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4:00 am PT Approx. 50 min. LIVE Open Phones Libby Casey Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should gun laws ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should gun laws change?” The question related to the latest assault weapon mass shooting, at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. 2:01 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 9 min. Book Discussion on The Silenced Majority Amy Goodman; Denis Moynihan Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan talked about their book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of ... Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan talked about their book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, a collection of pieces covering major news stories of the day. The book chronicles efforts by popular movements and ordinary citizens who have challenged institutions of government and public power, as well as efforts by large corporate media to frame debate on issues.
They spoke at the Fox Tucson Theatre in Tucson, Arizona.
3:31 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Immigration in the American West Panelists talked about the history of Immigration in the American West. They examined the ... Panelists talked about the history of Immigration in the American West. They examined the immigration stories of Asians, Hispanics, Europeans and others, and discuss the reasons why those groups came to America. This event was part of the Western History Association’s 2012 annual conference in Denver.
4:53 am PT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Federal Employees and the Fiscal Cliff Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; Jacqueline Simon Jacqueline Simon of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) talked about the ... Jacqueline Simon of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) talked about the potential impact on federal employees of sequestration spending cuts and “fiscal cliff” negotiations. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
4:10 am PT Approx. 5 min. Book Discussion on 500 Days Author Kurt Eichenwald talked about his book, 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror ... Author Kurt Eichenwald talked about his book, 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars.
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
5:06 am PT Approx. 55 min. Federal Government, Innovation and the U.S. Economy Panelests talked about the government’s role in spurring innovation. Topics included ... Panelests talked about the government’s role in spurring innovation. Topics included what innovation is and the different types, U.S. global competitiveness, and the “fiscal cliff,” emphasizing that the government must resolve it to eliminate uncertainty. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
This discussion was part of a Center for American Progress, Harvard University, and Google forum titled, “Investing in the Future: Higher Education, Innovation, and American Competitiveness,” held at the Center for American Progress.
5:42 am PT Approx. 38 min. LIVE Electoral College Vote Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; James A. Thurber James Thurber talked about the electoral college vote, and he responded to telephone calls and ... James Thurber talked about the electoral college vote, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The 538 electors in the electoral college meet in their state and vote for president and vice president on separate ballots. These votes are sent to the president of the Senate who reads them before both houses of Congress on January 6, 2013. Topics included the elector selection process, the history of the system, and
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
4:16 am PT Approx. 41 min. Book Discussion on Dog Company Patrick O'Donnell Military historian Patrick O’Donnell talked about his book, Dog Company: The Boys of ... Military historian Patrick O’Donnell talked about his book, Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc - The Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day’s Toughest Mission and Led the Way Across Europe. He recounted the U.S. Army’s 2nd Ranger Battalion’s D Company, “Dog Company,” composed of sixty-eight men whose military campaigns during World War II included landing on the beaches of Normandy and the ascent of Pointe du Hoc. Patrick O’Donnell spoke at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. and responded to questions from the audience. 6:06 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 12 min. LIVE Federal Government Modernization The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted a forum on the E-Government Act, ... The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted a forum on the E-Government Act, intended to improve government productivity, services, and public access through use of information technology systems and the Web. Panelists in the first session talked about successes and challenges of the act ten years after its passage. Participants in the second discussion focused on upcoming decade and ways the government might continue to modernize.
6:21 am PT Approx. 39 min. LIVE Homeland Security Grants for States Libby Casey; David Maurer David Maurer talked about the grant money offered to states by the Department of Homeland Security ... David Maurer talked about the grant money offered to states by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to respond to and recover from a terrorism incident. Topics included the amount of money , how states spend it, and the types of oversight done by DHS. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series.*Each Monday morning the last hour of “Washington Journal” is devoted to a federal program, focusing on its mission, participants, and cost.
4:57 am PT Approx. 2 min. Book Discussion on Mr. Sunday's Saturday Night Chicken Fox News Host Chris Wallace and his wife Lorraine talked about her book Mr. Sunday’s ... Fox News Host Chris Wallace and his wife Lorraine talked about her book Mr. Sunday’s Saturday Night Chicken.
This interview was held at the 35th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, a fundraiser for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library held Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
8:20 am PT Approx. 34 min. Protecting the Infrastructure Harvey Rishikof; Suzanne Spaulding Suzanne Spaulding talked about strengthening and securing national critical infrastructure against ... Suzanne Spaulding talked about strengthening and securing national critical infrastructure against hazards such as extreme weather, cyber- and human-made threats, and physical deterioration. She mentioned incidents such as a train crash due to aging infrastructure that leaked toxic chemicals into a creek and Hurricane Sandy. Topics included the appropriate role of government and the private sector in addressing these hazards, and increasing trust between government and business.
