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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Commencement Addresses on C-SPAN

May 28, 2010

This weekend C-SPAN will air many commencement addresses from this year. You can also use the Video Library to find and watch many past commencement addresses. Just type in the word commencement and you will find 665 speeches. If you are interested in a particular person, type in their name followed by commencement. Stewart commencement, for example, will pull up a commencement address by Jon Stewart from 2004. Follow C-SPAN and the Video Library for commencement addresses this weekend.

Oil Spill Programming

May 26, 2010

As the oil continues spewing in the Gulf, C-SPAN continues to cover the many public policy events related to the oil spill. We use the key word “Oil Pollution” to tie all these programs together. Just type this keyword in the search box and the programs will come up. Then use the date bar to further narrow down to 2010. You can also use the program type selector on the bottom left to narrow down to White House events or news conferences or congressional hearings. There have been eighteen hearings or portions of hearings since the spill began.

New Video Library Search Demo Released

May 24, 2010

C-SPAN has released a new brief demo that shows show to search using the Video Library. Try it, you will find it a helpful introduction to using the search features of the Video Library.

State Dinners at the White House

May 19, 2010

Type in state dinner in quotes and you will find many programs related to state dinners including behind the scenes looks at the pastry shop, the caligraphy shop, and the flower shop. You will also find interviews with former first ladies on preparations for state dinners.

Cameras in the Supreme Court

Lyle Denniston of ScotusBlog commented on cameras in the Supreme Court at the Library of Congress forum on the Supreme Court. You can listen to his remarks here.