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So, Brian Lamb, it’s just been announced that you’ll receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. What are you going to do now?
“Come back to work the next morning,” the C-SPAN founder told Inside the Beltway Oct. 30, soon after President Bush announced this year’s recipients for the nation’s highest civilian award.
“This is a terrific honor for our entire place,” said Mr. Lamb. “I’ve got 260 colleagues and 20 board members who never get a mention, so this is a shared reward.”
Mr. Lamb said one of the great things about C-SPAN and its trademark live coverage of congressional proceedings is that viewers can “figure out on their own account” what is transpiring in government, without the interruption and commentary so often injected by TV news anchors and pundits.”
”Don’t get me wrong; I love the press. I love what newspapers do,” he said. “And what TV [news channels] do is important, but you’d be surprised at how much one can grasp, figure out for themselves” simply by watching Congress in action.