The Senate voted against ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities this week. Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, a longtime proponent for disability rights, was spotted on the floor (see picture below) in a wheelchair along with his wife, former Senator Elizabeth Dole.
This screen shot was used by multiple news outlets, including AP, The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, US News & World Report and others.
One of the things you may noticed on every c-span.org webpage is the ability you have to share that page via various social networks. This is thanks to our use of the Share-This widget. It worked remarkably well this year, so much so that Share-This did a blogpost about it. Check it out here: http://blog.sharethis.com/2012/11/06/c-span-leverages-sharethis-frictionless-sharing-solution-for-the-2012-elections/
C-SPAN is the only network that shows the pre-debate program inside the debate site. At each of this year’s Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates the Co-Commissioners of the Commission on Presidential Debates gave a shout-out to C-SPAN for this. See them below.
October 3 http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4006758
October 11 http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4033521
October 16 http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4192028
October 22 http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4192029
C-SPAN covered the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL this week, gavel-to-gavel. People all across the country watched C-SPAN coverage, and people in Tampa did, too.
One prominent watcher was Mitt Romney. Shortly before delivering his acceptance speech, Mitt Romney’s Personal Aide tweeted this picture of the candidate watching C-SPAN backstage.
Romney isn’t the first candidate to watch C-SPAN during a convention. As you can see in this blogpost, then candidate Barack Obama watch C-SPAN for complete convention coverage as well.
The Alabama Cable Telecommunications Association recently honored Bright House Networks in Birmingham. The association gave Bright House its 2012 Technical Excellence Award for the cable network’s execution of the Same Day/Next Day initiative. Bright House also won the association’s Excellence in Cable Public Affairs Award for hosting C-SPAN’s Cities Tours. C-SPAN’s LCV (Local Content Vehicles) tours highlighted Birmingham, AL in November of 2011. Congratulations to the LCV team for producing another successful string of city tours!
Chris Cillizza, of the Washington Post, talked about American politics and the 2012 election on today’s episode of the Washington Journal. He gave a quick plug to C-SPAN’s Video Library, calling it “the most amazing tool that I have found for a political junkie like myself.” Cillizza commended the VL for allowing him to go back and harvest old video.
Click here to listen to Chris Cillizza’s thoughts on the VL.
Tour C-SPAN’s Video Library by clicking on the link below:
Minnesota Senator Al Franken mentioned C-SPAN on the Senate floor today. He admitted to listening C-SPAN radio in his car. Watch the video here
C-SPAN’s StudentCam is an annual national video competition for middle and high school students. In 2008, Brian Odell entered one of the high school selection third-prize winning videos. In this Washington Journal interview Brian talks about his winning video entitled “Energy Crisis in America.”
Brian has not stopped making videos since his StudentCam win. In fact, his passion for video making has only intensified. Brian’s YouTube channel, mainly consisting of interviews with touring metal bands, has over 125,000 subscribers and averages about two million views a month. These numbers caught the attention of some people at Google Inc., YouTube’s corporate parent.
Brian was one of 25 winners of a competition called “Next Up.” The contest is geared towards increasing the popularity and growth of the next big YouTube stars. Brian spent four days in NYC receiving tips and training advice from YouTube experts. He also recieved a check worth $35,000.
Here’s the link to the New York Times article on Brian Odell and the “Next Up” competition….
C-SPAN’s Steve Scully sat down with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, former Governor Mitt Romney, earlier this week. Scully interviewed Romney in Cornwall, Pennsylvania during his five-state bus tour of election battleground states. Here’s a video clip of the interview
Several other news sources picked up on the interview. ABC Good Morning America, The Associated Press, CBS, TPM Livewire, and The Los Angeles Times all incorporated the interview into articles that credited C-SPAN for the footage.