This breakfast program of the of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security was held at The University Club of Washington, D.C.
7:03 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. President Obama at Newtown, Connecticut Prayer Vigil President Obama spoke at an interfaith vigil for families of the victims of the shooting at Sandy ... President Obama spoke at an interfaith vigil for families of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooting claimed 26 victims, including 20 children aged six and seven. In his remarks to local citizens at Sandy Point High School, President Obama read aloud the names of the victims, called on the nation to do more to prevent gun violence, and pledged the full power of the presidency in addressing the issue. During portions of the remarks muffled reaction from families in the auditorium could be heard. 5:01 am PT Approx. 29 min. Communicators with Gordon Smith Pedro Echevarria; Ted Gotsch; Gordon Smith Gordon Smith, president of the National Association of Broadcasters, talked about the future of ... Gordon Smith, president of the National Association of Broadcasters, talked about the future of television. Ted Gotsch was the guest reporter. 
This was the first in an occasional series about the future of television.
8:56 am PT Approx. 5 min. LIVE Electoral College, Part 1 Amy Bunk; Steven Scully The Electoral College was discussed as it met in the several states. In a pre-recorded ... The Electoral College was discussed as it met in the several states. In a pre-recorded interview, Amy Bunk talked about the history of the Electoral College and how the process works. Teaching materials available on the C-SPAN websites were also discussed.
8:22 am PT Approx. 10 min. Fiscal Cliff and the Alternative Minimum Tax Nancy Calo; Greta Brawner John Buckley talked about the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and its relationship to the ... John Buckley talked about the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and its relationship to the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the history of the AMT and the AMT patch, and the impact of a lack of agreement on a patch on taxpayers.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
5:32 am PT Approx. 59 min. Voting Wait Lines and the 2012 Election Panelists talked about voter difficulties in the 2012 election. Topics included voter ID ... Panelists talked about voter difficulties in the 2012 election. Topics included voter ID laws, long voting lines, and voter suppression. 
“Long Lines and High Enthusiasm” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
9:01 am PT Approx. 40 min. LIVE Ohio 2012 Presidential Electors Meeting Ohio’s Electoral College met in the Ohio Statehouse Senate Chamber to cast their votes, one ... Ohio’s Electoral College met in the Ohio Statehouse Senate Chamber to cast their votes, one for president and one for vice president. All 18 members cast their votes for President Obama and Vice President Biden. 
The proceedings included the Columbus Police Honor Guard, the national anthem, and prayers. They opened with a moment of silence for those killed in a shooting December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, who was also an elector, spoke about the shooting, the election, and the federal budget process.
Courtesy of the Ohio Channel.
8:33 am PT Approx. 26 min. U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy Ben Bernanke Ben Bernanke held a news conference following the quarterly Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ... Ben Bernanke held a news conference following the quarterly Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on current economic projections.  6:34 am PT Approx. 1 hr. Voter Identification Laws Ohio and West Virginia secretaries of state Jon Husted (R-OH) and Natalie Tennant (D-WV) talked ... Ohio and West Virginia secretaries of state Jon Husted (R-OH) and Natalie Tennant (D-WV) talked about voter identification laws in their respective states.
“Ensuring Integrity and Access: Voter ID in 2012 and Beyond” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
9:42 am PT Approx. 10 min. LIVE Electoral College, Part 2 Steven Scully; Christopher Tumbeiro The Electoral College was discussed as it met in the several states. Chris Tumbeiro was ... The Electoral College was discussed as it met in the several states. Chris Tumbeiro was interviewed by telephone about participating in the Electoral College as an elector for the state of California. He was the youngest elector chosen in 2012.
In a pre-recorded interview, Amy Bunk talked about the history of the Electoral College and how the process works.*
Teaching materials available on the C-SPAN websites were also discussed and electronic communications were read.
8:59 am PT Approx. 3 min. LIVE Morning Hour The House met for Morning Hour, during which members speak on a variety of topics.
No video ...
The House met for Morning Hour, during which members speak on a variety of topics.
No video was shown of this session.
7:36 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. LIVE Egypt's Constitutional Referendum Khaled Elgindy; Shadi Hamid; Tamara Wittes Khaled Elgindy and Shadi Hamid talked about Egypt’s vote on a draft constitution. They ... Khaled Elgindy and Shadi Hamid talked about Egypt’s vote on a draft constitution. They reviewed the referendum, explained the key factions involved in writing the constitution and those opposing President Mohammed Morsi, and discussed the future of Egypt. They also answered questions from the audience.
