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(USA Today)   Founder of C-SPAN stepping down as CEO. Has plans to start another similarly exciting network tentatively called The Paint Drying Channel   (content.usatoday.com) divider line 24
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2012-03-21 10:25:12 AM
fark you, subby. Brian Lamb is a hero.

/we've got to clone this guy
//seriously it's all we have left besides Comedy Central
 
2012-03-21 10:38:52 AM
Fark TV?
 
2012-03-21 10:43:58 AM
C-SPAN is probably one of the few places on American TV where you'll see ex-Black Panther Party dudes talking about their books.
 
2012-03-21 10:48:49 AM
I'd watch C-SPAN on a regular basis if it had an HD channel. I'm not kidding. And I know how little sense that makes.
 
2012-03-21 10:54:41 AM

redpanda2: I'd watch C-SPAN on a regular basis if it had an HD channel. I'm not kidding. And I know how little sense that makes.


You really want to see Boehner in HD?
 
2012-03-21 10:57:14 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: You really want to see Boehner in HD?


No, that's the Logo Channel HD.
 
2012-03-21 11:09:48 AM
I think I'd rather watch paint dry than watch C-SPAN.
 
2012-03-21 11:10:51 AM
C-SPAN, though boring, is invaluable. They still provide much of the footage you see of congress. They are there and recording when politicians are at their best (not very often) and there worst (almost always). It is a messy, beautiful boring thing with nuggets of pure greatness. Remember the "series of tubes" comment by Ted Stevens. You know who recorded that for posteriety? C-SPAN.
 
2012-03-21 12:16:32 PM
Time for reality shows about politicians hunting ghosts and airing politcal thriller movies with gene hackman in marathons
 
2012-03-21 12:50:00 PM
They should bring back Trent Lott. The show really jumped the shark when he left.
 
2012-03-21 12:58:33 PM

lysdexic: fark you, subby. Brian Lamb is a hero.

/we've got to clone this guy
//seriously it's all we have left besides Comedy Central


this

brian lamb has created what is possibly the only impartial public affairs nes source available today.

Washington journal in the am is the best morning show around . With hosts that remain professional and impartial,evenwith odd guests and derpy callers. And none of them just jokes away the morning.

Add book tv on the weekends with authors talking about all aspects of history, biography and civic affairs, and you can nwver see daylight between friday and monday.

Brian lamb should get a medal for the job he has done.
 
2012-03-21 01:48:08 PM
Brian Lamb is a Boilermaker.

But he also worked for the Nixon election campaign.
 
2012-03-21 02:04:37 PM

Omnivorous: Brian Lamb is a Boilermaker.

But he also worked for the Nixon election campaign.


That commie that wanted universal health care? That dolt?

Well, nobody's perfect.
 
2012-03-21 03:19:06 PM
Book TV on the weekend is great.
 
2012-03-21 03:36:48 PM
What? No love for American History Weekend or whatever it's called?

Anyway, I think C-SPAN is awesome!!
 
2012-03-21 05:38:52 PM
If it weren't for C-SPAN, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert would be co-hosting "Dancing With The Stars,"

And AmHistory on CS3 is the best - the old Army "Big Picture" shows are comedy gold.
 
2012-03-21 06:40:07 PM

RyansPrivates: C-SPAN, though boring, is invaluable. They still provide much of the footage you see of congress. They are there and recording when politicians are at their best (not very often) and there worst (almost always). It is a messy, beautiful boring thing with nuggets of pure greatness. Remember the "series of tubes" comment by Ted Stevens. You know who recorded that for posteriety? C-SPAN.


Not to mention the awesomeness that is the Correspondents' Dinner.
 
2012-03-21 07:37:02 PM
The Flys Farking channel is PPV
 
2012-03-21 07:54:42 PM

RyansPrivates: C-SPAN, though boring,


I actually find it oddly addictive - been known to spend an afternoon glued to it.

/Still think SCOTUS-TV would be awesome
//Pretty much the same set of characters year-after-year
///Like any good reality show, they would have challenges - like steal a pen from Oval Office, or sneak a line from Ghostbusters into an opinion - good stuff
 
2012-03-21 08:22:17 PM
Like sports, CSPAN is good to have on as background when writing code, because it's occasionally riveting.

If our guys were as riveting as question time in the House of Commons that I am sometimes lucky enough to catch on CSPAN, the code development would stop cold.

/I refer the right honorable gentlemen to the reply that I gave some moments ago.
 
2012-03-21 09:10:18 PM

Omnivorous: Brian Lamb is a Boilermaker.

But he also worked for the Nixon election campaign.


This is why I love that I went to purdue... We are promote and respect other Boilermakers whenever possible.

/ even Herman Cain
 
2012-03-21 09:55:53 PM
Still better than the new History, Discover, Animal Planet, and SyFy channels
 
2012-03-22 02:06:40 AM
>lysdexic
>fark you, subby. Brian Lamb is a hero.

Were you crying while you wrote this?

Lamb is far from a hero. He's an arrogant schmuck whose network still hasn't mastered basic things like ensuring there's enough lighting when filming. C-Span is Hollywood for politicians and a surrogate for sleep medication for the people.
 
2012-03-22 01:42:09 PM

tomWright: lysdexic: fark you, subby. Brian Lamb is a hero.

/we've got to clone this guy
//seriously it's all we have left besides Comedy Central

this

brian lamb has created what is possibly the only impartial public affairs nes source available today.

Washington journal in the am is the best morning show around . With hosts that remain professional and impartial,evenwith odd guests and derpy callers. And none of them just jokes away the morning.

Add book tv on the weekends with authors talking about all aspects of history, biography and civic affairs, and you can nwver see daylight between friday and monday.

Brian lamb should get a medal for the job he has done.


drjekel_mrhyde: Still better than the new History, Discover, Animal Planet, and SyFy channels


Spot-on.

I haven't haven't had cable for about a year because I moved and just never got it but I loved watching C-Span for the reasons you both mentioned. I was watching some tube over at my parents' house recently was amazed at what's become of the History and Disconvery channels. It was like reality t.v. central! I used to watch alot of both. Haven't seen Food Network or HGTV in a while either; I wonder if their programming has into just a bunch of reality t.v. shows too.

I've read more books in the past year without cable than I have my whole life. I've turned into a library nerd.
I do like Create T.V. and ION Life on regular t.v. though.

Books > t.v.
 
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