This morning, NCTA’s own Mark Bell appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to discuss the CableCares initiative. Mark appeared via webcam from the main branch of the New Orleans Public Library. Hours later, C-SPAN delivered 1,300 non-fiction, public policy books on behalf of C-SPAN 2’s Book TV and the cable industry.
You can watch the video of his appearance on C-SPAN’s website.
C-SPAN is just one of many organizations that are helping out with this effort. We’d also like to recognize the efforts of A&E, Comcast, Cox, CSG Systems, ESPN, Hallmark, Juniper Networks, OpenTV, Qubo Channel, SeaChange, Time Warner Cable, and WE tv.
When we decided to that we wanted to do something for New Orleans, we asked what was needed. We were told that getting books back on library shelves was a big priority. Working together with Cable in the Classroom, we’ve organized a three-pronged book and educational video drive.
- Bring a copy of your favorite elementary school level book and add it to Book Mountain (more about that is later).
- For every donation of $250, we can outfit an entire classroom with a complete set of classroom books requested by the teachers.
- Yeah, we love books, but we are in the multimedia business, so you can donate multimedia works to the shelves of New Orleans school libraries and media centers.