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

C-SPAN Biography

Position:
? to the question "Was Bill Clinton a Good President?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Aug. 18, 2010

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