C-SPAN Reveals Detroit History and Highlights Authors on C-SPAN Cities Tour: Exploring the American Story

If you are a history buff and you love learning about Detroit’s history, then you may find C-SPAN’s upcoming documentary special of interest.

The weekend of June 15 – 16, C-SPAN will feature special programming on Detroit. From discussions on Henry Ford and the Motor City to Detroit’s literary and jazz music scene, a variety of topics will be featured on The C-SPAN Cities Tour — Exploring the American Story.

In mid-May, C-SPAN visited Detroit to interview local historians like Charlie LeDuff and Heather Ann Thompson on various Detroit-related historical topics.

The television network also visited the Detroit Historical Museum and a few of Detroit’s African American historical sites to include in the T.V. special.

Here are a few Detroit programming highlights:

  • Detroit Historical Museum’s “America’s Motor City” Exhibit
  • The Henry Ford “Made in America: Power” Exhibit
  • Tour of Detroit’s African American Historical Sites
  • Detroit/Windsor Border Crossing
  • Interview with Charlie LeDuff, “Detroit: An American Autopsy”
  • Interview with Heather Ann Thompson, “Whose Detroit?: Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City”
  • Interview with M.L. Liebler, “Heaven Was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Beyond”

The C-SPAN 2019 Cities Tour takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. Every first and third weekend of each month, Book TV (on C-SPAN2) and American History TV (on C-SPAN3) feature the literary life and history of selected cities.

Detroit’s special feature will air on Book TV (on C-SPAN2, Comcast channel 104) and American History TV (on C-SPAN3, Comcast channel 105). C-SPAN is also available in Detroit on Comcast channels 96 and 1125.

You can visit C-SPAN’s Cities Tour website here for additional information about the special programs.


All images are courtesy of C-SPAN

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