C-SPAN has put its video archives online. As the website states “The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 160,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and immediately accessible through the database and electronic archival systems developed and maintained by the C-SPAN Archives.”
C-SPAN provides a great insight into the political process, good, bad, ugly, and sometimes humorous. It’s free to check. I decided to search for just one word: genealogy. I actually got 1 hit on a person, 7 program results hits, and 205 transcripts. Some don’t apply to the word as family historians use it, but it’s worth checking out. An interesting transcript I read was Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave.
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