Last updated on: 10/14/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

C-SPAN Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Was Bill Clinton a Good President?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Aug. 18, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Media and Academic Journals
Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
Description:

“C-SPAN [Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network] is a private, non-profit public service of the cable television industry. Even though the network’s programming covers the political process, it receives no funding from any government. C-SPAN earns its operating revenues through license fees paid by cable systems that offer the network to their customers.

The cable television industry created C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) in 1979 to provide live, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the U.S. House of Representatives. Since those early days, C-SPAN has grown into a diverse information service that provides public affairs programming 24 hours a day in a variety of formats. Today the cable industry remains the primary distributor of the C-SPAN networks and continues that distribution as a service to the public.”

“The Company,” www.c-span.org (accessed Aug. 12, 2010)

Mission:

“Throughout C-SPAN’s development, it has never veered from its original mission: to air unedited, balanced views of government and public policy forums, and to provide viewers with direct access to elected officials, decision-makers and journalists.”

“The Company,” www.c-span.org (accessed Aug. 12, 2010)

Other:
Private, nonprofit company
Contact Info:
Phone
202-737-3220
Email
manager@c-span.org
Website
www.c-span.org