At the time of the program the outcome of the referendum was unknown as only only the first round of voting had taken place,
Mr. Hamid participated from Doha.
9:53 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Creation of the Electoral College and Chief Executive Meg McSweeney; Ray Raphael Author Ray Raphael chronicled the debate at the Constitutional Convention over who should elect ... Author Ray Raphael chronicled the debate at the Constitutional Convention over who should elect the U.S. president. He also described the arguments made by George Washington, James Madison, and lesser-known delegates on the scope of the president’s power. He also responded to questions from the audience. Raphael’s most recent book is Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive. The David Library of the American Revolution in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania hosted.
9:03 am PT Approx. 7 min. Electoral College Vote Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; James A. Thurber James Thurber talked about the electoral college vote, and he responded to telephone calls and ... James Thurber talked about the electoral college vote, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The 538 electors in the electoral college meet in their state and vote for president and vice president on separate ballots. These votes are sent to the president of the Senate who reads them before both houses of Congress on January 6, 2013. Topics included the elector selection process, the history of the system, and
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
9:08 am PT Approx. 9 min. Social Security and the Fiscal Cliff Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; Stephen Ohlemacher Stephen Ohlemacher talked about Social Security and its role in negotiations to avoid the ... Stephen Ohlemacher talked about Social Security and its role in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included cost of living adjustments (COLA), the funding of Social Security and its solvency, and who receives it.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series looking at specific policy areas of the “fiscal cliff.”
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
11:00 am PT Approx. 2 min. LIVE Electoral College, Part 3 Steven Scully The Electoral College was discussed as it met in the several states. Teaching materials ... The Electoral College was discussed as it met in the several states. Teaching materials available on the C-SPAN websites were also discussed and electronic communications were read.
9:11 am PT Approx. 35 min. LIVE South Carolina Senator Announcement Governor Nikki Haley (R) announced the appointment U.S. Representative Tim Scott (R-SC) to succeed ... Governor Nikki Haley (R) announced the appointment U.S. Representative Tim Scott (R-SC) to succeed to the seat of U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), who resigned from the Senate as of January 1, 2013, to become the president of the Heritage Foundation. Representative Scott would become the first black Republican senator from the South since Reconstruction. 9:17 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. LIVE Medicare Eligibility Age Panelists talked about the consequences of raising Medicare’s eligibility age from 65- to to ... Panelists talked about the consequences of raising Medicare’s eligibility age from 65- to to 67-years old. Juliette Cubanski first detailed the results of a Kaiser Foundation study of the issue. Among the topics raised after Ms. Cubanski’s presentation were encouraging people to stay in the work force longer, income levels of beneficiaries, and the impact on Medicare of the Affordable Care Act (the health care law). 11:02 am PT Approx. 52 min. North Carolina 2012 Presidential Electors Meeting Elainie Marshall North Carolina’s Electoral College met in the House Chamber at the state capitol to cast ... North Carolina’s Electoral College met in the House Chamber at the state capitol to cast their votes, one for president and one for vice president. All 15 members cast their votes for former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) for president and U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) for vice president.
Courtesy of the Office of North Carolina Secretary of State.
9:47 am PT Approx. 10 min. Electoral College Vote Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; James A. Thurber James Thurber talked about the electoral college vote, and he responded to telephone calls and ... James Thurber talked about the electoral college vote, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The 538 electors in the electoral college meet in their state and vote for president and vice president on separate ballots. These votes are sent to the president of the Senate who reads them before both houses of Congress on January 6, 2013. Topics included the elector selection process, the history of the system, and
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
10:54 am PT Approx. 4 min. South Carolina Senator Announcement Governor Nikki Haley (R) announced the appointment U.S. Representative Tim Scott (R-SC) to succeed ... Governor Nikki Haley (R) announced the appointment U.S. Representative Tim Scott (R-SC) to succeed to the seat of U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), who resigned from the Senate as of January 1, 2013, to become the president of the Heritage Foundation. Representative Scott would become the first black Republican senator from the South since Reconstruction. 11:58 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Future of Egypt Panelists talked about the future of Egypt. the country was to vote on a draft constitution ... Panelists talked about the future of Egypt. the country was to vote on a draft constitution that would also expand decision-making powers of the country’s President Muhammed Morsi. The draft had resulted in protests by supporters and opponents of President Morsi. Mr. Cook talked about U.S. policy in the region, Mr. Trager gave a detailed explanation of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Mr. Cohen spoke about his experience as the Israeli Ambassador to Egypt.
