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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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Commencements on C-SPAN

May 22, 2012

It is commencement season and once again C-SPAN is televising interesting commencement addresses from around the country. Watch over Memorial Day weekend for 2012 commencement addresses. If you miss any you can watch them all in the C-SPAN Video Library where you can you find 608 speeches from previous years. Browse and listen. Clip and share. It is all at your fingertips and free. Find the commencements here.

Romney and Obama Commencement Addresses

May 17, 2012

On a recent weekend, both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama delivered commencement addresses at Liberty University and Barnard College, respectively. Dan Henninger, columnist for the Wall Street Journal, wrote a column on these two addresses titled, “A Tale of Two Commencements.” He argued that each speech reveals a view of the world by the two presidential candidates. Watch the Romney speech and the Obama speech, read the column, and see if you agree. C-SPAN and the C-SPAN Video Library allows you to see the candidates in their own words.

Liberty University

May 12, 2012

Liberty University in Lynchberg Virginia has been a forum for many conservative speeches. Mitt Romney is the latest to speak to the students there when he delivered the 2012 Spring commencement address. Moderate presidential candidates often appear to burnish their conservative credentials. President George H. W. Bush spoke in 1990, John McCain in 2006, and Rick Perry in 2011 all spoke. Other conservative speakers over the years include Oliver North, Justice Thomas, Michele Bachmann, and Karl Rove. See all the speeches here