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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Inaugural Parade Popular with Clippers

January 25, 2013

C-SPAN carried the entire inaugural parade on January 21. It ran for two hours and has had close to 9,000 views. Lots of people discovered the C-SPAN clipping tool to share their local band’s appearance with friends and relatives. There were 363 clips made of the parade. These clips have been viewed 16,000 times.

All these clips can be found on the clips tab of the parade in the Video Library. There is a clip timeline that even allows you to see where in the entire parade the clip was made.

Proud family members posted descriptions such as “Here’s my brother marching with his men!! Am so proud of him =] He’s in the 3rd row 4th from the left (hard to see but had to pause it several times to get a glimpse)” for this clip

The most popular clip was this clip of the Lesbian and Gay Band Association which has been viewed eight thousand times.

The 2013 presidential inaugural parade was a celebration of hometown pride that was captured in the C-SPAN Video Library and shared through its clipping tool.

Remember that all C-SPAN Videos can be clipped and shared. Just click on the clip button on the C-SPAN Video Library player, mark begin and end times, give it a title and description and save. Create your own account in the Video Library and all your clips are saved for future sharing. Log in to “MyC-SPAN” to find how you can follow people, programs, and organizations and be notified when selected programs air. It is all there and free in the C-SPAN Video Library.

Benghazi Consulate Attack Events

January 23, 2013

This week Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies on the Benghazi consulate attack. There have been many previous hearings, news conferences and comments on the September 11, 2012 attack. These have all been captured in the C-SPAN Video Library and can be viewed and reviewed at this link. Use the Video Library as your source for following current public affairs.

Past Inaugurations on C-SPAN

January 17, 2013

You can review past presidential inauguration speeches on C-SPAN by going to this link. The earliest inaugural in the list is that of FDR from 1933. All inaugurals from Truman (1949) to the present are contained on this page. Watch past inaugural speeches at the C-SPAN Video Library.

Obama, Biden, Kerry, Hagel Together

January 11, 2013

On January 24, 2007 four members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee appeared together at a committee markup of a resolution stating that further military involvement in Iraq was not in the national interest. These four senators Obama, Biden, Kerry, and Hagel could soon be the top foreign policy leaders for our nation if Kerry and Hagel are confirmed to cabinet positions. Biden was chair and Obama was the last of the four to speak because he was lowest in seniority. Hagel voted with the Democrats.

This is an interesting hearing where the current principals for foreign policy are together at one table discussing Iraq.

Kerry, Hagel, Brennan and Lew

January 9, 2013

What do Kerry, Hagel, Brennan, and Lew have in common? 1823 total appearances in the C-SPAN Video Library. As the Senate and the media scrutinize the statements and remarks of these cabinet nominees, you can too using the C-SPAN Video Library. Each person has a biography page in which you can see all the positions and appearances that they have had in their political career as covered by C-SPAN.

Secretary of State nominee Senator John Kerry has the most and the oldest appearance. The Video Library has his 1971 appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

He has many Senate and campaign appearances also.

Senator Hagel has 377 appearances, most of which are as Republican senator from Nebraska.

CIA Director nominee Brennan has 77 appearances. His earliest appearance dates back to 2003 when he testified about the Terrorist Threat Integration Center.

Jack Lew, who will be nominated as Treasury Secretary has the fewest appearances, but the most positions including two stints as Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Use the C-SPAN Video Library to learn more about these nominees while their nominations are being considered.