C-SPAN Celebrates 30 Years of Senate Coverage

CSPAN ANNIVERSARYJune 2 marked a special anniversary for the U.S. Senate and for C-SPAN. It was 30th anniversary of the first television coverage of the Senate’s floor debate, carried on C-SPAN2.  C-SPAN2 was launched to carry the video feed from the Senate chamber, live and gavel-to-gavel. An anniversary page highlights the first televised session and some of the significant issues covered over the past 30 years.

C-SPAN and CSPAN2, created and supported by the cable television industry to provide public access to the political process, are available to substantially all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

 

 

06/06/16 at 12:06 pm

New On Demand: ‘The Nut Job’

Animated family film “The Nut Job” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

A squirrel is banished from his park and forced to survive in the city. He stumbles on the one thing that may be able to save his life – Maury’s Nut Store. Will Arnett and Brendan Fraser star.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

04/17/14 at 11:56 am

Last Chance for Two Nominated Titles On Demand

The clock is ticking on two Oscar-nominated Suddenlink On Demand titles.

The rental window closes Wednesday, Jan. 21, on “Before Midnight.”   The romantic drama has been nominated for best adapted screenplay.

You’ll have until Friday, Jan. 31, to catch “The Great Gatsby.” The 2013 film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved novel has earned Oscar nominations for best costume design and best production design.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

01/16/14 at 1:34 pm

Tonight: ESPN Looks at ‘84 Figure Skating Scandal

The Price of Gold,” a new installment of the Emmy-nominated ESPN “30 for 30” documentary series, premieres tonight, 8 p.m. CT. The special revisits the figure-skating scandal surrounding the 1994 Winter Olympics, when figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by an assailant later discovered to be the ex-husband of rival skater Tonya Harding.

According to ESPN, the “30 for 30” series was created to commemorate the network’s 30th anniversary with the production of 30 films from respected directors that offer their perspectives on “the issues, trends, athletes, teams, rivalries, games and events that transformed the sports landscape from 1979 to 2009.”

01/16/14 at 10:15 am

New On Demand: ‘Enough Said’

Comedy film “Enough Said” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand.

While her daughter prepares to leave for college, a divorced masseuse (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) starts dating a sweet but somewhat clueless man (James Gandolfini) with whom she shares a fun rapport, only to discover that he’s her new friend’s ex. It was Gandolfini’s last film performance before his death.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

01/15/14 at 2:07 pm

Teachers Turning to Tech to Help Students

In a change that reflects the increasing use of technology in classrooms, more teachers are letting students use tablets and smartphones to study for exams. Some even let them take exams online. Des Moines Register reporter Mary Stegmeir examines the pros and cons of this evolving approach to education.

01/15/14 at 1:46 pm

New Gadgets that May, May Not be Essentials

You may be parenting adequately without a teddy bear that monitors vital signs, and your preschooler is probably faring just fine without her own kid-friendly tablet computer, but a tag that works with your mobile device to track lost keys, wallets or glasses? Well, that might be a practical investment.  Yahoo Tech takes a look at these and a pretty cool robot kit in “4 More Awesome Gadgets for Families from the World’s Biggest Tech Show.”

01/14/14 at 10:07 am

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