About C-SPAN Video Library

The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 160,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and immediately accessible through the database and electronic archival systems developed and maintained by the C-SPAN Archives. More Info

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Pete Seeger, 1919-2014

January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger, singer, songwriter, and activist, has died. He appears in three programs in the C-SPAN Video Library. For example, he spoke at the National Press Club and sang several songs.

There are two other programs where he is mentioned. All the programs can be found

C-SPAN Releases New Beta Web Site

January 25, 2014

For 35 years, C-SPAN has provided unprecedented access to the federal government, free of advertising or editorial comment, offered as a public service of your television provider. The newly re-designed C-SPAN.org builds on that commitment.

Our new site still under development consolidates all of our online resources – including C-SPAN’s acclaimed Video Library – into one, video-rich site that’s easy to navigate. And the new C-SPAN.org is optimized for your PC, tablet and mobile phone so you can watch Washington at home or work, or on the go.

The all new C-SPAN.org delivers

· FEDERAL FOCUS – House, Senate, Congressional Hearings, White House

· EXTENSIVE VIDEO –daily, live coverage and 200,000+ hours of archived video with a larger player

· MOBILE-FRIENDLY –scales to fit your phone and tablet screens

· EASIER SHARING – new tools make it easy to share our video across social platforms

The new C-SPAN.org personalizes your online experience: Your myC-SPAN account lets you sign up to be notified when an event will air, and save programs to watch on your own time.

Let c-span.org become your primary source for what’s happening in Washington…

Check out our beta version of www.c-span.org and let us know what you think via beta@c-span.org

George Miller, D-CA

January 13, 2014

Rep. George Miller (D-CA), one of the few remaining members of the class of 1975, is retiring. This leaves Rep. Henry Waxman as the last remaining member of that class. You can see how the Democratic members of this influential class persisted across subsequent congresses in the chart below.

Here is one of the earliest appearances by Rep. Miller in the C-SPAN Video Library where he talks about Reagan tax cuts.

Use the C-SPAN Video Library to find other appearances of George Miller and Henry Waxman.

Larry Speakes, 1939-2014

Larry Speakes has died. He was the acting press secretary for President Ronald Reagan. He was always the acting press secretary out of respect for Press Secretary James Brady who was wounded when President Reagan was shot. Here is a clip where Speakes talks about Reagan’s skill as the Great Communicator

Ariel Sharon, 1928-2014

January 11, 2014

Ariel Sharon, former prime minister and leader in Israel, has died. Over the years, he has had many appearances on C-SPAN that are captured in the C-SPAN Video Library. All his appearances can be found on his bio page. In 1989, he sat down with C-SPAN to discuss his autobiography, Warrior. Use the C-SPAN Video Library to explore the public life of Ariel Sharon.