Now available: 160,000 hours!

Now available: 160,000 hours!

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Can’t get enough of Congress? Is Book TV your idea of Must-see TV? If so, you’ll be excited to learn that “virtually every minute” of C-SPAN’s archives for the last 23 years are now available at C-SpanVideo.org. The total? 160,000 hours. An official announcement will be made on Wednesday.

Only 10,000 hours of footage prior to 1987 have survived, but C-SPAN archivists are working on that too. I, for one, can’t wait to watch the Iran-Contra hearings again. If last year’s re-airing of that other 1980s classic, V, is anything to go on, it’ll be a nostalgic blast!

The only downside to this tremendous archival work? If you want to watch it all, you’ll need to dedicate 18 years to the endeavor.

Hat tip: Tom Boone

About: Meg Kribble

Research Librarian & Outreach Coordinator at the HLS Library.
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