O. Henry Museum

Michael Hoinski talked about the Austin, Texas, home of writer William Sydney Porter, also known as O. Henry, and the role of Austin in Mr. Porter’s writing.… read more

Michael Hoinski talked about the Austin, Texas, home of writer William Sydney Porter, also known as O. Henry, and the role of Austin in Mr. Porter’s writing. Best known for his short story The Gift of the Magi, Mr. Porter lived in Austin with his family during the late 1800's. While working in Austin, Porter was arrested and charged with embezzlement at a local bank. It was while serving his sentence at an Ohio penitentiary that Porter began writing under the adopted name O. Henry.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Austin, Texas, from December 2-6, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Time Warner Cable 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

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  • The gift of the Magi
    O. Henry; illustrated by P. J. Lynch
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323160-1
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Tour
Location:
Austin, Texas, United States
First Aired:
Jan 03, 2015 | 12:20pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 16, 2015 | 11:51am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jan 03, 2015 | 12:20pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 04, 2015 | 9:23am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 05, 2015 | 6:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 15, 2015 | 12:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 16, 2015 | 11:51am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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