Tune in for Sioux Falls Weekend on C-SPAN

Tune in this weekend as Sioux Falls is featured on C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3.

The C-SPAN Cities Tour came to Sioux Falls, and now Book TV and American History TV will highlight the history and literary life of our city.

The two channels will air the individual pieces of the story throughout the course of the weekend, and they will also air all of the respective pieces together in special blocks:

• Book TV Sioux Falls Block: Saturday, November 4, at 5 p.m. (on C-SPAN2, Midco channel 19)

• American History TV Sioux Falls Block: Sunday, November 5, at 1 p.m., ET (on
C-SPAN3, Midco channel 159)

Listed below are the schedules for the individual programs:

Friday, November 3: Washington Journal on C-SPAN
• Interview with Mayor Mike Huether airing between 6 and 9 a.m.

Saturday, November 4: Book TV (on C-SPAN2) at 5 p.m.
• In Broken Landscape: Indians, Indian Tribes, and the Constitution, author Frank Pommersheim examines past legal cases and legislation that have interpreted and misinterpreted tribal sovereignty.
• In Outlaw Dakota, author Wayne Fanebust shares the story of Judge Peter Shannon, the man sent by President Ulysses S. Grant to bring order to the area when South Dakota was considered a lawless land where “frontier justice” came in many forms.
• Interview with Jon Lauck about his book, From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920–1965 – The Center for Western Studies—Augustana University.
• Sam Kean shares the story of his book, Caesar’s Last Breath: Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us. – Siouxland Libraries, Downtown Branch.
• Learn about Little Business on the Prairie: Entrepreneurship, Prosperity, and Challenge in South Dakota from author Bob Wright – The Center for Western Studies—Augustana University.
• Driving tour of Sioux Falls with historian Jon Lauck highlighting the city’s historical locations.

Sunday, November 5: American History TV (on C-SPAN3) at 1 p.m.
• The Old Courthouse Museum featuring information about Fort Dakota from director Bill Hoskins, exploring the story of the U.S. military’s role in the West and Midwest as tensions grew between American Indians and white settlers in the 1860s. The segment includes stories about what life was like for the soldiers, the conflicts they were involved in, and the fort’s history.
• Driving tour of Sioux Falls with historian Jon Lauck highlighting the city’s historical locations and talking about the city today.
• Feature on Senator Richard Pettigrew from Bill Hoskins, Pettigrew Home and Museum director.
• Tour the Voices of the Northern Plains exhibit with Harry Thompson, executive director of The Center for Western Studies—Augustana University.
• Interview with South Dakota Senator John Thune (R-SD) from the Sanford Pentagon.

In addition to the programs that will air on television, C-SPAN is creating a special Sioux Falls city page (which will be available soon) at, where each segment will be available to view after it airs. All video segments will be available indefinitely in the C-SPAN Video Library.

For more information about the C-SPAN Cities Tour and programming, visit and Twitter @CSPANCities.