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CSPAN Founder Discusses The Broadcasting History That Was Made 35 Years Ago At The NPC

October 15, 2015

CSPAN Founder Discusses The Broadcasting History That Was Made 35 Years Ago At The NPC

It was October, 1980 when CSPAN founder Brian Lamb, who was working out of the Press Club's first broadcast studio, took a call on the air from a viewer in Yankton, SD. That was the beginning of the first national regularly scheduled call in show in television broadcasting history. In this edition of Update-1, Lamb talks about that event and CSPAN's involvement with the Press Club over the years with former NPC President Mark Hamrick, now the chairman of the Broadcast Committee. Lamb also talks about how the common practice of cord cutting has had only a minimal impact on CSPAN.

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