C-SPAN and Congressional Hearings

Panelists described C-SPAN Television Network’s influence on congressional hearings and the nation’s political consciousness… read more

Panelists described C-SPAN Television Network’s influence on congressional hearings and the nation’s political consciousness through the regular televising of many of the hearings. They examined what happens when a hearing instantly becomes part of the national discourse, shaping the next day’s proceedings, and how the recorded C-SPAN cablecasts serve as an easily accessible historical record of testimony, raising the bar on witness accountability. Clips were shown of some historical moments in congressional hearings.

This was the second session of “C-SPAN: Adventures in Democracy,” a four-part series celebrating and analyzing the impact of C-SPAN’s twenty-five years on cable television. close

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

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Program ID:
184357-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Nov 26, 2004
Last Aired:
Dec 1, 2004

Airing Details

  • Nov 26, 2004 | 10:06am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 27, 2004 | 2:38pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 29, 2004 | 8:31pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 30, 2004 | 8:25pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 01, 2004 | 5:17pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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