C-Span Will Shoot Segments in Pasadena Starting Sunday

Published : Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 5:24 AM

Pasadena possesses literary, historical, and architectural treasures that Washington D.C.-based C-SPAN wants to share with America.

“Since 2011, C-SPAN set a goal to get outside Washington D.C. and focus on cities,” said Debbie Lamb, the network’s coordinating producer, “to give back to our national audience and provide them with an inside look at places they might not have the chance to visit.”

Lamb and the C-SPAN crew will be in town from Feb. 3 to Feb. 7, and the fruits of their sojourn can be enjoyed on C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in March.

“We’re going there for the rich history and literary life, and there is a ton of that in Pasadena,” said Lamb in a Feb. 1 interview.

For the Pasadena shoot, programming highlights will include an interview with Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek and U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu (D). It will also feature a tour of Pasadena interview, with Sue Mossman, Executive Director, Pasadena Heritage.

On “Book TV” (C-SPAN2), programming will feature: Vroman’s Bookstore with Allison Hill; the Albert Einstein Papers Project at Caltech; author Michael Alvarez of “Nonpartisan Primary Election Reform: Mitigating Mischief;” author Roberta Martinez of “Latinos in Pasadena;” The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, with Sandra Brooke; and other stories.

On “American History TV” (C-SPAN3), programming highlights will include: the Pasadena Museum of History and the history of diversity in Pasadena; the Gamble House; a history of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory with Blaine Baggett; Pasadena’s Black History Celebration with Kenny James; a history of the Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses with David Eads and Laura Farber; and African-American heritage featuring Pastor Lucious Smith.

The “Book TV” segments will run on Saturday, March 2, starting at 9 a.m. The “American History TV” offering will air in a special block starting at 11 a.m., March 3.

C-SPAN is available in Pasadena on Spectrum channel 173.