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American Writers: a journey through history is a permanent archive for educators, researchers and every one interested in the writers featured in the  C‑SPAN series.

Suspension of C-SPAN's "American Writers" Series

Monday, September 24, 2001

Effective immediately, C-SPAN is postponing the second half of our American Writers series until the Spring of 2002. This decision was made in response to unfolding events in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

The American Writers series is logistically intensive—an eight camera, two-and-and-half hour, live telecast on—location each week from a different historic site. Events in the past two weeks have made it clear that for the foreseeable future, C-SPAN needs to dedicate our complete editorial attention to providing long-form coverage of the national response to this serious situation.

We are proud of the 60 hours of quality historical programming which the American Writers has produced thus far, and of the enthusiastic response from the local communities which served as sites for our live productions. We look forward to a time when we can resume the series with energy and commitment.


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