A look at C-SPAN throughout the years.
Created by C-SPAN on Apr 6, 2011
Last updated: 09/15/11 at 06:07 PM
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The C-SPAN Video Library wins Peabody Award "for its contribution to history, scholarship and public life".
During Academy Awards telecast, a clip from C-SPAN3 is shown during presentation for the Best Documentary Oscar. The award went to "Inside Job," which uses licensed C-SPAN video.
C-SPAN broadcasts Al Jazeera coverage of events in the Middle East.
C-SPAN reaction to Speaker Boehner's letter denying camera request.
C-SPAN Launches American History TV.
C-SPAN provides live video feed from the House floor on its Facebook page on the first day of the 112th Congress.
"Washington Journal" broadcasts for the first time in HD, remotely from the Canon House Office Building on the first day of the 112th Congress.
Former President Jimmy Carter is interviewed on "After Words" by historian Doug Brinkley. The weekly "After Words" program debuted on BookTV on C-SPAN2 in January 2005 (260 programs having been produced since).
C-SPAN releases poll on making Congress more accessible. A third of respondents (34% -- an estimated 79 million adults) said they watched C-SPAN in the past year. Of those C-SPAN viewers, 69% (an estimated 54 million adults) reported watching C-SPAN coverage of the House of Representatives.
C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles complete their Campaign 2010 coverage. During the mid-term elections, the two LCV's covered 35 key House races in 18 states- with LCV staff interviewing candidates, local experts and reporters. The LCV's, both Ford Transit Connects, traveled a combined 21,000 miles from August through November 2010, getting 15 car washes and seven oil changes - with zero trips to the repair shop.
C-SPAN Radio reaches national audience with the advent of satellite radio.
C-SPAN sends letter to incoming House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) requesting that the House allow floor proceedings to also be covered by C-SPAN cameras.
C-SPAN goes live at 7pm ET with Election Night coverage. During the mid-term elections, C-SPAN showed 140 total primary & general election debates (58 Senate, 37 House, 45 governor).
C-SPAN airs 100th candidate debate of the 2010 mid-term election cycle.
C-SPAN's Video Library wins Association of Cable Communicators "Golden Beacon" Award.
Frankfort Plant Board becomes first cable affiliate to switch on C-SPAN and C-SPAN 2 HD.
All three C-SPAN channels deliver HD simultaneously for the first time.
C-SPAN Reaches 100 Million American Homes Milestone.
C-SPAN Launches New C-SPAN Digital Bus and C-SPAN Local Content Vehicle.
C-SPAN’s Online Video Library Now Open to the Public; Over 160,000 Hours of Searchable Digital Video.
C-SPAN Radio launches iPhone application
C-SPAN interviews President Obama in the White House library, discussing, among other topics, health care, economics, and Supreme Court vacancy.
President Obama congratulates the StudentCam Grand Prize winner with a videotaped message shown on Washington Journal.
30th anniversary of the U.S. House going on television and C-SPAN's nationwide launch on cable sytems.
A new survey finds that 20% of cable TV households, an estimated 39 million Americans, watch C-SPAN regularly -- at least once or twice a week. The survey also illustrates an audience that is politically active, nearly equally liberal and conservative, and geographically diverse. Ninety percent of viewers say they voted in 2008.
The 75 winners in the fifth annual StudentCam national video documentary competition are announced. Middle school and high school students submitted short documentaries focusing on the topic: ''A message to the new president: What is the most urgent issue for the new president to address after taking office, and why?''
"Washington Journal" first solicits audience questions and comments via Twitter.
C-SPAN debuts the C-SPAN Civics Bus at Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington, DC. With 1.7 million people attending Barack Obama's inauguration in Washington, DC, C-SPAN staff sleeps on cots to cover the seventh presidential inauguration since our founding.
C-SPAN premieres White House Week: seven days and 15 hours of programming focused on the White House, including the feature-length documentary The White House: Inside America's Most Famous Home. The most extensive portrait of the White House on video is also available in HD.
C-SPAN publishes "Abraham Lincoln - Great American Historians On Our Sixteenth President".
C-SPAN's expands its Campaign 2008 television coverage to include Convention Hub and Debate Hub: interactive web sites tracking the conventions and debates through blogs, Twitter, and video. Total C-SPAN Campaign 2008 programming: 4190 hours.
C-SPAN unveils the "C-SPAN Video Library", a website that serves as a "frontend" to the C-SPAN Archives in West Lafayette, IN. The website provides streaming video, along with tools for searching the archives. In 2008, an embeddable player is added to the site.
C-SPAN wins Beacon Award for "The Capitol," the network's first series recorded in high-definition.
C-SPAN introduces new copyright policy and expanded Capitol Hearings website making video of Congressional hearings, White House and other Federal events more widely available to the Online community.
New Campaign 2008 Bus kicks-off "Road to the White House" tour from Des Moines, Iowa.
C-SPAN presents "The Capitol", a 3-part, 9 hour, rare look at the art, history and architecture of the U.S. Capitol building. Complementing the series premier is The Capitol Oral History Project on C-SPAN Radio, and an extensive web site at www.the-capitol.org.
C-SPAN debuts "The Communicators", a weekly half-hour interview with people who shape telecommunications policy.
C-SPAN marks 25th anniversary of viewer call-in programming with 25-hour marathon program and viewer essay contest.
Book TV Bus unveiled at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. before embarking on first nationwide tour of libraries, book festivals and bookstores.
C-SPAN Classroom debuts new Web site for middle and high school teachers at www.c-spanclassroom.org; includes free video content and resources tied to state teaching standards.
Book TV on C-SPAN2 premiers After Words; program pairs new, nonfiction authors with guest hosts who have a connection to the book's content.
Launch of weekly Sunday night interview series, Q & A, on C-SPAN.
801st and final Booknotes program airs on C-SPAN, concluding a 15-year run.
Debut of C-SPAN's Campaign Cam student video documentary contest, coinciding with the presidential election. With more than 700 entries in first year, annual StudentCam competition introduced in 2006.
C-SPAN celebrates 25th anniversary. Among the anniversary celebrations were a dinner for all 1,000 former and current C-SPAN staff; a viewer essay contest with 25 prize winners, a dinner for all current and former C-SPAN directors, and a multi-media ad campaign.
Book TV celebrates its fifth anniversary.
C-SPAN's Students and Leaders launches in Washington, D.C. Education program brings local leaders to high school classrooms to discuss leadership and public service, and airs to a national audience on the C-SPAN networks. Subsequent Students and Leaders held in New York City, Los Angeles and San Diego.
C-SPAN and Comcast present Students and Leaders - an educational experience for students at 40 DC-area schools during which national journalists and leaders discussed leadership and their commitment to public service.
C-SPAN Radio marks its 5th anniversary
C-SPAN airs the first of over 100 Senate, House and Gubernatorial debates for the 2002 midterm election.