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.
Recognition of 25 Years of House Coverage
C-SPAN was recognized for 25 years of coverage of the House of Representatives.
House Speaker Election
The House voted on the election of a speaker. Representative Tip O’Neill was chosen by members to serve…
Cable Television Regulation Act
The House considered bill H.R. 5267, the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act, which would impose…