C-SPAN Schedule

< Wednesday, May 9 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 9 min. LIVE Indiana Senate Republican Primary Outcome Jonathan Allen; Libby Casey Jonathan Allen was interviewed about the implications of six-term Republican Senator Dick ... Jonathan Allen was interviewed about the implications of six-term Republican Senator Dick Lugar’s primary loss to tea party movement candidate Richard Mourdock. 5:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. LIVE State Opening of Parliament Elizabeth II In an annual ceremony at Westminster, Queen Elizabeth II convened the British Parliament and ... In an annual ceremony at Westminster, Queen Elizabeth II convened the British Parliament and delivered a speech prepared by her government. In her remarks she outlined the government’s legislative agenda which included financial and economic reforms, aid to families and children, employment legislation, and continued reforms in the House of Lords.
The program included BBC news commentary amid coverage of the pomp and circumstance of the official ceremony.
6:48 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Atlantic Council Annual Awards Dinner The Atlantic Council presented awards in different categories at their annual dinner. Award ... The Atlantic Council presented awards in different categories at their annual dinner. Award recipients included Prince Harry of Great Britian for his humanitarian work, Secretary General Ban Ki Moon for leadership, Paul Polman for business leadership, and the enlisted personnel of the U.S. Armed Forces.
7:09 am ET Approx. 34 min. LIVE Open Phones Libby Casey Telephone lines were open for Republicans to comment on the strength of the tea party movement in ... Telephone lines were open for Republicans to comment on the strength of the tea party movement in the 2012 elections. Tea party movement candidate Richard Mourdock defeated six-term Indiana Senator Dick Lugar (R) in the state’s previous day primary.
At the end of the program a video produced by the office of Senator Mark Kirk was shown. The public message was the first from Senator Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January 2012.
7:16 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Federal Reserve Reform, Congressional Panel Representatives Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) testified on their differing ... Representatives Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) testified on their differing legislative proposals to reform the Federal Reserve System. Representative Brady’s version included getting rid of the dual mandate of the Federal Reserve and allowing all 12 regional presidents to have a permanent vote in setting monetary policy, and would have the Federal Reserve monitor prices, specifically with the price of gold. Representative Frank’s bill would make Federal Reserve regional bank presidents more diverse and regional banks presidents would have to be confirmed by the Senate and president. 7:50 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. U.S. Border Security Witnesses testified about methods to best measure border security and the implications for border ... Witnesses testified about methods to best measure border security and the implications for border security efforts. They focused on a proposal to shift from a “resource-based” to a “risk-based” strategy, applying tactical resources against the highest threats as they emerged. They also talked about the use of intelligence and information to identify threats, and shifts in focus in the targets of border patrol operations.
7:44 am ET Approx. 48 min. LIVE Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) on the Federal Budget Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; Tim Huelskamp Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) talked about his priorities for the fiscal year 2013 ... Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) talked about his priorities for the fiscal year 2013 budget. In his remarks Representative Huelskamp, a member of the House Tea Party Caucus, said the federal budget is “a spending problem, not a revenue problem.” He also commented on Indiana Senator Dick Lugar’s primary loss to tea party movement candidate Richard Mourdoch. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
8:24 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Public Service Town Hall Meeting Administration officials spoke to government employees at a town hall meeting held to mark Public ... Administration officials spoke to government employees at a town hall meeting held to mark Public Service Recognition Week. They focused on the government workforce and its services to the public and answered questions on a variety of topics. Some of the issues addressed were the recent scandal involving General Services Administration spending on a Las Vegas conference, another scandal involving Secret Service agents involved in prostitution, partisan politics, and veteran employment. They also responded to questions about transportation security and a recently foiled al-Qaida bomb plot. 9:22 am ET Approx. 35 min. Jobs and the Economy in Great Britain David Cameron; Nick Clegg Following losses in the previous week’s local elections, Prime Minister Cameron and Deputy ... Following losses in the previous week’s local elections, Prime Minister Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Clegg spoke at a tractor factory in Essex about their economic agenda. Both leaders reassured factory workers that the coalition government was on track for reducing the deficit and creating a stable economy.
8:33 am ET Approx. 48 min. LIVE Book Discussion on End This Depression Now! Nancy Calo; Paul Krugman; Libby Casey Paul Krugman talked about his new book, End This Depression Now!, and he responded to ... Paul Krugman talked about his new book, End This Depression Now!, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Krugman said in the interview that “bad thinking and political deadlock among our elite is keeping millions of millions of Americans in a state of desperation.” Topics included his choice of “depression” over “recession” in the title of his book, the economy and austerity measures in European Union countries, health care costs, and the economic stimulus passed by Congress in 2009.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
9:29 am ET Approx. 9 hr. 18 min. LIVE Senate Session 9:58 am ET Approx. 4 min. Defense Authorization Bill Frank Oliveri Frank Oliveri was interviewed by phone about the House Republican fiscal year 2013 defense ... Frank Oliveri was interviewed by phone about the House Republican fiscal year 2013 defense authorization.