9:58 am PT Approx. 18 min. Homeland Security Grants for States Libby Casey; David Maurer David Maurer talked about the grant money offered to states by the Department of Homeland Security ... David Maurer talked about the grant money offered to states by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to respond to and recover from a terrorism incident. Topics included the amount of money , how states spend it, and the types of oversight done by DHS. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series.*Each Monday morning the last hour of “Washington Journal” is devoted to a federal program, focusing on its mission, participants, and cost.
10:59 am PT Approx. 5 hr. 16 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate convened for a period of morning business. Thereafter, members began consideration ... The Senate convened for a period of morning business. Thereafter, members began consideration of H.R. 1, which was to serve as the vehicle for the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill.
At 5 p.m., the Senate turned to executive session to consider the nominations of Fernando Olguin to be a U.S. District Court judge for the Central District of California; and Thomas Durkin to be a U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of Illinois.
*At 5:30pm, the Senate will take a roll call vote on the Olguin nomination.
Senators eulogized Senator Daniel Inouye who died today.
1:32 pm PT Approx. 56 min. Iran’s Human Rights Record Panelists talked about Iran’s human rights abuses and nuclear program. The participants ... Panelists talked about Iran’s human rights abuses and nuclear program. The participants Included an Iranian political prisoner who described her abuse and subsequent escape, and two other Iranians, one of whom was a former Obama administration adviser on Iran.
“Iran’s Human Rights Record” was part of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies' 2012 Washington Forum, titled, “Dictators and Dissidents: Should the West Choose Sides?”
10:17 am PT Approx. 42 min. LIVE White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of issues. Questions included ... Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions on a number of issues. Questions included the status of “fiscal cliff” negotiations after the meeting between President Obama and Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) earlier in the morning and gun control proposals after the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
The program ends abruptly.
4:17 pm PT Approx. 8 min. Reaction to Connecticut Shooting C-SPAN viewers made comments on the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, ... C-SPAN viewers made comments on the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooting claimed 26 victims, including 20 children aged six and seven. 2:31 pm PT Approx. 55 min. Presidential Appointment Process James Pfiffner George Mason University professor and author James Pfiffner talked about the presidential ... George Mason University professor and author James Pfiffner talked about the presidential appointment process and how it can be improved. The president’s political appointees often face delays in getting approved by Congress. Senate rules allow lawmakers to anonymously delay a vote on a nominee for 30 days. 
Mr. Pfiffner is a public policy professor at George Mason University, and has written several books on the presidency.
11:00 am PT Approx. 14 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 4606 - To authorize the issuance ...
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 4606 - To authorize the issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Denny Rehberg / Natural Resources Committee)
2) S. 3193 - Barona Band of Mission Indians Land Transfer Clarification Act of 2012 (Sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein / Natural Resources Committee)
4:26 pm PT Approx. 27 min. Senator Daniel Inouye Oral History Interview Daniel Inouye; Ronald Sarasin American History TV is airing a selection of oral history interviews with former and current Asian ... American History TV is airing a selection of oral history interviews with former and current Asian American members of Congress. This week we hear from Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii who had youthful dreams of being an orthopedic surgeon before he was wounded in combat during World War II with the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the all-volunteer Japanese American unit. He is now the most senior member of the U.S. Senate. This interview is about a half hour. 3:31 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Irish Parliament Debate on Abortion, Day 1 Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.
This portion ...
Members of the Irish Dial (Parliament) debated the country’s abortion laws.
This portion of the debate took place on November 20, 2012.
12:23 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Federal Government Modernization The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted a forum on the E-Government Act, ... The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted a forum on the E-Government Act, intended to improve government productivity, services, and public access through use of information technology systems and the Web. Panelists in the first session talked about successes and challenges of the act ten years after its passage. Participants in the second discussion focused on upcoming decade and ways the government might continue to modernize. 4:55 pm PT Approx. 8 min. Senate Leaders Reid and McConnell on Death of Senator Inouye Mitch McConnell; Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Harry (D-NV) announced the death of Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI). Minority ... Senate Majority Leader Harry (D-NV) announced the death of Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI). Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) also made remarks. 5:01 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Egypt's Constitutional Referendum Khaled Elgindy; Shadi Hamid; Tamara Wittes Khaled Elgindy and Shadi Hamid talked about Egypt’s vote on a draft constitution. They ... Khaled Elgindy and Shadi Hamid talked about Egypt’s vote on a draft constitution. They reviewed the referendum, explained the key factions involved in writing the constitution and those opposing President Mohammed Morsi, and discussed the future of Egypt. They also answered questions from the audience.
