November 23, 2014

C-SPAN and Mediacom to Spotlight Jefferson City

2012 “LCV Cities Tour” Will Highlight Community’s History

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. May 24th, 2012 – The Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau and local cable operator Mediacom, today announced that Jefferson City is one of six American cities chosen by C-SPAN to be featured in nationally-televised programs that will showcase the city’s history and literary life. C-SPAN, a commercial-free public affairs network founded and funded by the cable industry, will send a team of video-journalists to Jefferson City on June 4-8 to conduct interviews and film historical landmarks that will culminate in a series of programs to be broadcast three weeks later during a dedicated “Jefferson City weekend” on BookTV (CSPAN2) and American History TV (CSPAN3).

C-SPAN calls its initiative the “2012 LCV Cities Tour,” in reference to the use of “Local Content Vehicles” (LCVs) and mobile video journalists who are dispatched to capture the history and literary life of unique American cities. In conjunction with its local partner, Mediacom, C-SPAN selected Jefferson City as one of six south-central American cities with a rich heritage that may not be widely familiar to a national television audience.

“C-SPAN launched its LCV Cities tour in an effort to complement the network’s program offerings for American history buffs and non-fiction book lovers,” said Susan Swain, C-SPAN co-president. “Jefferson City is rich with history and has interesting local authors. The other component is C-SPAN’s close partnership with Mediacom. Together, we want to present various aspects of Jefferson City’s vibrant heritage to a nationwide audience.”

C-SPAN is kicking off its week-long visit to Jefferson City on Monday, June 4th with a Meet & Greet at G2 Gallery Catering Events, located in the historic Lohman Opera House on High Street, which was built in the mid 1880s. The Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau and Mediacom will host the private event. City leaders and media representatives are invited to gather for an introduction to the C-SPAN team and project. The event is scheduled for 4-5:30 pm and will feature light hors d’oeuvres and presentations from city officials, the C-SPAN team and local historians.

During the kick-off event, officials will unveil the series of local landmarks, tours and civic leader interviews that will be included during the content-gathering week. The special features on Jefferson City are scheduled to air on C-SPAN2’s BookTV on Saturday, June 30th at 11am CT and C-SPAN3’s American History TV on Sunday, July 1st at 4pm CT.

“We were thrilled to be selected for this opportunity to share Jefferson City history on a national platform,” said Convention & Visitors Bureau sports/film manager Chris Wilson. “As people across the country view the C-SPAN programming, it will undoubtedly create interest in our community, which we hope will translate into more visitors choosing Jefferson City as a travel destination.”

For more information about the LCV Cities Tour stop in Jefferson City, or if you are a media representative interested in attending the Meet & Greet, please contact Ryan Winkler, Convention & Visitors Bureau communications manager, at (573)632-2820 or ryan@visitjeffersoncity.com.

About the Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) was founded in 1989 to maximize the positive economic impact of visitor dollars to the community by effectively marketing the Jefferson City area as a desirable convention and tourism destination. Visit the Jefferson City CVB online at: www.VisitJeffersonCity.com.