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Tyler to be in National Spotlight

March 12, 2018


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 8, 2018
 
Tyler to be in National Spotlight
C-SPAN in partnership with Altice USA reveals Tyler history and highlights authors during weeklong visit
 
The Honorable Mayor Martin Heines and telecommunications company Altice USA, which provides Suddenlink-branded TV, phone and internet services in the Tyler metro area, will welcome C-SPAN to Tyler on Monday, March 12, at 11:30 a.m. in the State Room at City Hall, located at 212 N. Bonner Ave., as they kick off a visit to record the history and non-fiction literary life of the town on the cable network’s non-fiction book channel BookTV (on C-SPAN2) and history channel American History TV (on C-SPAN3).
 
In partnership with Altice USA, C-SPAN producers will reveal the stories and segments that will be explored by the national network.  During their time in Tyler, C-SPAN producers will visit various literary and historic sites, interview local historians, non-fiction authors and conduct educational and community outreach in the area.
 
Local segments recorded during the week of March 9 through 12 will air on BookTV on C-SPAN2 and on American History TV on C-SPAN3 throughout C-SPAN's special Tyler weekend, May 5 and 6. Altice USA’s Suddenlink customers in the Tyler area can access C-SPAN2 on Suddenlink channel 27 and C-SPAN3 on Suddenlink channel 379.
 
 
WHEN:                 Monday, March 12 at 11:30 a.m.
 
WHERE:               Tyler City Hall
                                State Room
                                212 N. Bonner Ave.
                                Tyler, TX 
              
REMARKS:           Mayor Martin Heines, Tyler, Texas
                                Skip Ogle, Altice USA
Debbie Lamb, C-SPAN
 
v. Media welcome on shoot locations. C-SPAN producers available for in-studio and on-location interviews
 
BACKGROUND:
C-SPAN’s 2017 Cities Tour takes Book TV and American History TV on the road. BookTV (on C-SPAN2) and American History TV (on C-SPAN3) are featuring the literary life and history of each of these selected cities during special weekends on the public affairs network.
 
AIR DATES:
The programs C-SPAN produces in Tyler will air throughout a special Tyler feature weekend May 5-6 -- literary programming on Book TV (on C-SPAN2) and history programming on American History TV (on C-SPAN3).  Altice USA’s Suddenlink customers in the Tyler area can access C-SPAN2 on Suddenlink channel 27 and C-SPAN3 on Suddenlink channel 379.
 
 
For more information, visit the C-SPAN Cities Tour website and follow the program on Twitter @CSPANCities.
 
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C-SPAN Contacts:
Debbie Lamb, Coordinating Producer (on-site in Tyler)
765-426-4452 dlamb@c-span.org
 
Robin Newton, Media Relations
202-626-8910 rnewton@c-span.org
 
Altice Contact:
Kristen Blank, Corporate Communications
929-418-4358 Kristen.Blank@alticeusa.com
 
About C-SPAN:
Created by the cable TV industry and now in nearly 100 million TV households, C‐SPAN programs three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C‐ SPAN Radio, heard in Washington D.C., at 90.1 FM and available as an App (Android, iPhone, Blackberry); and a video‐rich website offering live coverage of government events and access to the vast archive of C‐SPAN programming. Visit https://www.c-span.org/.
 
About Altice USA:
Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, delivering broadband, pay television, telephony services, Wi-Fi hotspot access, proprietary content and advertising services to approximately 4.9 million residential and business customers across 21 states through its Optimum and Suddenlink brands. Visit http://www.alticeusa.com



 
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