At the time of the program the outcome of the referendum was unknown as only only the first round of voting had taken place,
Mr. Hamid participated from Doha.
1:31 pm PT Approx. 11 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 Rob Bishop; Dennis Rehberg; Gregorio Sablan The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. 5:03 pm PT Approx. 29 min. Communicators with Gordon Smith Pedro Echevarria; Ted Gotsch; Gordon Smith Gordon Smith, president of the National Association of Broadcasters, talked about the future of ... Gordon Smith, president of the National Association of Broadcasters, talked about the future of television. Ted Gotsch was the guest reporter. 
This was the first in an occasional series about the future of television.
7:34 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Federal Government Modernization The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted a forum on the E-Government Act, ... The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted a forum on the E-Government Act, intended to improve government productivity, services, and public access through use of information technology systems and the Web. Panelists in the first session talked about successes and challenges of the act ten years after its passage. Participants in the second discussion focused on upcoming decade and ways the government might continue to modernize.
1:44 pm PT Approx. 35 min. South Carolina Senator Announcement Governor Nikki Haley (R) announced the appointment U.S. Representative Tim Scott (R-SC) to succeed ... Governor Nikki Haley (R) announced the appointment U.S. Representative Tim Scott (R-SC) to succeed to the seat of U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), who resigned from the Senate as of January 1, 2013, to become the president of the Heritage Foundation. Representative Scott would become the first black Republican senator from the South since Reconstruction. 5:34 pm PT Approx. 57 min. Q&A with Anne Applebaum Anne Applebaum; Brian Lamb Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum talked about her book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing ... Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum talked about her book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956. She used newly opened archives and conducted interviews to examine the effects of communist totalitarianism on East Germany, Poland, and Hungary from the end of World War II to the 1956 uprisings following Stalin’s death. She explained how the Soviets created institutions such as the secret police to undermine civil society and increase party control and used propaganda to shape popular opinion and reinforce communist ideology. She contrasted this with the frustration that communist leaders expressed behind closed doors when their economic and societal reforms did not achieve expected results. She also shared her own experiences in the region. She lives in London and Warsaw. Video clips included Churchill’s “iron curtain” speech, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the “Song of the Party,” and her husband, Radek Sikorski, the current foreign minister of Poland. 8:45 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Vladimir Putin State of the Nation Address Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly in ... Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly in Moscow. It was his first state of the nation address since winning a third term as president. He outlined a broad range of economic goals over the next few years and vowed to root out corruption in the political system. 
This is a Russian television broadcast. Simultaneous interpretation into English.
Courtesy of Russia Today Television.
2:24 pm PT Approx. 41 min. Ohio 2012 Presidential Electors Meeting Ohio’s Electoral College met in the Ohio Statehouse Senate Chamber to cast their votes, one ... Ohio’s Electoral College met in the Ohio Statehouse Senate Chamber to cast their votes, one for president and one for vice president. All 18 members cast their votes for President Obama and Vice President Biden. 
The proceedings included the Columbus Police Honor Guard, the national anthem, and prayers. They opened with a moment of silence for those killed in a shooting December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, who was also an elector, spoke about the shooting, the election, and the federal budget process.
Courtesy of the Ohio Channel.
6:34 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Medicare Eligibility Age Panelists talked about the consequences of raising Medicare’s eligibility age from 65- to to ... Panelists talked about the consequences of raising Medicare’s eligibility age from 65- to to 67-years old. Juliette Cubanski first detailed the results of a Kaiser Foundation study of the issue. Among the topics raised after Ms. Cubanski’s presentation were encouraging people to stay in the work force longer, income levels of beneficiaries, and the impact on Medicare of the Affordable Care Act (the health care law). 10:08 pm PT Approx. 57 min. Voter Registration Improvements Panelists talked about challenges in voter registration and methods of ... Panelists talked about challenges in voter registration and methods of improvement. 
