At 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5 (UPDATED TIME!), the National Geographic Channel will bring Livingstone's expertise to television screens around the country when it features her in its documentary Engineering the Impossible: Chartres Cathedral. Editing of the documentary recently concluded, but a dream had already been realized for Livingstone months ago.
"The opportunity to relate one's vision of the past to a universal audience is every historian's dream," Livingstone said. "I am thrilled."
National Geographic selected Livingstone for the documentary after learning of her expertise on the general history and social aspects of the gothic cathedral located 50 miles southwest of Paris in the town of Chartres. Livingstone traveled to France on Nov. 20, 2006, for filming, during which time she was asked to share historical backdrops in laymen's terms on the cathedral. Topics of discussion included its construction, the clergy, medieval society, the role of the community in the life of the cathedral and the social history of the people at the time.
"National Geographic was incredibly well prepared and delightful to work with throughout the production," Livingstone said. "It was a very exciting opportunity."
The program may be shown at other times this month as well. Check the listings on the National Geographic Channel Web site for details.
Written By: Karen Gerboth
Photo By: Robbie Gantt
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