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    Oral History of Televising Congress

    Rep. Rahall took part in the 1978 debate to televise the U.S. House of Representatives. He talked about disagreements over the issue at the time, the public benefits of televising…

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    C-SPAN 25th Anniversary Viewer Story

    Mr. and Mrs. Laxson, of Santa Cruz, California, talked about their C-SPAN viewing experiences. They noted that C-SPAN provided the opportunity for people to express a wide…

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    Oral History of Televising Congress

    Rep. Leach took part in the 1978 debate to televise the U.S. House of Representatives. He described an incident in which he received a critical telephone call from a constituent…

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    Oral History of Televising Congress

    Rep. Young took part in the 1978 debate to televise the U.S. House of Representatives. He criticized a decline in the quality of the debates in congress because the speeches are…

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    Oral History of Televising Congress

    Rep. Crane took part in the 1978 debate to televise the U.S. House of Representatives. He appreciated how it enabled constituents to see Congress in action, especially considering…

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    Oral History of Televising Congress

    Senator Lott was a U.S. Representative in 1979 when television coverage of the U.S. House was debated. He voted for camera coverage.

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    Oral History of Televising Congress

    Rep. Dingell took part in the 1978 debate to televise the U.S. House of Representatives. He opposed the move, and continues to believe that televising House sessions has…

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    Oral History of Televising Congress

    In an interview, Rep. Rangel described taking part in the 1978 debate to televise the U.S. House of Representatives. He voted in favor of televising House sessions, and still…

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    C-SPAN 25th Anniversary Viewer Story

    Ms. Williams, a student at Florida State University, described the influence of C-SPAN on
    her life.

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    Oral History of Televising Congress

    Rep. Murtha took part in the 1978 debate to televise the U.S. House of Representatives. He voted against televising House sessions, and said he would probably vote the same way…

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    C-SPAN 25th Anniversary Viewer Story

    Mr. Jackson said that he appreciated C-SPAN’s unedited coverage and the opportunity for viewers to call in and talk. He said the C-SPAN saved his sanity.

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    Oral History of Televising Congress

    Rep. Waxman took part in the 1978 debate to televise the U.S. House of Representatives. He voted in favor of televising House sessions, and said that it was important that the…

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    Oral History of Televising Congress

    Rep. Oberstar took part in the 1978 debate to televise the U.S. House of Representatives. He described the difficulty of finding an acceptable American-made television camera, as…

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    C-SPAN 25th Anniversary Viewer Story

    Craig Roberts, of Cody, Wyoming, talked about his C-SPAN viewing experience and how he uses C-SPAN in the classroom.

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    Oral History of Televising Congress

    Representative Stark talked about his participation in debates over televising proceedings of the House in 1979.

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    C-SPAN 25th Anniversary Viewer Story

    Mr. Blest talked about how he found information about government and authors on C-SPAN that he could not find elsewhere.

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    Oral History of Televising Congress

    Rep. Kildee took part in the 1978 debate to televise the U.S. House of Representatives. He praised coverage of House proceedings for helping to get citizens involved in the…

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    Oral History of Televising Congress

    Rep. Obey took part in the 1978 debate to televise the U.S. House of Representatives. He voted for camera coverage but had mixed feelings. He thought that the people who…

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    Oral History of Televising Congress

    Senator Grassley, formerly Rep. Grassley, took part in the 1978 debate to televise the U.S. House of Representatives. He voted against televising House proceedings, fearing that…

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    Oral History of Televising Congress

    Rep. Regula took part in the 1978 debate to televise the U.S. House of Representatives. He noted that interest groups were much better organized today than they were at the…

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