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October 2007

Release Date: October 4, 2007

Angelo State to Host C-SPAN CEO

Angelo State University will welcome Brian Lamb, chairman and CEO of the C-SPAN cable network, for a pair of public information sessions Oct. 9-10 in the Houston Harte University Center.

During his two appearances, Lamb will focus primarily on politics and the news media, with an emphasis on how viewers and listeners can become more discerning observers and more informed participants in the voting process. The sessions will run from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, and from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center. Both sessions are open free to the public.

Also the founder of C-SPAN, Lamb has been at the helm of the public affairs channel since he helped the cable industry launch it in 1979. Today, C-SPAN employs 265 people and delivers public affairs programming on three television channels to most of the nation’s cable and satellite customers; globally to internet users via C-SPAN.org and nine other internet sites; and to radio listeners through C-SPAN radio, an FM station in Washington that is also heard on the XM and Sirius satellite services.

Still a regular on-air presence at C-SPAN, Lamb has interviewed Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Clinton and world leaders such as Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev. Once a week, he hosts “Washington Journal,” C-SPAN’s morning political call-in program, and moderates “Q and A,” the network’s Sunday night interview program.

Lamb’s ASU appearances are being sponsored by local business owners Ken and Brenda Gunter and San Angelo Mayor J.W. Lown.