Mayor Sandi Bloem talks with Coeur d'Alene Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Steve Wilson at the Coeur d'Alene Library on Monday. (SR photo: Scott Maben)
The C-SPAN television crews fanning out in Kootenai County this week will explore the area's fur trading, logging and mining history, as well as learn about the old Fort Sherman and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. C-SPAN also will talk with local nonfiction authors, including Mike Bullard ("Lioness of Idaho: Louise Shadduck and the Power of Polite"), Jerry Dolph ("Wyatt Earp and Coeur d'Alene gold!: Stampede to Idaho Territory") and Julie Whitesel Weston ("The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death, and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town"). Another author to be interviewed for an upcoming C-SPAN Book TV program is City Councilman Dan Gookin, who wrote the first "...For Dummies" books, including "DOS for Dummies" and "PCs for Dummies."
C-SPAN producer Ashley Hill revealed some of the week's plans at a kickoff event this morning at the Coeur d'Alene Library. Mayor Sandi Bloem was there to welcome C-SPAN, which is working with Time Warner Cable as part of the public affairs network's 2013 Cities Tour.
Bloem said folks here like to showcase the people, places and history of Coeur d'Alene. "Let's show it off and show it off well," she said.
Programming will be assembled for C-SPAN's Book TV and American History TV programs. The Book TV stories will air Dec. 7 at 9 a.m. Pacific on C-SPAN2. The American History TV stories from Coeur d’Alene will air Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Pacific on C-SPAN3. Time Warner Cable carries all three C-SPAN channels locally.