C-SPAN facts for kids
|Slogan||Created by Cable. Offered as a Public Service.|
|Headquarters||Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.|
|Owner||National Cable Satellite Corporation (nonprofit)|
C-SPAN ( an acronym for Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) is a private, not-for-profit cable television network in the United States. It was created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service. It televises many proceedings of the U.S. federal government, as well as other programs related to public affairs.
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Sen. Robert Byrd (right), C-SPAN's founder Brian Lamb (left) and Paul FitzPatrick flip the switch for C-SPAN2 on June 2, 1986. FitzPatrick was C-SPAN president at the time.
C-SPAN's HDTV coverage of the beginning of the 112th Congress on January 5, 2011. The on-screen design seen here was used from April 19, 2010 to January 17, 2016.
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