Smithsonian Institution Operations

Witnesses testified about Smithsonian Institution operations and plans to collaborate with the Showtime cable network on various… read more

Witnesses testified about Smithsonian Institution operations and plans to collaborate with the Showtime cable network on various programming through a Smithsonian-on-Demand channel. Among the issues they addressed were public uses of Smithsonian collections, concerns surrounding the contract for Smithsonian-on-Demand, and details of the Smithsonian Business Ventures' announced partnership to create and distribute Smithsonian-related programming with CBS/Showtime Networks, Inc. by granting them first-refusal rights to access to the Smithsonian collections and experts. Members' questions focused on potential risks involved with curtailing access and use of the Smithsonian collections to filmmakers, rival networks, journalists and scholars. close

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

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  • Beer, Gary M. Chief Executive Officer Smithsonian Institution->Business Ventures
  • Burke, Sheila P. Chief Operating Officer Smithsonian Institution
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Program ID:
192720-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 25, 2006
Last Aired:
Jun 1, 2006

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  • May 25, 2006 | 12:43pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 26, 2006 | 3:24am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 26, 2006 | 6:07am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 30, 2006 | 3:26pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 30, 2006 | 10:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 01, 2006 | 9:27am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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