C-SPAN Schedule

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7:00 am ET Approx. 50 min. LIVE Open Phones, Part 1 Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the legacy of astronaut and former Senator John ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the legacy of astronaut and former Senator John Glenn (D-OH), who died the previous day. 5:34 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 9 min. Overclassification of Government Documents Information, data, secrecy. and transparency experts testified at a hearing on the classification ... Information, data, secrecy. and transparency experts testified at a hearing on the classification rules and procedures related to national security and intelligence documents. Members asked panelists questions about the government’s track record on classification and declassification, and sought their advice on making the process more efficient. 5:24 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 37 min. Washington, D.C., Metrorail Safety Paul Wiedefeld, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) general manager, testified ... Paul Wiedefeld, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) general manager, testified before a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee to provide an update on DC Metrorail’s current maintenance initiative known as SafeTrack. He informed the committee that two independent prosecutors have been appointed to investigate whether Metro workers falsified inspection reports. Mr. Wiedefeld also addressed efforts to eliminate WMATA’s funding gap, reduce train delays and increase overall ridership. Other witnesses included WMATA board of directors chair Jack Evans and officials from the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Transit Administration and the Amalgamated Transit Union.
7:52 am ET Approx. 43 min. LIVE Michelle Malkin on the Trump Administration ; Michelle Malkin talked about her new show, “Michelle Malkin Investigates,” as well as ... Michelle Malkin talked about her new show, “Michelle Malkin Investigates,” as well as the 2016 presidential election results, her expectations for the Trump administration, and the issues she would like the president-elect to focus on. 7:47 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 47 min. California National Guard Bonuses Defense and National Guard officials testified at a hearing on bonuses incorrectly paid to ... Defense and National Guard officials testified at a hearing on bonuses incorrectly paid to California National Guard soldiers. In opening remarks, Major General David Baldwin recommended a “streamlined adjudication process” that eliminates debts owed by soldiers who received improper incentives through no fault of their own. Lieutenant General Timothy Kadavy said that based multiple reviews of the Army National Guard, incentives program fraud is not a nationwide problem. 8:04 am ET Approx. 29 min. Vice President-Elect Pence Remarks ; Vice President-elect Mike Pence spoke about the priorities of the Trump administration and the ... Vice President-elect Mike Pence spoke about the priorities of the Trump administration and the agenda for the first 100 days. He said the administration would rebuild the military, lower the corporate tax rate and repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The Vice President-elect’s remarks were part of an event hosted by the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.
8:37 am ET Approx. 40 min. LIVE Electoral College and President-elect Donald Trump ; Polly Baca talked about the efforts of her Hamilton Electors group to persuade fellow Republican ... Polly Baca talked about the efforts of her Hamilton Electors group to persuade fellow Republican electors against casting their Electoral College vote for President-elect Donald Trump on December 19, 2016. 9:36 am ET Approx. 6 min. Friendship 7 Mercury Space Flight ; On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. He ... On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. He orbited the earth three times in a spacecraft named Friendship 7. The flight lasted just under five hours.
This is a Universal Newsreel about the flight.
8:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. LIVE
9:19 am ET Approx. 26 min. LIVE 21st Century Cures Act ; Sydney Lupkin talked about the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill that would provide billions of ... Sydney Lupkin talked about the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill that would provide billions of dollars for medical research. She examined the industries that could benefit from the legislation, which passed the House and Senate earlier that same week. 9:42 am ET Approx. 4 min. Senators Nelson and Leahy on the Death of Senator John Glenn Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) paid tribute to former Senator John Glenn ... Senators Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) paid tribute to former Senator John Glenn (D-OH), who died earlier that same day. 8:33 am ET Approx. 7 hr. 56 min. LIVE U.S. Competitiveness CEOs, academics, and journalists examined challenges facing the U.S. in a variety of areas related ... CEOs, academics, and journalists examined challenges facing the U.S. in a variety of areas related to competitiveness, including global trade, research and development, and tax policy.
