Library to show extensive television coverage of 2012 Olympics

July 13, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's University Libraries will be showing extensive coverage of this summer's Olympic Games in London beginning with the Opening Ceremony on July 27. The games will be shown in the News and Microforms Library (NML), located on the ground floor of Patee Library, west, next to MacKinnons Cafe. Programming will appear on three televisions in the lounge area and one in the Film Viewing Room.

This special programming will feature broadcasts from many countries, in many languages, capturing the true international flavor of the world's biggest sporting event. For a full schedule of broadcasts, go to http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/nml/tvnewsarea.html.

At the beginning of fall semester, the NML will feature political coverage for the upcoming U.S. presidential elections, and will include the Republican National Convention from Aug. 27 to 30, and the Democratic National Convention from Sept. 3 to 6. News broadcasts of both events on different networks will run from 6 to 9 p.m., in the television lounge. Political news coverage will return in October, for a multi-network showing of the presidential and vice-presidential debates, and on Nov. 6 for election night coverage. Viewers can enjoy different perspectives and compare coverage of these memorable events.

For more information, contact Jackie Dillon-Fast at jud18@psu.edu or Ashoo Kumar at axk5@psu.edu or call 814-863-0377.

  • Penn State's University Libraries will be showing extensive coverage of this summer's Olympic Games.

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Last Updated July 24, 2012