C-SPAN to film TV show in Palm Springs

May 1st, 2013 | by Kate McGinty | Comments
Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs circa 1954.

Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs circa 1954. (Courtesy of Palm Springs Historical Society)

C-SPAN will spend a week filming in Palm Springs to record a TV special on the city, the public affairs network announced this week.

As part of a series that explores the literary life and history of selected cities, C-SPAN will drive specially made “local content vehicles” around Palm Springs.

They will also interview “local historians, authors and civic leaders.”

Mayor Pro Tem Chris Mills and Director of Tourism Mary Jo Ginther will be among those speaking when C-SPAN starts filming in Palm Springs on Monday.

The network will announce more details then about which stories and segments will be explored, according to a press release sent out.

The footage will be aired during a special Palm Springs weekend June 1 and June 2 on the non-fiction book channel BookTV (on C-PSAN2) and on American History TV (on C-SPAN3).

Other featured cities include Providence, R.I.; Santa Fe, N.M., Mesa, Ariz. and nd Bakersfield, Calif. (See the full list and air dates here.)

RELATED: See our historical coverage of Palm Springs, which was published in honor of the city’s 75th anniversary this year.

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