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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for December 16: A Dickensian Tale

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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A DICKENSIAN TALE

Profile AmericaWednesday, December 16th. One of the most familiar and cherished Christmas stories has been around a long time — 172 years in fact. Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the 1843 publication of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," with sales starting on December 19. The first print run of 6,000 copies sold out in a week and the book has never been out of print. The tale about the reformation of Ebenezer Scrooge and his "Bah, humbug!" dismissal of the Christmas season became a solid holiday tradition over the years in the U.S. The story has been told on radio, on stage, in school programs, in the movies, and on television. It's a safe bet that "A Christmas Carol" will be aired this holiday season on many of the nation's 2,100 television broadcasting establishments. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.

Sources:

Publication/accessed 10/23/2015: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-christmas-carol-is-published 

Sales/accessed 10/23/2015: http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2009/dec/22/christmas-carol-flop-dickens 

TV broadcasting firms/NAICS 51512: http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2013_00A1&prodType=table

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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