“Does Voter Registration Need an Upgrade?” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
3:09 pm PT Approx. 22 min. Electoral College Vote Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; James A. Thurber James Thurber talked about the electoral college vote, and he responded to telephone calls and ... James Thurber talked about the electoral college vote, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The 538 electors in the electoral college meet in their state and vote for president and vice president on separate ballots. These votes are sent to the president of the Senate who reads them before both houses of Congress on January 6, 2013. Topics included the elector selection process, the history of the system, and
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
8:14 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. U.S. Health Care Clinical physicians and policy leaders talked about transparency and public access in measuring ... Clinical physicians and policy leaders talked about transparency and public access in measuring America’s hospitals and health care system. Representative Jim Cooper (D-TN) stated that policies and federal exemptions have to be modified in order to save federal programs like Social Security and Medicaid. In addition, speakers discussed ways to improve the safety and quality of health care in America. Other speakers included Johns Hopkins Hospital Surgeon Dr. Marty Makary, former policy director for the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public engagement Dr. Kavita Patel, and Lown Institute President Dr. Vikas Saini. 11:06 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Egypt's Constitutional Referendum Khaled Elgindy; Shadi Hamid; Tamara Wittes Khaled Elgindy and Shadi Hamid talked about Egypt’s vote on a draft constitution. They ... Khaled Elgindy and Shadi Hamid talked about Egypt’s vote on a draft constitution. They reviewed the referendum, explained the key factions involved in writing the constitution and those opposing President Mohammed Morsi, and discussed the future of Egypt. They also answered questions from the audience.
At the time of the program the outcome of the referendum was unknown as only only the first round of voting had taken place,
Mr. Hamid participated from Doha.
3:32 pm PT Approx. 2 hr. 13 min. LIVE House Session, Part 3 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. 9:55 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. Small Businesses Affected by Hurricane Sandy Small Business Administration (SBA) employees and local officials from New Jersey and New York ... Small Business Administration (SBA) employees and local officials from New Jersey and New York testified on the impact to small businesses of Hurricane Sandy. Much of the hearing was focused on the amount SBA takes to process loan applications and disbursements, and SBA loan interest rates. Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer urged Congress to approve supplemental funding for New Jersey and other states affected by Hurricane Sandy, saying that funding was crucial to her city’s recovery. 1:40 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Federal Government Modernization The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted a forum on the E-Government Act, ... The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted a forum on the E-Government Act, intended to improve government productivity, services, and public access through use of information technology systems and the Web. Panelists in the first session talked about successes and challenges of the act ten years after its passage. Participants in the second discussion focused on upcoming decade and ways the government might continue to modernize.
5:46 pm PT Approx. 1 min. House Morning Prayer on Connecticut School Shooting Patrick Conroy In the day’s opening prayer, House Chaplain Pat Conroy reflected on those killed in a ... In the day’s opening prayer, House Chaplain Pat Conroy reflected on those killed in a shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. 11:40 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Medicare Eligibility Age Panelists talked about the consequences of raising Medicare’s eligibility age from 65- to to ... Panelists talked about the consequences of raising Medicare’s eligibility age from 65- to to 67-years old. Juliette Cubanski first detailed the results of a Kaiser Foundation study of the issue. Among the topics raised after Ms. Cubanski’s presentation were encouraging people to stay in the work force longer, income levels of beneficiaries, and the impact on Medicare of the Affordable Care Act (the health care law). 2:51 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Vladimir Putin State of the Nation Address Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly in ... Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly in Moscow. It was his first state of the nation address since winning a third term as president. He outlined a broad range of economic goals over the next few years and vowed to root out corruption in the political system. 
This is a Russian television broadcast. Simultaneous interpretation into English.
Courtesy of Russia Today Television.
5:48 pm PT Approx. 2 min. Senate Morning Prayer on Connecticut School Shooting Barry Black In the day’s opening prayer, Senate Chaplain Barry Black reflected on those killed in a ... In the day’s opening prayer, Senate Chaplain Barry Black reflected on those killed in a shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. 1:18 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. U.S. Health Care Clinical physicians and policy leaders talked about transparency and public access in measuring ... Clinical physicians and policy leaders talked about transparency and public access in measuring America’s hospitals and health care system. Representative Jim Cooper (D-TN) stated that policies and federal exemptions have to be modified in order to save federal programs like Social Security and Medicaid. In addition, speakers discussed ways to improve the safety and quality of health care in America. Other speakers included Johns Hopkins Hospital Surgeon Dr. Marty Makary, former policy director for the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public engagement Dr. Kavita Patel, and Lown Institute President Dr. Vikas Saini.