9:22 am ET Approx. 38 min. LIVE Decline of Public Housing Ben Austen; Libby Casey Ben Austen talked about his Harper’s article, “The Decline and Fall of Public ... Ben Austen talked about his Harper’s article, “The Decline and Fall of Public Housing.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He discussed the history and evolution of public housing, the designs and flaws of the the buildings, and his research for the article. 
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine articles.
6:50 pm ET Approx. 20 min. Senators Kerry and Durbin on Senator Lugar Richard Durbin Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) paid tribute to Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN), who ... Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) paid tribute to Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN), who was defeated in his state primary by a tea party movement candidate. 1:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Programs and Policies, Part 1 The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2013 National Defense ... The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill would authorize $554 billion for the Defense Department and national security programs, and $88 billion for overseas contingency operations. Among the topics they addressed were the detainee situation at Guantánamo Bay, U.S. relations with Pakistan and Iran, funding for missile defense, the impact of automatic defense cuts, and the acquisition of weapons. 
This was the first of four parts of the day-long hearing.
10:01 am ET Approx. 49 min. LIVE Morning Hour During Morning Hour, any member may speak for up to five minutes on any topic. When no ... During Morning Hour, any member may speak for up to five minutes on any topic. When no additional members seek recognition, Morning Hour concludes. 7:10 pm ET Approx. 1 min. President Obama ABC News Interview on Same-Sex Marriage Barack Obama A 57 second clip of an ABC News interview with President Obama on same-sex marriage was shown. A 57 second clip of an ABC News interview with President Obama on same-sex marriage was shown. 2:52 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. 19 min. LIVE Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Programs and Policies, Part 2 The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2013 National Defense ... The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill would authorize $554 billion for the Defense Department and national security programs, and $88 billion for overseas contingency operations. Among the topics they addressed were the detainee situation at Guantánamo Bay, U.S. relations with Pakistan and Iran, funding for missile defense, the impact of automatic defense cuts, and the acquisition of weapons. 
This was the second of four parts of the day-long hearing.
10:51 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. LIVE FBI Oversight Robert Mueller testified at an oversight hearing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He ... Robert Mueller testified at an oversight hearing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He urged Congress to renew federal surveillance authority (FISA) to prevent plots such as a recent al-Qaeda plan to blow up a U.S.- bound flight. He also talked about the negative impact of budget cuts and freezes, political correctness in training materials, and cyber terrorism concerns. 7:12 pm ET Approx. 21 min. Mitt Romney Campaign Event Mary Fallin; W. Romney Mitt Romney held a campaign event with Governor Mary Fallin (R-OK). In his remarks he said that he ... Mitt Romney held a campaign event with Governor Mary Fallin (R-OK). In his remarks he said that he opposed same-sex marriage and that’s he had held this position since first running for president. His comments came hours after President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage in an ABC News interview. 6:12 pm ET Approx. 53 min. Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Programs and Policies, Part 1 The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2013 National Defense ... The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill would authorize $554 billion for the Defense Department and national security programs, and $88 billion for overseas contingency operations. Among the topics they addressed were the detainee situation at Guantánamo Bay, U.S. relations with Pakistan and Iran, funding for missile defense, the impact of automatic defense cuts, and the acquisition of weapons. 
This was the first of four parts of the day-long hearing.
12:00 pm ET Approx. 12 hr. 1 min. LIVE House Session The House worked on commerce, justice and science appropriations. The House worked on commerce, justice and science appropriations. 7:33 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. 40 min. LIVE Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Programs and Policies, Part 3 The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2013 National Defense ... The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill would authorize $554 billion for the Defense Department and national security programs, and $88 billion for overseas contingency operations. Among the topics they addressed were the detainee situation at Guantánamo Bay, U.S. relations with Pakistan and Iran, funding for missile defense, the impact of automatic defense cuts, and the acquisition of weapons. 
This was the third of four parts of the day-long hearing.
