Senators and Congressmen and Presidents, oh my!
March 17, 2010 3:55 AM   Subscribe

CSPAN has has just put their entire video archive online.
posted by twoleftfeet (17 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
The bad news: It's in Flash, right down to the "embed this video" feature.
posted by Doktor Zed at 4:06 AM on March 17, 2010


The health care reform debate section is a little lacking.
posted by gman at 4:51 AM on March 17, 2010


I'd been wondering if this would ever happen.
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:08 AM on March 17, 2010


Ambien sales are gonna drop sharply.
posted by dortmunder at 5:26 AM on March 17, 2010 [6 favorites]


This is great stuff. That says more about me than I would ordinarily care to admit, but I'll say it again. This is great stuff. Thanks, C-SPAN!
posted by blucevalo at 8:12 AM on March 17, 2010


Awesome!
posted by brundlefly at 8:19 AM on March 17, 2010


I'm lovin' the old campaign advertisements from before I was born and when I was a little kid but I wish the audio wasn't screwed up on so much of the old stuff.

Jimmy Carter 1976: Inflation rate? Bah, that's just something written on a piece of paper!

The "Daisy" nuclear war ad, held as the beginning of modern negative campaign ads
posted by XMLicious at 8:29 AM on March 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


the add before the Daisy one (public works in any state but mine = creeping socialism ) is eerily apropos today.
posted by nangua at 9:20 AM on March 17, 2010


Ambien sales are gonna drop sharply

Oh fie on ye of great snark! Did you not see that they're including BookTV?
posted by IndigoJones at 9:59 AM on March 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Did you not see that they're including BookTV?

sell! sell!
posted by TwelveTwo at 10:37 AM on March 17, 2010


Which button do I push to turn on the auto-tuning?
posted by Katrel at 10:48 AM on March 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


I once saw on CSPAN, they replayed a top ten list from the Late Show, and now its not in the library. Copyright?
posted by wheelieman at 11:29 AM on March 17, 2010


2006 White House Correspondent's Association Dinner. Link is to entire program, but stick with it long enough and you'll catch The Act Heard 'Round The Internet.
posted by JHarris at 12:09 PM on March 17, 2010


shit yeah!

75 appearances by my favorite blood-boiler, Jack Valenti, including his railing on the internet

billion bytes! halfway around the world in... one minute! (30:47)

"the most sordid pornography that your mind can ever comprehend"

Now for the recordings from Committee Hearings....
posted by morganw at 12:23 PM on March 17, 2010


So now I can not watch it on the internet too.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:15 PM on March 17, 2010


Inflation rate? Bah, that's just something written on a piece of paper!

Nothing against either Jimmy Carter or XMLicious, but this comment needs to be deleted right goddamned now. This is far too deadly a campaign tactic to be released to the public.

"Senator, how can you justify trying to pass a bill that legalizes murder of anyone born on a Tuesday?"
"Well heck, Tuesday's just a word written on a piece of paper."
(LANDSLIDE VICTORY)
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 4:21 PM on March 17, 2010


@morganw: Valenti pulls off the incredible, unbelievable feat of making the RIAA's Bainwol seem almost sane - maybe it was an agreement between the two, playing good-cop batshitcrazy-cop on the the Senate.
posted by tmcw at 9:33 PM on March 17, 2010


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