Sunday, April 3, 2005

Surprise Announcement by C-Span:

I just received the following announcement from Book Tv's executive producer. Ihave no idea what the program is all about. I had called Ms. Doebele twice last week and never heard back. Now I understand why....

Dear Dr. Lipstadt;

I'm writing to let you know that we have produced a program about your 2000 libel trial. It is scheduled to air on C-SPAN2 Book TV today, Sunday, April 3rd, at 4:30 pm eastern time (overnight re-air Monday morning at 3:00 am eastern time.) For more information you can go to our website at

Connie Doebele
Executive Producer
Book TV

The following information appears on Book TV's website:

After Words
A Weekly Look at Selected Book TV Programs

On Sunday, April 3 at 4:30 pm and Monday, April 4 at 3:00 am

Lipstadt/Irving Libel Trial
Description: Book TV presents a look at the 2000 libel trial between World War II writer David Irving and Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt. The trial is detailed in Dr. Lipstadt's newest book, "History on Trial." Guests include T.R. Reid of the Washington Post, who covered the trial, as well as video clips of Deborah Lipstadt and David Irving. Historian John Lukacs is also interviewed.

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