The Drive to Televise House Floor Debates

On the twentieth anniversary of C-SPAN, participants discussed the years-long struggle to televise proceedings on the floor of the House,… read more

On the twentieth anniversary of C-SPAN, participants discussed the years-long struggle to televise proceedings on the floor of the House, the formation and early years of C-SPAN, and the growth of the cable industry. They said that C-SPAN had become a uniquely American institution because it promoted freedom and individuality. They said that because it allows the government and citizens to freely convey information without any government control, it has created a medium which allows individuals to form their own opinions. After their remarks they answered questions from the audience. close

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The Drive to Televise House Floor Debates

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Program ID:
121911-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 19, 1999
Last Aired:
Mar 19, 2004

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  • Mar 19, 1999 | 1:03pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 19, 1999 | 11:47pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 19, 2004 | 2:30pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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