Hosted by our Cox Communications cable partners, C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles staff visited numerous locations to explore the history and literary culture of Providence, Rhode Island.
Over the weekend, watch special features on American History TV and Book TV highlighting Rhode Island's capital city.
On Book TV, Saturday, January 5 at 12pm ET
- The Providence Anthaneum as we explore this historic building and its library's special collections which chronicle the history of Rhode Island and the city of Providence.
- Cellar Stories Bookstore to see their rare books collection and to learn about the local literary scene.
- The health of U.S. Presidents while in office and how it impacts their decisions on health care issues from James Morone, author of "Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office."
- The influence of the mob in Providence from author Arlene Violet, former Rhode Island Attorney General, as she talks about her book "The Mob and Me: Wiseguys and the Witness Protection Program."
- The Rhode Island Historical Society's Special Collections Library.
- US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on his book "On Virtues."
- Author and Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Michael Stanton talk about his book "The Prince of Providence: The Rise and Fall of Buddy Cianci, America's Most Notorious Mayor."
- Robert Self, author of "All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s."