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July 15, 1995

Film About the Library To Air on the A&E History Channel

"Memory & Imagination: New Pathways to the Library of Congress," a one-hour documentary about the Library of Congress, is scheduled to air on the History Channel of the Arts & Entertainment Network on Monday, September 18, at 10 a.m. The program is scheduled to air again the same day at 3 p.m. and on Saturday, September 23, at 8 a.m.

"Memory & Imagination" was produced and directed by Julian Krainin for the Library of Congress. It received the Grand Award at the International Film & Television Festival of New York, and "Best in Show" at the CINDY awards and the Columbus International Film and Video Festival.

The film 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 the Library's vast resources electronically with the world.

Appearing in the production are Sam Waterston, Gore Vidal, Isaac Stern, Julia Child, Ted Koppel, Pete Seeger, James Watson, Francis Ford Coppola, Penn & Teller, Vice President Al Gore, Steve Jobs, Richard Wurman, Stewart Brand, Henry Steele Commager, Vartan Gregorian, Michael Feinstein, John Hope Franklin, and Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.

The History Channel is a new 24-hour cable programming service that features historical documentaries, movies, and miniseries. The History Channel is a part of A&E Television Networks, a joint venture of the Hearst Corporation, Capital Cities/ABC, and NBC.

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PR 95-100
7/15/95
ISSN 0731-3527

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