Keystone Stories: A Visit with Brian LockmanTuesday October 22, 2019
1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
To celebrate forty years of Pennsylvania Cable Network, the library welcomes President and CEO Brian Lockman to discuss his popular program, PA Books!
For more than twenty years and over 800 episodes, Mr. Lockman has interviewed authors to discuss the historical and cultural legacies of the Keystone State. From the American Revolution to the post-industrial present, and including some of the area’s most famous citizens like W.C. Fields and Andrew Mellon, PA Books is a living document of everything we were then and are now.
Brian will share some of his favorite books and will tell of some lesser-known scenes from our state’s rich history.
Come be a part of local history – right now!
Bio: Brian Lockman was named President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania Cable Network in February 1999. He joined PCN as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in November 1994 after more than fifteen years with C-SPAN. One of C-SPAN's original four employees, he served more than ten years as that network's Vice President of Operations.
During his tenure at C-SPAN, Mr. Lockman directed C-SPAN's first live coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, and produced C-SPAN's coverage of the aftermath of the 1991 military coup in the Soviet Union.
Since 1996 he has been on-air host of the weekly interview series “PA Books”, and is a frequent host of the “PCN Call-In” program. He is author/editor of five books, PCN Tours released in 2003, World War II: In Their Own Words and Pioneers of Cable Television both released in 2005, World War II Reflections released in 2009 and Arlen Specter: An Oral History released in 2016.
Location: Whitehall Community Room
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