American Exclave Point Roberts

Residents of Point Roberts, Washington told their story about the hardships created by living in the area, and the consequences of Manifest… read more

Residents of Point Roberts, Washington told their story about the hardships created by living in the area, and the consequences of Manifest Destiny and America’s westward expansion in the 1800s. Point Roberts, known locally as “Point Bob” or "The Point", is considered a geopolitical oddity. It is part of the United States, but not physically connected, and it lies south of the 49th parallel, which forms the Canada-U.S. border. In 2013, nearly 1500 American citizens live on the island. 



C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Bellingham, Washington, from December 9-12 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast local 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

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

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American Exclave Point Roberts

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Program ID:
316827-1
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Vignette
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 4, 2014
Last Aired:
Aug 4, 2014

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  • Jan 04, 2014 | 11:45am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 05, 2014 | 5:12pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 06, 2014 | 7:46am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 17, 2014 | 9:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 18, 2014 | 2:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 03, 2014 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 04, 2014 | 4:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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