This site provides insight into C-SPAN's history, its daily operations, a peek behind the scenes and, of course, the network's coverage of important happenings in the United States and around the world since its first broadcast in 1979 to the year 2008. Here you'll find press releases, photographs, and mail sent directly to C-SPAN from their viewers.


Viewer Mail Snapshot

Of particular interest is the mail viewers have sent to C-SPAN over a 30 year span. One way of thinking about the reach of C-SPAN is by looking at the geographic distribution of those writing the network. Use the interactive map below to explore the correspondence geographically. A drill-down browse of the letters is also possible.