The Drive to Televise House Floor Debates
On the twentieth anniversary of C-SPAN, participants discussed the years-long struggle to televise proceedings on the floor of the House, the formation and early years of C-SPAN, and the growth of the cable industry. They said that C-SPAN had become a uniquely American institution because it promoted freedom and individuality. They said that because it allows the government and citizens to freely convey information without any government control, it has created a medium which allows individuals to form their own opinions. After their remarks they answered questions from the audience. close
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Tony Coelho U.S. Representative (Former) [D] California
Lee H. Hamilton President and Director Wilson (Woodrow) International Center for Scholars
Gary Hymel Vice Chairman Hill and Knowlton
Brian Lamb Chair and CEO C-SPAN
Donald R. Wolfensberger Chief of Staff (Former) House Rules Committee
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