Book Discussion on Crawfish Bottom

Doug Boyd talked about his book documenting the demolition of the Crawfish Bottom area of Frankfort along the Kentucky River and the… read more

Doug Boyd talked about his book documenting the demolition of the Crawfish Bottom area of Frankfort along the Kentucky River and the displacement of its residents. Misconceptions about the community helped make it a target for urban renewal projects that replaced the neighborhood with the city’s Capital Plaza in the mid-1960s. Douglas Boyd, the author of Crawfish Bottom: Recovering a Lost Kentucky Community, was interviewed at the Old State Capital.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) on their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” were in Frankfort, Kentucky, on March 28-31 and August 1-3, 2011, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Frankfort Plant Board local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Boyd, Douglas A. Director University of Kentucky->Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

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Book Discussion on Crawfish Bottom

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Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
First Aired:
Aug 27, 2011
Last Aired:
Aug 29, 2011

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  • Aug 27, 2011 | 2:19pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 27, 2011 | 11:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 28, 2011 | 3:50am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 28, 2011 | 4:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 28, 2011 | 7:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 29, 2011 | 5:20am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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