The Library has made available on its Web site a series of video segments from "American Presidents: Life Portraits," produced by the C-SPAN public service cable network.
From the launch of "American Presidents: Life Portraits" on March 15, 1999, C-SPAN has relied on the Library of Congress for guest experts and documentary materials. The series includes interviews with Library curators and makes extensive use of the Library's manuscript collections, which include the papers of 23 presidents.
Video segments on George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James Polk, Millard Filmore, James Garfield, Chester Arthur, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley and Woodrow Wilson are currently available through the Library's Web site. New segments will go online at www.loc.gov/loc/cyberlc as they are produced and aired by C-SPAN.
In November, Dr. Billington will lead C-SPAN on a tour of the stacks of the Library's Manuscript Division. This is a rare opportunity to see original presidential letters, diaries, speeches and other official documents. Phone lines will be open for viewers to talk with the Librarian and his team of presidential experts. For more information on this special program, see the Library's regularly updated Web site, "The Library Today," at www.loc.gov/today.