What does C-SPAN cover?
C-SPAN covers LIVE gavel-to-gavel floor
proceedings of the U.S. House of
C-SPAN2 covers LIVE gavel-to-gavel floor
proceedings of the U.S. Senate. C-SPAN3 covers public affairs
events, congressional hearings and history programming.
When the House and Senate are out of session, we carry LIVE or taped events
on our networks ranging from Press Briefings to Congressional Hearings to
Speeches and News Conferences related to public affairs.
How will I know when an event will air on TV?
Outside of our LIVE coverage of Congress, we air events as time in our
schedule permits. A program may air up to four times, and will air at different
times of the day and night to reach the widest range of viewers. Because of the
nature of LIVE events, it is difficult to schedule programs in advance. We
recommend that you go to our TV Schedules link in the top left corner of our home
page and check for updates throughout the day. You will also find Schedule
Updates on our television networks every 15 to 30 minutes announcing upcoming
programs a few hours in advance.
What if I miss an airing on TV?
If you miss an airing on TV, it is possible that the program may air again.
We recommend that you go to our TV Schedules link in the top left corner of our home
page and check for updates throughout the day. You may also watch a missed
program at our website by going to our home page and checking the Recent
Programs section, or by visiting the Video
Library link in the top right corner of our home page to search a wider
range of video.
How do I find a program in the Video Library?
There are a number of ways to search for online videos:
How far back does C-SPAN's Video Library go?
All programming that has aired on C-SPAN since 1987 (160,000 hours) is now
available online in Flash video format. Many programs aired since 2003 have
searchable text integrated with the Flash player, allowing the viewer to
immediately navigate to the video that corresponds with the words in the text.
All congressional committees and presidential appearances in 2008 display the
text alongside the video with the speakers and questions indexed.
I’d like to see previous Congressional content online, where do I
Chronicle, accessible through the Video Library, provides an extensive
video and text collection of all House and Senate floor proceedings dating back
to 1993. Search by person, date, or bill to find what interests you.
How do I order a Video, Congressional Directory, Merchandise, or
Transcript? Where do I call if I have an order question?
Videos, Congressional Directories, and other C-SPAN merchandise can be
ordered online at http://www.c-span.org/store
or by calling 877-662-7726. C-SPAN does not offer written transcripts for
purchase. Portions of transcripts associated with each video are available
online. For information or order questions contact the C-SPAN Archives by
submitting an Online Case Form or by calling the toll-free number at
How do I license C-SPAN footage?
All licensing and use requests are to be submitted online through the
following link: http://www.c-spanvideo.org/rights.
Please read through the Licensing and Permissions Policy to determine if a
license is required for your requested footage. For license information or to
submit a license request contact the C-SPAN Archives by completing the Licensing Request Form.
How does C-SPAN choose what events they will cover?
C-SPAN's assignment desk keeps well informed of events happening in the
public affairs arena. Our editorial board meets daily to determine what events
our cameras will cover. If there is an event that you feel we should cover, you
can contact us at 202-737-3220.
How do I submit an event for coverage consideration?
C-SPAN will only consider covering events that are submitted by sponsoring
organizations. Please contact C-SPAN at 202-737-3220 and have the following
event details prepared: Title, Date, Location, Contact information.
Please note that C-SPAN…
How do I get through to the Washington Journal?
The Washington Journal airs LIVE every morning from 7am –
10am EST and you may call, email, or twitter into the show.
Call in numbers:
How do I contact C-SPAN?
Main office number and address:
Capitol St NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20001
Washington Journal: email@example.com
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