5:50 pm PT Approx. 16 min. Senators Durbin, Leahy, and Cardin on Connecticut School Shooting Benjamin Cardin; Richard Durbin; Patrick Leahy Senators reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in ... Senators reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. 3:00 am PT Approx. 56 min. U.S. Economy and the Middle Class Panelists talked about the possible consequences of Congress and President Obama failing to reach ... Panelists talked about the possible consequences of Congress and President Obama failing to reach agreement to avoid the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012. Topics included tax code reform, housing prices, and increasing costs in higher education and the middle class.
6:07 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Majority Leader Reid on Connecticut School Shootings Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at ... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. 3:57 am PT Approx. 48 min. High-Speed Rail Program Witnesses testified on the future of high-speed rail in the transportation infrastructure of the ... Witnesses testified on the future of high-speed rail in the transportation infrastructure of the Northeastern United States, which includes Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston.
6:11 pm PT Approx. 5 min. Minority Leader McConnell on Connecticut School Shootings Mitch McConnell Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, ... Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
6:18 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. House Resolution Condemning Connecticut School Shooting Members debated a resolution honoring the victims of and responders to a shooting December 14, ... Members debated a resolution honoring the victims of and responders to a shooting December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. They began with remarks by Representative Christopher Murphy (D-CT) and a moment of silence.
7:46 pm PT Approx. 8 min. Reaction to Connecticut Shooting C-SPAN viewers made comments on the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, ... C-SPAN viewers made comments on the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooting claimed 26 victims, including 20 children aged six and seven.
7:57 pm PT Approx. 27 min. Senator Daniel Inouye Oral History Interview Daniel Inouye; Ronald Sarasin American History TV is airing a selection of oral history interviews with former and current Asian ... American History TV is airing a selection of oral history interviews with former and current Asian American members of Congress. This week we hear from Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii who had youthful dreams of being an orthopedic surgeon before he was wounded in combat during World War II with the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the all-volunteer Japanese American unit. He is now the most senior member of the U.S. Senate. This interview is about a half hour.
8:25 pm PT Approx. 15 min. Senator Akaka on Death of Senator Inouye Daniel Akaka Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who died earlier in the ... Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who died earlier in the day at the age of 88. Senator Inouye was the Senate’s most senior member and a Medal of Honor recipient for his service during World War II.
8:41 pm PT Approx. 35 min. South Carolina Senator Announcement Governor Nikki Haley (R) announced the appointment U.S. Representative Tim Scott (R-SC) to succeed ... Governor Nikki Haley (R) announced the appointment U.S. Representative Tim Scott (R-SC) to succeed to the seat of U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), who resigned from the Senate as of January 1, 2013, to become the president of the Heritage Foundation. Representative Scott would become the first black Republican senator from the South since Reconstruction.
9:17 pm PT Approx. 53 min. North Carolina 2012 Presidential Electors Meeting Elainie Marshall North Carolina’s Electoral College met in the House Chamber at the state capitol to cast ... North Carolina’s Electoral College met in the House Chamber at the state capitol to cast their votes, one for president and one for vice president. All 15 members cast their votes for former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) for president and U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) for vice president.
Courtesy of the Office of North Carolina Secretary of State.
10:10 pm PT Approx. 42 min. Ohio 2012 Presidential Electors Meeting Ohio’s Electoral College met in the Ohio Statehouse Senate Chamber to cast their votes, one ... Ohio’s Electoral College met in the Ohio Statehouse Senate Chamber to cast their votes, one for president and one for vice president. All 18 members cast their votes for President Obama and Vice President Biden. 
The proceedings included the Columbus Police Honor Guard, the national anthem, and prayers. They opened with a moment of silence for those killed in a shooting December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, who was also an elector, spoke about the shooting, the election, and the federal budget process.
Courtesy of the Ohio Channel.
10:53 pm PT Approx. 6 min. Tracey Van Dusen on the Electoral College Steven Scully; Tracey Van Dusen Tracey Van Dusen spoke by phone about how she teaches the Electoral College and uses C-SPAN ... Tracey Van Dusen spoke by phone about how she teaches the Electoral College and uses C-SPAN Classroom resources at her school. Ms. Van Dusen teaches regular and advanced placement government and American History at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, MI.
