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.
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…