hosted storage for primary site and disaster recovery needs, equipment colocation and managed services.

BendBroadband was among the first companies in the United States to convert to a 100% digital video signal and offers a spectrum of video services, including multi-room DVR and TV Everywhere service to tablets and mobile devices. BendBroadband focuses its corporate contributions and sponsorship efforts on youth, and by supporting an array of arts and entertainment in Central Oregon.  In the community, BendBroadband provides extensive local sports coverage, civic programming and local features created and produced by Zolo Media.

About C-SPAN: Created by the cable TV industry and now in 100 million TV households, C-SPAN programs three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C- SPAN Radio, heard in Washington DC and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video-rich website which hosts the C-SPAN Video Library.

Visit www.c-span.org/.

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