June 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.