Watch your government in
One of the keys to democracy is a transparent
government. That is the primary reason for the freedom
of the press. Citizens should be able to stay informed.
One valuable tool for staying informed is C-Span.
This cable channel broadcasts live video from government
functions. This includes sessions of Congress and
congressional committee meetings.
Of course, most of us are too busy to watch it live.
Fortunately, there’s the C-Span video library. This site
is a free archive of C-Span broadcasts. Videos are
posted the same day as the live event.
The database has an extensive search function. You
can filter by date, topic, category and keywords. Many
recent videos also have transcripts linked to video time
codes. Easily find a single person's statement in a
Other impressive features also exist, such as the
Congress section. All members of Congress are listed.
Select a member to view all available videos in which
they speak. Video links go directly to their speeches.