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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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Cameras in the Supreme Court

May 19, 2010

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.

Election Coverage Tonight on C-SPAN

May 18, 2010

Today is primary day in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Arkansas. Tune into C-SPAN tonight to watch candidate victory and concession speeches from these states. Use the Campaign and Elections keyword to find debates and candidate appearances that we have covered from these primaries. C-SPAN and the Video Library. Covering Washington Your Way.

Kagan Visits Capitol Hill

May 17, 2010

Supreme Court justice nominee Elena Kagan called on senators on Capitol Hill this last week. You can see these brief courtesy calls by just typing in Kagan in the search box. We also using a keyword for all programs about Kagan that may not feature her. The general Kagan search will bring these up as well. Don’t miss any of the many programs surrounding this nomination.

NASA and the Video Library

May 14, 2010

Yesterday’s hearing on the future of human space exploration reminded us of all the programming related to NASA in the Archives. It is a treasure trove for anyone who wants to study the evolution of U.S. space policy. C-SPAN also covered the launches and landings of many of the shuttle flights. Just type in NASA launch and you will see many of them. NASA rover brings up coverage of the rover mission to Mars.

Type in NASA Columbia Launch and you can see the launch of Shuttle Columbia which exploded on reentry February 1, 2003. Type in Shuttle Columbia Explosion and see all the programming related to the explosion. The accident occurred during a live call-in and C-SPAN remained with the programming all day.

There is a lot there. Don’t miss the many speeches by astronauts. There is wenty-three years of public policy related to NASA including coverage of some of the actual in-flight maneuvers. Try searching and see what you can find.

Debates on C-SPAN

May 13, 2010

This is the season of state primaries and C-SPAN has featured candidate debates from a number of states. You can find them easily by going to advanced search and then choose format: debate. This brings up all the recent debates C-SPAN has covered.