C-Span2 & BookTV


Right before I was scheduled to tape my lecture for C-Span’s BookTV at the Louisiana Book Festival, I got a text from a dear friend telling me that they were leaving their job to start producing porn.

I know some people nervous about public speaking say it’s best to visualize your audience naked or in their underwear (I never employ this technique – too distracting), but I went in to the lecture thinking about a whole lot more than nudity or holey boxer shorts.

Anyway, the book festival was a blast. I had so much fun participating.

It was also on All Saints Day so I committed myself to wearing this dress by Trashy Diva to mark the occasion.


It was also very chilly and windy; I drove up to the festival in a hoodie and jeans and once I changed…. Brrr… Not a lot of planning on my part. Luckily had an old sweater in the car.

So, porn on the brain, chilly dress, wind-blown hair….lights, camera, action!

The show airs this Saturday, starting at 11am Central Time (and re-airs at 11pm Central) and runs about 4 hours and 15 minutes. In the New Orleans area, C-Span 2 is channel 110 on Cox Cable. It can also be viewed online at C-Span2 Live. Here is the schedule for the lectures – I am in some GOOD company!

From their website:

Book TV attended this year’s Louisiana Book Festival held in Baton Rouge.  We covered eight authors talking about their books.  Each author spoke for approximately 30 minutes.

Here’s the line-up (in order of appearance):

James Cobb, Jr., author of “Flood of Lies: The St. Rita’s Nursing Home Tragedy”

Michael Martin, author of “Russell Long: A Life in Politics”

Richard Campanella, author of “Bourbon Street: A History”

Gary Krist, author of “Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans”

Robert Mann, author of “Working Congress”

Michael Ross, author of “The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era”

Judith Gentry, author of “I Cannot Forget: Imprisoned in Korea, Accused at Home”

Sally Asher, author of “A History of Crescent City Street Names”

So, according to their schedule, and depending on the actual running time of each segment, I should go on as early as 2:30pm, or in the next few minutes after that. Sometime in the 2:30-2:45 timeframe it will begin, and will end a bit after 3.  Please tune in!

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