7:08 pm ET Approx. 46 min. Book Discussion on End This Depression Now! Nancy Calo; Paul Krugman; Libby Casey Paul Krugman talked about his new book, End This Depression Now!, and he responded to ... Paul Krugman talked about his new book, End This Depression Now!, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Krugman said in the interview that “bad thinking and political deadlock among our elite is keeping millions of millions of Americans in a state of desperation.” Topics included his choice of “depression” over “recession” in the title of his book, the economy and austerity measures in European Union countries, health care costs, and the economic stimulus passed by Congress in 2009.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
12:04 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 9 min. FBI Oversight Robert Mueller testified at an oversight hearing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He ... Robert Mueller testified at an oversight hearing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He urged Congress to renew federal surveillance authority (FISA) to prevent plots such as a recent al-Qaeda plan to blow up a U.S.- bound flight. He also talked about the negative impact of budget cuts and freezes, political correctness in training materials, and cyber terrorism concerns. 11:14 pm ET Approx. 51 min. Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Programs and Policies, Part 1 The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2013 National Defense ... The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill would authorize $554 billion for the Defense Department and national security programs, and $88 billion for overseas contingency operations. Among the topics they addressed were the detainee situation at Guantánamo Bay, U.S. relations with Pakistan and Iran, funding for missile defense, the impact of automatic defense cuts, and the acquisition of weapons. 
This was the first of four parts of the day-long hearing.
7:56 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. State Opening of Parliament Elizabeth II In an annual ceremony at Westminster, Queen Elizabeth II convened the British Parliament and ... In an annual ceremony at Westminster, Queen Elizabeth II convened the British Parliament and delivered a speech prepared by her government. In her remarks she outlined the government’s legislative agenda which included financial and economic reforms, aid to families and children, employment legislation, and continued reforms in the House of Lords.
The program included BBC news commentary amid coverage of the pomp and circumstance of the official ceremony.
2:15 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. 2012 Election Strategy Paul Gigot; Karl Rove; Joseph Trippi Political strategists Karl Rove and Joe Trippi 2012 discussed election strategy and ... Political strategists Karl Rove and Joe Trippi 2012 discussed election strategy and tactics. Some of the topics they talked about included polling data, “swing” states, the economy, previous elections, and possible running mates for Mitt Romney. 12:06 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 13 min. LIVE Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Programs and Policies, Part 4 The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2013 National Defense ... The House Armed Services Committee met to mark up the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill would authorize $554 billion for the Defense Department and national security programs, and $88 billion for overseas contingency operations. Among the topics they addressed were the detainee situation at Guantánamo Bay, U.S. relations with Pakistan and Iran, funding for missile defense, the impact of automatic defense cuts, and the acquisition of weapons. 
This was the fourth of four parts of the day-long hearing.
9:41 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Federal Reserve Reform, Congressional Panel Representatives Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) testified on their differing ... Representatives Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) testified on their differing legislative proposals to reform the Federal Reserve System. Representative Brady’s version included getting rid of the dual mandate of the Federal Reserve and allowing all 12 regional presidents to have a permanent vote in setting monetary policy, and would have the Federal Reserve monitor prices, specifically with the price of gold. Representative Frank’s bill would make Federal Reserve regional bank presidents more diverse and regional banks presidents would have to be confirmed by the Senate and president.
3:36 am ET Approx. 47 min. Review of the National Flood Insurance Program Witnesses testified about long-term re-authorization and reform of the National Flood Insurance ... Witnesses testified about long-term re-authorization and reform of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and issues relating to re-authorization and reform, including levee re-certification. They talked about ways in which the NFIP affected the insurance industry, housing, and environmental concerns. 2:21 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Consumer Privacy Protection Witnesses testified on recently-released Obama administration and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ... Witnesses testified on recently-released Obama administration and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) privacy reports that highlighted the need for federal legislation to give consumers baseline privacy protections. 10:48 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Federal Reserve Reform, Economists Panel Economists testified on legislative proposals that either reform abolish the Federal Reserve ... Economists testified on legislative proposals that either reform abolish the Federal Reserve System.
4:26 am ET Approx. 21 min. Mitt Romney Campaign Event Mary Fallin; W. Romney Mitt Romney held a campaign event with Governor Mary Fallin (R-OK). In his remarks he said that he ... Mitt Romney held a campaign event with Governor Mary Fallin (R-OK). In his remarks he said that he opposed same-sex marriage and that’s he had held this position since first running for president. His comments came hours after President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage in an ABC News interview. 3:54 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Federal Support for Financial Institutions Witnesses testified about use of the “Volker rule” to stop federally insured banks ... Witnesses testified about use of the “Volker rule” to stop federally insured banks from making speculative investments for their own profit. Mr. Volker testified that regulators must continue their efforts to shore up the nearly $3 trillion money market mutual fund industry, warning of its lingering vulnerabilities. 12:02 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. U.S. Border Security Witnesses testified about methods to best measure border security and the implications for border ... Witnesses testified about methods to best measure border security and the implications for border security efforts. They focused on a proposal to shift from a “resource-based” to a “risk-based” strategy, applying tactical resources against the highest threats as they emerged. They also talked about the use of intelligence and information to identify threats, and shifts in focus in the targets of border patrol operations.
