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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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State of the Union on C-SPAN

January 20, 2012

President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address this week. While the speech is covered on many other networks, C-SPAN is the only network that lets you see the preparations including the Senate, the First Lady, Supreme Court justices entering, and the president’s cabinet parading in the order of succession. Don’t miss the pagentry of this event on C-SPAN. You can review previous State of the Union addresses in the C-SPAN Video Library here.


Margaret Thatcher, The Iron Lady

January 18, 2012

With the release of the new Margaret Thatcher movie, a number of people have realized that the C-SPAN Video Library is a virtual movie theater for Margaret Thatcher fans. Just search on her name and you will find 124 programs on which she appeared. These include a large number of Prime Minister Questions, but also speeches to party conferences and appearances in the United States. So, get your popcorn and watch Margaret Thatcher in the C-SPAN Video Library. Unlike the movie theater, or theatre, it is free.

Tony Blankley, 1948-2012

January 9, 2012

Tony Blankley, who passed away this past weekend, was a regular on C-SPAN. He had 42 appearances in the C-SPAN Video Library. He appeared as press secretary to Speaker Newt Gingrich as well as editorial editor for the Washington Times. In this memorable Sunday Washington Journal appearance with White House Press Secretary Michael McCurry, President Bill Clinton interrupted their live appearance by joining them on the C-SPAN School Bus which was originating the program live from the White House grounds. As the president enters the bus, Blankley is talking of following golf pro Arnold Palmer when Blankley was a kid.

Review Blankley’s appearances on C-SPAN through the Video Library.

C-SPAN Primary Coverage Continues

From Iowa to New Hampshire and on to South Carolina, C-SPAN’s election primary coverage continues with our coverage to stump speeches, meet and greet events, house parties, and campaign appearances. Find all these appearances in the C-SPAN Video Library. Under the Browse tab you can find a Browse by Location. Select New Hampshire and see how many events we have covered in this small state. The following map shows them.

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C-SPAN is your source for 2012 campaign coverage from now to election day. The C-SPAN Video Library is your reference source to review what C-SPAN has covered.