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March 20, 1998

Library of Congress Documentary to Air on History Channel

"Memory and Imagination: New Pathways to the Library of Congress," a one-hour documentary produced by the Library of Congress, is scheduled to air on The History Channel on Saturday, May 23, at 8 a.m. The History Channel can be seen in almost 45 million households.

"Memory and Imagination" has received the Grand Award for "Best Information Production" at the International Film and TV Festival of New York, as well as many other awards.

The production explores the role of the Library of Congress, the world's largest library, as the "memory bank of mankind" and examines the implications of new technologies for sharing its vast resources with the world.

The show includes appearances by Sam Waterston, Gore Vidal, Isaac Stern, Julia Child, Ted Koppel, Pete Seeger, Dr. James Watson, Francis Ford Coppola, Penn & Teller, Vice President Albert Gore Jr., Steve Jobs, Richard Wurman, Stewart Brand, Henry Steele Commager, Vartan Gregorian, Michael Feinstein, John Hope Franklin, and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.

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PR 98-049
ISSN 0731-3527

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