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September 29, 2009

C-Span to Cover author's presentation on "In Defense of Thomas Jefferson" for "Book TV" Series

Join the TV audience during the C-Span taping of a talk by author William G. Hyland Jr. about his new book, “In Defense of Thomas Jefferson,” at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 at WILLIAMSBURG Booksellers, 101 Visitor Center Dr.

The native Virginian will give a lecture on the controversy surrounding the nature of Thomas Jefferson’s relationship with Sally Hemings. C-Span is scheduled to be on hand to tape Hyland’s presentation for subsequent national broadcasts in their “Book TV” series.

Hyland is a former prosecutor and trial lawyer with more than 25 years of litigation experience. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., and his law degree from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Ala.

A book signing also will be held from 3-6 p.m. that day. “In Defense of Thomas Jefferson” is available in hardcover at Booksellers for $26.95.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit educational institution that preserves and operates the restored 18th-century Revolutionary capital of Virginia as a town-sized living history museum, telling the inspirational stories of our nation’s founding men and women. Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s Web site at

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