National Press Club

Annual Fourth Estate Award

November 20, 2002

About This Video

Run time: 60 minutes

As part of a black-tie dinner, John Aubuchon presented the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Award to Brian Lamb, the CEO of C-SPAN television networks. The award is for lifetime achievement in journalism. The speakers praised Mr. Lamb and talked about their experiences with him and about the history of the C-SPAN networks. Mr. Lamb also addressed the audience. He attributed the success of C-SPAN to journalists in the audience who agreed to be interviewed in the early days of C-SPAN and who let C-SPAN cameras into their events. He also thanked the C-SPAN employees who helped build the network, including two in the audience who helped mount the first microwave transmitter on the top of the building. A video presentation showed all the NPC presidents during the time C-SPAN has carried National Press Club luncheons and many of the public figures who addressed the club. The music during the video presentation is not included due to copyright restrictions.