Did you know that C-SPAN placed its entire archive of footage dating back to 1987 online earlier this year? Over 160,000 hours of programming can be viewed in its entirety at the C-SPAN Video Library. From Congressional Medal of Honor ceremonies to President Clinton’s press conference in reaction to the 1994 midterm elections, if it happened on C-SPAN in the last 23 years, you can find it online. Even your favorite installment of Book TV is available!
The archive features a rich index which allows you to find relevant video based on a number of criteria, including subject, speaker names, titles, affiliations, sponsors, committees, categories, formats, policy groups, keywords and location. The amount of content available feels almost limitless, and as C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb told the New York Times earlier this year, “Journalists can feast on it.” Dig in!