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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

C-SPAN will not air Weldon press conference live

I called C-SPAN to ask why they are showing a rerun of a press conference from yesterday, instead of Congressman Weldon's update on Able Danger at 12:30pm.

They were kind enough to explain that they are actually covering the Weldon press conference, but that it will be airing at a later time, not live as it happens.

To be fair to C-SPAN, I'm sure they only have so many crews who can broadcast live, and I imagine it would be almost impossible to get their crew from the Energy Policy hearing over to Weldon's press conference and another news conference, especially if he goes over the half hour break in their doubled-up Energy Policy coverage with the hearings until 12:30pm and a separate news conference at 1:00pm.

No news yet when C-SPAN will air it.

C-SPAN 3 Schedule for Wednesday, November 9, 2005:

09:30 AM EST
3:00 (est.) LIVE
Senate Committee
Energy Prices
Energy and Natural Resources
Daniel K. Inouye , D-HI
Ted Stevens , R-AK
The beginning and end of this live program may be earlier or later than the scheduled times.

12:31 PM EST
0:30 (est.) [RECORDED from 11/8]
Congressional News Conference
Impact of Budget Proposals
Congressional Hispanic Caucus

01:00 PM EST
1:00 (est.) LIVE
News Conference
Energy Prices
U.S. Public Interest Research Group
Cindy Shogan , Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
Robert Dewey , Defenders of Wildlife
The beginning and end of this live program may be earlier or later than the scheduled times.

02:00 PM EST
2:30 (est.) LIVE
Senate Committee
Energy Prices
Energy and Natural Resources
Daniel K. Inouye , D-HI
Ted Stevens , R-AK
The beginning and end of this live program may be earlier or later than the scheduled times.