C-SPAN Marks 30 Years of Senate Coverage

cspan annivJune 2 marked a special anniversary for the U.S. Senate and for C-SPAN. It was the 30th anniversary of the first television coverage of the Senate’s floor debate, carried on C-SPAN2. C-SPAN2 was launched to carry the video feed from the Senate chamber, live and gavel-to-gavel. An anniversary page highlights the first televised session and some of the significant issues covered over the past 30 years.

C-SPAN and CSPAN2, created and supported by the cable television industry to provide public access to the political process, are available to substantially all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

C-SPAN Student Documentary Contest Returns

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For its 12th annual StudentCam competition, C-SPAN is asking students to create short video documentaries based on the topic “Road to the White House: What’s the issue you most want candidates to discuss during the 2016 presidential campaign?”

The grand prize winner with the best overall entry will be awarded $5,000, with cash prize awards of $250, $500, $750, $1,500 and $3,000 for runners-up in both middle and high school categories. The deadline for entries is Jan. 20, with winners announced in March. The top winning videos will air on C-SPAN in April.

C-SPAN, created by the cable television industry to provide public access to the political process, is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

C-SPAN Student Documentary Contest Returns

 

For its 10th annual 2014 StudentCam competition, C-SPAN is asking middle and high school students to create short video documentaries  based on the question “What’s the Most Important Issue the U.S. Congress Should  Consider in 2014?”

Prizes totaling $100,000 will be awarded to 150 students and 53 teachers. The student with the top video will receive a $5,000 award. His or her teacher will receive $750 to purchase digital video equipment.

Last year Cole Holloway, a student in Suddenlink-served Amarillo, Texas, received an honorable mention award of $250 for his video. Cole’s and all past winners’ videos can be viewed online.

The deadline for entries is Jan. 20.  Winners will be announced in March.

C-SPAN, created by the cable television industry to provide public access to the political process, is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

C-SPAN’s ‘First Ladies’ Series Starts Monday

“First Ladies: Influence and Image,” a year-long series that takes a close look at the country’s first ladies, launches Monday, Feb. 25, at 8 p.m. CT on C-SPAN. The series starts with Martha Washington and winds through 220 years to Michelle Obama. Almost all the 45 women who have been first ladies will get a 90-minute episode.

C-SPAN, created by the cable television industry to provide public access to the political process, is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Inaugural Ceremonies Offered Free on VOD

C-SPAN’s coverage of the 57th Presidential Inauguration is now available for free through Suddenlink Video on Demand. Through Feb. 28, viewers can review coverage of President Barack Obama’s swearing-in ceremony and Inaugural address.

Where Suddenlink VOD is available, access the programs by going to Channel 1, then select “Free,” “All Channels A-Z,” “CSPAN” and “Presidential Inauguration.”

C-SPAN, created by the cable television industry to provide public access to the political process, is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

C-SPAN Documentary Contest Challenges Students

For its ninth annual StudentCam contest, C-SPAN is asking middle and high school students to identify the most important issue the president should consider in 2013, and then create a short video documentary explaining why. The competition is designed to encourage students to think seriously about issues that affect the nation.

The grand prize winner with the best overall entry will be awarded $5,000, with cash prize awards of $250, $500, $750, $1,500 and $3,000 for runners-up in both middle and high school categories. The deadline for entries is Jan. 18, with winners announced in March. The top 27 winning videos will air on C-SPAN in April.

C-SPAN, created by the cable television industry to provide public access to the political process, is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Reminder: C-SPAN Offers Full Convention Coverage

As with the Republican presidential nominating convention last week, C-SPAN will televise the Democratic convention live in its entirety.  Additionally, the convention will be available live on C-SPAN.org and C-SPAN Radio.  Both conventions will be archived in the C-SPAN Video Library.

The Democratic Convention will take place in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 4-6.  The Republican Convention was held in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 27-30.  Political junkies can find plenty of related information online at the C-SPAN Convention Hub.

C-SPAN, created by the cable television industry to provide public access to the political process, is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

C-SPAN Will Offer Extensive Convention Coverage

For those who don’t want to miss a moment of the Republican and Democratic presidential nominating conventions, C-SPAN will televise both live in their entirety.  Additionally, the conventions will be available live on C-SPAN.org and C-SPAN Radio, and archived in the C-SPAN Video Library.

The Republican Convention will take place in Tampa, Fla., Aug. 27-30.  The Democrats will meet in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 4-6.  Until then, political junkies can find plenty of related information online at the C-SPAN Convention Hub.

C-SPAN, created by the cable television industry to provide public access to the political process, is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

C-SPAN Bus Visits Jonesboro, Ark.

In partnership with Suddenlink, the C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus visited Jonesboro, Ark., this week, making stops at Arkansas State University (ASU) and Jonesboro High School. KAIT-TV8 in Jonesboro reported on the visit to the high school. In addition to touring the bus, students had the opportunity to call in live to C-SPAN’s signature morning show, “Washington Journal.”

Mayor Harold Perrin sent a proclamation, which was read during the ASU stop, proclaiming Feb. 8 “Suddenlink/C-SPAN Day” in Jonesboro.

The C-SPAN bus stops at schools and community centers across the country. Visitors are invited to explore high-tech interactive displays with the help of C-SPAN tour guides. Like C-SPAN, the bus tour is a non-profit project that is supported solely by the cable television industry.