Who Spoke the Most at Health Care Summit?
March 2, 2010
Did you know that for congressional hearings and programs such as the White House Health Care Summit that you can quickly tell how long the participants spoke? On the program page, look under the people tag. All the people who participated are arranged by the amount of time that they spoke. Next to each name is the total amount of time that they spoke during the event.
President Obama spoke the most, about an hour during the morning and also the afternoon sessions. He was followed by Sen. Alexander (R-TN) who spoke for fourteen minutes, and then by Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) and Speaker Pelosi (D-CA) who spoke for about eight minutes each. In the afternoon session, Vice President Biden was second with an eight minute speech.
You can use this feature on congressional hearings as well.
Visiting Presidential Gravesites
February 12, 2010
C-SPAN has published a new edition of Who is Buried in Grant’s Tomb? a book that looks at the gravesites of all U.S. presidents. Views can purchase can purchase the book at www.publicaffairs.com and enter GRANTSTOMB if they want a 25% discount or it can be found at their local bookstore.
C-SPAN has visited all the presidential gravesites. These visits can be found in our 1998 American Presidents series. Find these under the Browse tab and then select series and American Presidents.
Use the Video Library to find the others.
“Do not Ask – Do not Tell” in Archive
February 3, 2010
Just type in Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in the search box. Then select – Least Recent – as the sort by order and you will find the original programs when President Bill Clinton proposed this policy in 1993.
Many issues continue on the policy agenda a long time from inception to enactment. The Video Library is a useful way to review what has changed in approach, actors, and rhetoric.
Congressional Commitee Search Enhancements
January 29, 2010
New tools have been added to the C-SPAN Video Library to search congressional committees. Each committee has its own page now that lists all video we have, all subcommittees, and all members of the committees. There are two easy ways to get to the committee pages.
One way is to simply enter the committee name into the search box. Try Senate Health Committee, for example. The other way is to go to the Browse feature from the top navigation bar. You will see a link to congressional committees on the left side. This method allows you to see all the committees and subcommittees we have covered and to jump to the video of those committees.
Try out these new features. We think they will let you quickly find the extensive coverage of congressional committees that C-SPAN provides.
The State of the Union on C-SPAN
January 26, 2010
State of the Union Addresses going back to 1988 are archived in the Video Library. To find them use the advanced search and type in “State of the Union Address.” This search zeroes in on programs with that title.
The State of the Union Responses can be found the same way. Type “State of the Union Response” into the Program Title field in advanced search. You will find names such as Sebelius, Locke, Webb, Kaine, Whitman.
Where are they now? Their bio page in the Video Library holds the answer.