Telecommunications Bill Signing

President Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 in a ceremony attended by bipartisan leaders and telecommunications… read more

President Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act of 1996 in a ceremony attended by bipartisan leaders and telecommunications administrators. Vice President Gore, President Clinton and others spoke about the effects the bill will have on the communications industry, including opening the telecommunications market, v-chips, and the information superhighway. The vice president connected with Calvin Coolidge High School in Virginia via the Internet, preceded by Lily Tomlin performing her “Ernestine the Telephone Operator” character live on the Internet. President Clinton used the same pen used by President Eisenhower when signing the Federal Highway Act of 1956. close

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Telecommunications Bill Signing

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Program ID:
69814-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Statement
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 8, 1996
Last Aired:
Feb 10, 1996

Airing Details

  • Feb 08, 1996 | 3:56pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 08, 1996 | 7:05pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 08, 1996 | 8:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 09, 1996 | 12:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 09, 1996 | 8:17am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 10, 1996 | 3:58am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 10, 1996 | 1:07pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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