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… read more

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 watched would gain more knowledge but that there would be more attention paid to the flamboyant and controversial. He thinks that the institution is at a disadvantage compared to the executive branch and the Supreme Court where internal debates are not televised. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Oral History of Televising Congress

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Program ID:
178566-8
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 29, 2004

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  • Mar 29, 2004 | 10:02am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 29, 2004 | 1:44pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 29, 2004 | 4:28pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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