Brian Stelter of The New York Times reports t0day that "C-Span has uploaded virtually every minute of its video archives to the Internet":
The archives, at C-SpanVideo.org, cover 23 years of history and five presidential administrations and are sure to provide new fodder for pundits and politicians alike. The network will formally announce the completion of the C-Span Video Library on Wednesday.
So, next time you hear someone whining about how the private sector fails to provide "public interest programming," ask them why the government didn't think of C-SPAN first. And don't let them forget how, when C-SPAN first got off the ground, many in Congress fought the idea of public access to the inner workings of government. Thank God some folks in the private sector kept the heat on for access, while also keeping the monetary support flowing for the massive investment necessary to keep this unprecedented public resource alive and growing.
Visit C-SPAN's amazing -- and easily searchable -- video archive today: www.c-spanvideo.org/videoLibrary