PCN president hosting 20 years of ‘PA Books” at Shaler North Hills Library

Brian Lockman, Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) president and CEO, is touring Shaler North Hills Library (SNHL) as part of a statewide excursion discussing his 20 years hosting the “PA Books” tv application specializing in newly posted literature protecting the nation’s records, human beings, and tradition.

During his three p.M. Oct. 24 presentation, Lockman will share some of his favored memories from more than 850 interviews with authors for the show and train guests about lesser-recognized Pennsylvania historical facts. Patrons can have the opportunity to win “PA Books” products by answering trivia questions. A query-and-answer session will follow. The library will provide refreshments for the duration of the unfastened occasion.

One of C-SPAN’s authentic 4 personnel, Lockman started “PA Books” upon becoming a member of PCN.

“At the time he joined PCN, it becomes a struggling instructional community which he speedy evolved into the nation’s pre-eminent state cable network built at the C-SPAN version,” in line with an information release announcing Lockman’s upcoming March 2020 retirement from PCN.


He formatted the PCN series further to C-SPAN’s “BOOK TV” software, Felicia Duger, PCN advertising coordinator, said.

“It’s just a one-on-one communication and it’s extra for the writer to speak about it (the ebook). The host tries to talk approximately it as low as feasible, but every now and then he’ll ask main questions to maintain the episode shifting,” she stated of the display filmed at PCN’s Camp Hill, Pa., studio.

According to Lockman, sportswriter Jim O’Brien has appeared the most at the display at nine times, accompanied through mystery author Lisa Scottoline and Anabaptist lecturer and creator Donald Kraybill, tied at six instances.

Lockman has written the following books: “PCN Tours: A Companion to the Popular Television Series,” “World War II: In Their Own Words: An Oral History of Pennsylvania’s Veterans,” and “World War II Reflections: An Oral History of Pennsylvania’s Veterans.” He co-wrote “Pioneers of Cable Television” and “Arlen Specter: An Oral History.”

Lockman’s tour stops encompass libraries, Rotary and Lions golf equipment.

“It is our fortieth anniversary. PCN opened its doorways in September of 1979, and as a part of this party for the yr, he wanted to go around and do talks approximately ‘PA Books.’ … He’s been hosting it for twenty years. … We started out with (Cleve J.) Fredricksen (Library) in Camp Hill and it went over nicely, so we determined to spread it over the nation,” Dugger said.

“Shaler North Hills Library has always been supportive of nearby authors and we’re excited to host Brian Lockwood who has been talking with Pa. Authors for two decades. The kingdom has a top-notch history of authors — from David McCullough to Rachel Carson to Stewart O’Nan and Thomas Sweterlitsch. It will be captivating to listen of the authors Mr. Lockwood has met and what he discovered from the interviews,” Beth Lawry, library adult services manager said.

Perry Campbell

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