4:48 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 9 min. FBI Oversight Robert Mueller testified at an oversight hearing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He ... Robert Mueller testified at an oversight hearing of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He urged Congress to renew federal surveillance authority (FISA) to prevent plots such as a recent al-Qaeda plan to blow up a U.S.- bound flight. He also talked about the negative impact of budget cuts and freezes, political correctness in training materials, and cyber terrorism concerns. 5:03 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. LIVE British Phone-Hacking Investigation, Viscount Rothermere Testimony Jonathan Harmsworth; Robert Jay; Brian Leveson Jonathan Harmsworth, the fourth Viscount Rothermere, testified at a hearing on the phone-hacking ... Jonathan Harmsworth, the fourth Viscount Rothermere, testified at a hearing on the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the British newspaper News of the World. He testified on media practices at the now-defunct tabloid.
Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Lord Justice Leveson on July 13, 2011, to investigate the role of the press and police in the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the defunct British newspaper News of the World. The hearings were divided into four modules, or phases: 1) the relationship between the press and the public, and phone-hacking and other potentially illegal acts 2) relationships between the press and police 3) the relationship between press and politicians 4) recommendations for improved policy and regulation.
1:33 am ET Approx. 46 min. Book Discussion on End This Depression Now! Nancy Calo; Paul Krugman; Libby Casey Paul Krugman talked about his new book, End This Depression Now!, and he responded to ... Paul Krugman talked about his new book, End This Depression Now!, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Mr. Krugman said in the interview that “bad thinking and political deadlock among our elite is keeping millions of millions of Americans in a state of desperation.” Topics included his choice of “depression” over “recession” in the title of his book, the economy and austerity measures in European Union countries, health care costs, and the economic stimulus passed by Congress in 2009.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
6:30 am ET Approx. 10 min. State Opening of Parliament Elizabeth II In an annual ceremony at Westminster, Queen Elizabeth II convened the British Parliament and ... In an annual ceremony at Westminster, Queen Elizabeth II convened the British Parliament and delivered a speech prepared by her government. In her remarks she outlined the government’s legislative agenda which included financial and economic reforms, aid to families and children, employment legislation, and continued reforms in the House of Lords.
The program included BBC news commentary amid coverage of the pomp and circumstance of the official ceremony.
2:22 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. State Opening of Parliament Elizabeth II In an annual ceremony at Westminster, Queen Elizabeth II convened the British Parliament and ... In an annual ceremony at Westminster, Queen Elizabeth II convened the British Parliament and delivered a speech prepared by her government. In her remarks she outlined the government’s legislative agenda which included financial and economic reforms, aid to families and children, employment legislation, and continued reforms in the House of Lords.
The program included BBC news commentary amid coverage of the pomp and circumstance of the official ceremony.
6:41 am ET Approx. 50 min. LIVE British Phone-Hacking Investigation, Leveson and Jay Remarks Robert Jay; Brian Leveson Brian Leveson and Robert Jay each gave an overview of the inquiry process thus far into the ... Brian Leveson and Robert Jay each gave an overview of the inquiry process thus far into the relationship between the media and politicians, in light of the British phone-hacking scandal.
Prime Minister David Cameron appointed Lord Justice Leveson on July 13, 2011, to investigate the role of the press and police in the phone-hacking scandal surrounding the defunct British newspaper News of the World. The hearings were divided into four modules, or phases: 1) the relationship between the press and the public, and phone-hacking and other potentially illegal acts 2) relationships between the press and police 3) the relationship between press and politicians 4) recommendations for improved policy and regulation.
4:07 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Federal Reserve Reform, Congressional Panel Representatives Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) testified on their differing ... Representatives Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Barney Frank (D-MA) testified on their differing legislative proposals to reform the Federal Reserve System. Representative Brady’s version included getting rid of the dual mandate of the Federal Reserve and allowing all 12 regional presidents to have a permanent vote in setting monetary policy, and would have the Federal Reserve monitor prices, specifically with the price of gold. Representative Frank’s bill would make Federal Reserve regional bank presidents more diverse and regional banks presidents would have to be confirmed by the Senate and president.
5:14 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Federal Reserve Reform, Economists Panel Economists testified on legislative proposals that either reform abolish the Federal Reserve ... Economists testified on legislative proposals that either reform abolish the Federal Reserve System.
6:28 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. U.S. Border Security Witnesses testified about methods to best measure border security and the implications for border ... Witnesses testified about methods to best measure border security and the implications for border security efforts. They focused on a proposal to shift from a “resource-based” to a “risk-based” strategy, applying tactical resources against the highest threats as they emerged. They also talked about the use of intelligence and information to identify threats, and shifts in focus in the targets of border patrol operations.