9:48 am ET Approx. 17 min. LIVE Open Phones, Part 2 Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day. Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day. 9:47 am ET Approx. 4 min. Senator Brown on Death of Senator John Glenn Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) paid tribute to former Senator John Glenn (D-OH), who died earlier ... Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) paid tribute to former Senator John Glenn (D-OH), who died earlier that same day. 10:20 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 55 min. LIVE
10:06 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 23 min. LIVE Political Future of Cities Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and British Member of Parliament Tristram Hunt talked about the ... Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and British Member of Parliament Tristram Hunt talked about the political future of major cities. 9:51 am ET Approx. 7 min. Senators Portman and Carper on the Death of Senator John Glenn Senators Portman (R-OH) and Carper (D-DE) paid tribute to former Senator John Glenn (D-OH), who ... Senators Portman (R-OH) and Carper (D-DE) paid tribute to former Senator John Glenn (D-OH), who died earlier that same day. 12:30 pm ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE
TBD Approx. 45 min. Electoral College and President-elect Donald Trump ; Polly Baca talked about the efforts of her Hamilton Electors group to persuade fellow Republican ... Polly Baca talked about the efforts of her Hamilton Electors group to persuade fellow Republican electors against casting their Electoral College vote for President-elect Donald Trump on December 19, 2016. 9:59 am ET Approx. 2 hr. LIVE U.S. Senate 1:15 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. 15 min. LIVE
1:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. LIVE Child Trafficking The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted a discussion examining policy and law ... The Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted a discussion examining policy and law enforcement strategies to combat child trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. TBD Approx. 2 hr. 14 min. Senator Harry Reid Portrait Unveiling A ceremony was held to unveil the Senate Leadership Portrait of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid ... A ceremony was held to unveil the Senate Leadership Portrait of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who was retiring after serving 30 years in the Senate. The portrait, which would hang in the U.S. Capitol near the Senate chamber, was painted by artist Gavin Glakas, a former member of Senator Reid’s staff. Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were among the keynote speakers who participated in a tribute to Senator Reid. They commented on the results of the 2016 election and the death that day of John Glenn, former astronaut and senator. Other speakers included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and incoming Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY). TBD Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Anti-Muslim Bullying The Capital Area Muslim Bar Association and the American Bar Association co-hosted a discussion on ... The Capital Area Muslim Bar Association and the American Bar Association co-hosted a discussion on recent trends in anti-Muslim bullying and ways lawyers can better advocate for students affected by such bullying. Panelists included lawyers and advocates for the Muslim-American community, and they discussed ways in which students, teachers, and others involved with schools could best help Muslim students who were the victims of bullying related to their faith. After the discussion, panelists took questions from the audience.
TBD Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. NYU American Political System Panel The New York University School of Law hosted a day-long forum focused on the U.S. political ... The New York University School of Law hosted a day-long forum focused on the U.S. political system. In the first panel, experts debated whether a third party can succeed in a two-party system. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. USA v. Randy Johnson The Seventh Circuit Court reviewed a three-judge panel’s ruling that police can legally ... The Seventh Circuit Court reviewed a three-judge panel’s ruling that police can legally detain and search a person whose car is parked illegally. The dissenting judge in the 2-1 decision said the court was enabling police seizures for “parking while black.”
The case arose when Milwaukee police saw a car stopped within 15 feet of a crosswalk, which is unlawful unless the car is “actually engaged in loading or unloading or in receiving or discharging passengers.” One police car drew up parallel to the stopped car. Another approached from behind and shined lights through the car’s windows. Officers saw a passenger in the back seat try to hide a firearm. Randy Johnson, the passenger, was prosecuted for possessing a weapon that, as a felon, he was forbidden to have. Mr. Johnson was seeking to have that conviction overthrown.
TBD Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Iran and Terror Threats The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the influence and involvement of Iran ... The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the influence and involvement of Iran with terror-related groups in the Middle East and around the world. Two former Defense Department and intelligence advisers shared their analysis of Iran’s threat network and evolving relationships with regional proxies and potential proxies.

For approximately the first half-hour of the hearing, committee members conducted a business meeting to consider outstanding legislative business, an ambassador nomination, and a resolution honoring committee member and retiring Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA).
TBD Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Mixed Martial Arts Industry Neurologist Dr. Ann McKee and representatives of the mixed martial arts (MMA) community testified ... Neurologist Dr. Ann McKee and representatives of the mixed martial arts (MMA) community testified at a hearing on the future of MMA, including regulation of the sport, marketing efforts, and health concerns.
TBD Approx. 45 min. 21st Century Cures Act ; Sydney Lupkin talked about the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill that would provide billions of ... Sydney Lupkin talked about the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill that would provide billions of dollars for medical research. She examined the industries that could benefit from the legislation, which passed the House and Senate earlier that same week.
7:00 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. LIVE Donald Trump Rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan