Funerals on C-SPAN
April 29, 2010
The funeral service for civil rights leader Dorothy Height is an occasion to recall the funerals of other women on C-SPAN. C-SPAN covers many funerals because they feature prominent public policy speakers eulogizing the deceased. Some of the prominent women including civil rights leaders whose funerals C-SPAN has covered include Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, Barbara Jordan, Mother Teresa, Rose Kennedy, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Pamela Harriman, and Bella Abzug.
Clinton on Tomorrow Country
Bill Clinton spoke about the need for the U.S. to be a “tomorrow country.” The transcript detail allows you to see when President Clinton begins speaking and allows you to play from that point. His remarks were the topic of our Washington Journal call-in this morning. Hear what our callers said by clicking here.
Media Note Strong Language on C-SPAN
April 28, 2010
Many of the nation’s media outlets have commented on the use of off-color language by Senator Levin (D-MI) at yesterday’s Goldman Sachs hearing. Examples are Fishbowl, DC, Talking Points Memo, The Atlanta Constitution, The Atlantic Wire, and TV Guide.
Amid all the buzz about how C-SPAN did not bleep out the words, it is important to note that C-SPAN covers events in their entirety without editing or commentary. It was a public hearing and the words were said by an elected U.S. Senator presiding over the hearing. Our viewers might be buzzing more than the media, if we did not let them hear Levin’s remarks in their entirety.
It is often said that C-SPAN covers the unvarnished process of law making. Yesterday’s hearing was clearly one without any varnish.
Studentcam on C-SPAN
If you missed any of Studentcam on C-SPAN, you can find them all in the Video Library. Studentcam is our annual contest for middle school and high school students to produce a video using C-SPAN. The winners all had impressive work and are impressive in themselves.
Catch their works by typing in studentcam into the search box. There were twenty-seven winning entries. Each appeared on the Washington Journal to discuss their work and their works were also shown separately in another program. The general search will bring up both.
To narrow in on the works only, try this trick. Use Advanced Search and type in studentcam in the first field. Add another field and select format. Use the drop down and select vignette. Finally, narrow the search to 2010 to get this year’s winners.
However, you might find this year’s so interesting that you want to watch the past year in the Video Library as well.
April 27, 2010
With the passage of the Arizona law, immigration became a major topic debated in the nation’s capitol. Arizona Senators McCain and Kyle spoke about the topic on the Senate floor. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs commented on it at a White House briefing. Type in the keyword immigration and then use the filter on the left side and select call-in. You will see that it has been discussed on multiple call-ins over the last three days. This topic will continue to be debated on the many forums covered by C-SPAN.