Bill Nichols

Bill Nichols is an American film critic and theoretician best known for his pioneering work as founder of the contermporary study of documentary film. His 1991 book, 'Representing Reality: Issues and Concepts in Documentary', applied modern film theory to the study of documentary film for the first time. Wikipedia*

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Bill Nichols has 23 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1983 House Proceeding. The year with the most videos was 1988 with 14 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1984 with an average of 13,111 views per program.

Appearances by Title:


U.S. Representative, D-AL 3rd January 3, 1973 - December 13, 1988 Videos: 21 U.S. Representative, D-AL 4th January 3, 1967 - January 2, 1973 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House agreed to the Panetta motion to table the Hansen motion to discharge the Committee on Armed Services from further…

  • Defense Department Procurement Investigation

    Defense Department Procurement Investigation

    The committee held a hearing on potentially improperly-awarded defense contracts, in response to a joint Federal Bureau of…

  • Role of the Military in Drug Interdiction

    Role of the Military in Drug Interdiction

    The committees held a hearing on the U.S. military’s role in drug interdiction. Some weeks prior to the hearing, both the Senate…

  • Coproduction of M-16 Rifles Between the U.S. and Korea

    Coproduction of M-16 Rifles Between the U.S. and Korea

    The subcommittee heard testimony on allegations that the Republic of Korea was producing M-16 rifles beyond the maximum…

  • House Session

    House Session

    CR, pp. H2813-H2900. The House continued consideration of H.R. 4264, the Defense Authorization Bill. The Solarz amendment…

  • House Session

    House Session

    CR pp. H2705-H2758. The House continued consideration of H.R. 4264,the Defense Authorization Act; but came to no resolution.…

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