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Television producer Russ Barbour will present "Reconstructing Bill: The Story of Gov. William C.
Marland" at 6 p.m. May 7, in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol
Complex, in Charleston. The program is free and open to the public.

Barbour will tell the story of making the film "Reconstructing Bill" for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, which was the Best Documentary Feature at the 2009 West Virginia Filmmakers Festival. Marland was West Virginia's governor from 1953 to 1957, after having served as attorney general for the state. Three years in the making, the documentary features interviews with three of Marland's four children, two of his sisters and two former governors.

Barbour and audiovisual archivist Richard Fauss of the Archives and History Library will discuss
discoveries made along the way and share excerpts from a rarely seen archival film unearthed during the production of the film.

Named Filmmaker of the Year at the 2009 West Virginia Filmmakers Festival, Barbour is a graduate of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College and Marshall University, where he studied television production, broadcast journalism, religion and history. He has worked for West Virginia Public Broadcasting for more than 30 years, where he has worn several hats including videographer, editor, researcher, writer, director and producer. He has frequently collaborated with Fauss and other staff members at Archives and History.

On May 7, the library will close at 5 p.m. and reopen at 5:45 p.m. for participants only. For planning purposes, participants are encouraged to register for the lecture, but advance registration is notrequired. To register in advance, contact Bobby Taylor, library manager, at Bobby.L.Taylor@wv.gov or at 304-558-0230, ext. 163.