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May 28, 2006
Mark Farkas
C-SPAN Producer "The Capitol"
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Mark Farkas is the Executive Producer for C-SPAN.

Farkas served as Executive Producer of
C-SPAN's Peabody Award winning series American Presidents: Life Portraits, a 41-week series exploring the lives of America's leaders. Farkas was also lead producer for the network's '98 series on the American journey of French author Alexis de Tocqueville, The Alexis de Tocqueville Tour; and the '95 series on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates, a re-enactment of the 1858 senate debates between Abraham Lincoln and Senator Stephen A. Douglas.

Farkas has been employed with C-SPAN for over 20 years. He began his career at the public affairs network in 1984 as a Field Production Manager and Director. Over the years, he has worked on a variety of projects including C-SPAN's election night coverage for the '96, '98 and '00 elections, and special programming on presidential inaugurations, life inside New York's Sing Sing prison, Native American culture and steam-boating on the historic Delta Queen. Throughout 1993 and 1994, he went on the road with the C-SPAN School Bus to produce a series of segments on history, culture and America. He has also traveled internationally for C-SPAN's coverage of the British House of Commons, and to Japan for the network's look at the Japanese Diet.

A native of Virginia, Farkas is a graduate of the College of William and Mary. Before joining C-SPAN, he worked in production at Tribune Broadcasting.

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Info: Mark Farkas provides a behind the scenes look at the production of the upcoming C-SPAN series, "The Capitol." Also, we discuss Mark's career at C-SPAN, his life and his involvement in the production of this series. Mark's latest special is a comprehensive look at the U.S. Capitol.

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