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Old 06-04-11, 10:48 PM   #1
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C-Span's total archive online - recommendations???

Apologies if this already has a thread; I did a search and came up nil but maybe didn't do the search properly. Or maybe it should be in the TV forum.

So it looks like C-Span recently put its entire history online. Every show, every hearing, every speech, forum, call-in, Booknotes, etc. viewable and searchable by name, topic, year, etc.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/videoLibrary/

I'm actually curious what would be some of the more entertaining things to watch. This library goes back to the mid-to-late 80s. What are some of the most dramatic C-Spanny events worth re-visiting today? Assuming there are some?
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Old 06-04-11, 10:53 PM   #2
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Re: C-Span's total archive online - recommendations???

The dictionary is online too. Start with N, it's hilarious.
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Old 06-04-11, 10:53 PM   #3
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Cool idea for a thread, I'd love to hear any suggestions as well.
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Old 06-04-11, 11:13 PM   #4
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No idea on the C-Span site, but you can find some pretty good stuff, including some great Presidential speeches at http://www.archive.org/details/audio_news
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Old 06-04-11, 11:16 PM   #5
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Re: C-Span's total archive online - recommendations???

I enjoyed the series on the history and architecture of the United States Capitol.

http://www.the-capitol.org/schedule/
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Old 06-04-11, 11:40 PM   #6
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Do they have BookTv?!! There have been some great panel discussions and quite a few good solo talks.
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Old 06-05-11, 12:42 AM   #7
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Thanks for that, T2Phil.

And they do have Book TV, almost 10,000 programs!
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/browse?browse=series&id=5

It seems like there is just endless material available but not a lot of user-generated feedback. There is a "most watched" sorter but that's it.
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Old 06-05-11, 12:44 AM   #8
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Thanks for that, T2Phil.

And they do have Book TV, almost 10,000 programs!
http://www.c-spanvideo.org/browse?browse=series&id=5

It seems like there is just endless material available but not a lot of user-generated feedback. There is a "most watched" sorter but that's it.
Whoa...that will keep me busy for a long time! I was a CSPAN-2 junkie in college.
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Old 06-05-11, 02:06 AM   #9
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The dictionary is online too. Start with N, it's hilarious.
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Old 06-05-11, 08:06 AM   #10
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^^^ On a "related" note:

Here is an LA news broadcast about the 1992 Rodney King trial riots:

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/AngelesT

And here is George Bush Sr. addressing the nation in the wake of the verdict. Riots were in progress....

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/PoliceTrial

As a bonus, before cutting to the presidential address C-Span left in about 30 seconds of a call-in show that Bush interrupted, and the caller is some maniac in Anaheim in mid-rant about the IRS "tearing into people's homes," lol.

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Old 06-05-11, 04:28 PM   #11
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White House Christmas stuff and 4th of July shows definitely!

Maybe they even have the British PM questions. I think the SCOTUS justices have been in some interviews. 40 year Apollo anniversary - I know Buzz was there, but not sure if that was interesting.
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