11:03 pm PT Approx. 1 min. House Morning Prayer on Connecticut School Shooting Patrick Conroy In the day’s opening prayer, House Chaplain Pat Conroy reflected on those killed in a ... In the day’s opening prayer, House Chaplain Pat Conroy reflected on those killed in a shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
11:04 pm PT Approx. 2 min. Senate Morning Prayer on Connecticut School Shooting Barry Black In the day’s opening prayer, Senate Chaplain Barry Black reflected on those killed in a ... In the day’s opening prayer, Senate Chaplain Barry Black reflected on those killed in a shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
11:07 pm PT Approx. 16 min. Senators Durbin, Leahy, and Cardin on Connecticut School Shooting Benjamin Cardin; Richard Durbin; Patrick Leahy Senators reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in ... Senators reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
11:23 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Majority Leader Reid on Connecticut School Shootings Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at ... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
11:28 pm PT Approx. 5 min. Minority Leader McConnell on Connecticut School Shootings Mitch McConnell Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, ... Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
11:35 pm PT Approx. 8 min. Reaction to Connecticut Shooting C-SPAN viewers made comments on the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, ... C-SPAN viewers made comments on the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooting claimed 26 victims, including 20 children aged six and seven.
11:46 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Daniel Inouye Oral History Interview Tom Ikeda; Daniel Inouye; Beverly Kashino Senator Daniel Inouye reflected on his World War II military service with the famed 442nd ... Senator Daniel Inouye reflected on his World War II military service with the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team, an all-volunteer unit made up entirely of second-generation Japanese Americans. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallant action, and lost an arm in battle. 
This interview from the Densho Visual History Collection was conducted June 30, 1998, in Honolulu, Hawaii, by Tom Ikeda and Beverly Kashino for Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project.
This program contains language that some may find offensive.
1:01 am PT Approx. 35 min. South Carolina Senator Announcement Governor Nikki Haley (R) announced the appointment U.S. Representative Tim Scott (R-SC) to succeed ... Governor Nikki Haley (R) announced the appointment U.S. Representative Tim Scott (R-SC) to succeed to the seat of U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), who resigned from the Senate as of January 1, 2013, to become the president of the Heritage Foundation. Representative Scott would become the first black Republican senator from the South since Reconstruction.
1:40 am PT Approx. 52 min. North Carolina 2012 Presidential Electors Meeting Elainie Marshall North Carolina’s Electoral College met in the House Chamber at the state capitol to cast ... North Carolina’s Electoral College met in the House Chamber at the state capitol to cast their votes, one for president and one for vice president. All 15 members cast their votes for former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) for president and U.S. Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) for vice president.
Courtesy of the Office of North Carolina Secretary of State.
2:34 am PT Approx. 41 min. Ohio 2012 Presidential Electors Meeting Ohio’s Electoral College met in the Ohio Statehouse Senate Chamber to cast their votes, one ... Ohio’s Electoral College met in the Ohio Statehouse Senate Chamber to cast their votes, one for president and one for vice president. All 18 members cast their votes for President Obama and Vice President Biden. 
The proceedings included the Columbus Police Honor Guard, the national anthem, and prayers. They opened with a moment of silence for those killed in a shooting December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, who was also an elector, spoke about the shooting, the election, and the federal budget process.
Courtesy of the Ohio Channel.
3:18 am PT Approx. 6 min. Tracey Van Dusen on the Electoral College Steven Scully; Tracey Van Dusen Tracey Van Dusen spoke by phone about how she teaches the Electoral College and uses C-SPAN ... Tracey Van Dusen spoke by phone about how she teaches the Electoral College and uses C-SPAN Classroom resources at her school. Ms. Van Dusen teaches regular and advanced placement government and American History at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, MI.
3:27 am PT Approx. 1 min. House Morning Prayer on Connecticut School Shooting Patrick Conroy In the day’s opening prayer, House Chaplain Pat Conroy reflected on those killed in a ... In the day’s opening prayer, House Chaplain Pat Conroy reflected on those killed in a shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
3:28 am PT Approx. 2 min. Senate Morning Prayer on Connecticut School Shooting Barry Black In the day’s opening prayer, Senate Chaplain Barry Black reflected on those killed in a ... In the day’s opening prayer, Senate Chaplain Barry Black reflected on those killed in a shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
3:31 am PT Approx. 4 min. Majority Leader Reid on Connecticut School Shootings Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at ... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
3:35 am PT Approx. 5 min. Minority Leader McConnell on Connecticut School Shootings Mitch McConnell Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, ... Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)) reacted to the shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
3:42 am PT Approx. 10 min. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Connecticut School Shooting Christopher Murphy; Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke in support of a resolution condemning a shooting December 14, ... Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke in support of a resolution condemning a shooting December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. 
3:53 am PT Approx. 4 min. Moment of Silence for Connecticut School Shooting Victims Christopher Murphy The House observed a moment of silence for the victims of a shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at ... The House observed a moment of silence for the victims of a shooting Friday, December 14, 2013, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.