First Televised Session of the House of Representatives
On March 19, 1979, C-SPAN transmitted live video of the U.S. House of Representatives in session. This was the first time the House permitted live television. The Senate followed seven years later in 1986.
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
Recognition of 25 Years of House Coverage
C-SPAN was recognized for 25 years of coverage of the House of Representatives.
Tip O'Neill Elected Speaker of the House
The House of Representatives elects Tip O’Neil Speaker & he accepts the gavel, is sworn in, and makes remarks.
The House voted on the election of a speaker. Representative Tip O’Neill was chosen by members to serve…