Well Done, C-Span
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES
As the nation eagerly waits to learn which political party will be controlling the House and Senate next year, we can now identify with certainty millions and millions of winners in this hard-fought midterm election. Those winners are the people who have taken advantage of the incomparable election coverage provided by C-SPAN and its companion Web sites, including the recently launched CampaignNetwork.org, which is a collaborative effort of C-SPAN and Congressional Quarterly.
Just when you think that C-SPAN's founder, chairman and CEO, Brian Lamb, and his peerless colleagues cannot possibly get any better at informing the American public (and the rest of the world) about our government and how it works, they soar to new heights.
The C-SPAN journey began in 1979, when the visionary Mr. Lamb succeeded in gaining permission to televise House proceedings. Through their relentless pursuit of excellence, Mr. Lamb and his colleagues methodically built a national institution. Given the bright light that C-SPAN shines on the American government and its democratic institutions today, it is now fair to say that the ever-wider-ranging C-SPAN organization has now become a national treasure.
But don't take our word for it. Just spend a few minutes perusing the C-SPAN Web site, especially CampaignNetwork.org. After being televised on the C-SPAN networks, more than 150 candidate debates from the most competitive political races this year remained available on the C-SPAN Web sites, where they could be viewed at the leisure of any voter. Hundreds of political ads are also available. …