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C-SPAN Snags Special Senate Access

C-SPAN has secured "special access" to the Senate floor for a 90-minute feature on the role of the Senate in society, as well as its history and traditions.

There will be an accompanying and "robust" education effort as well.

The Senate had to pass a resolution--it did so Dec. 9--allowing the access to the chamber and other sites. C-SPAN also had to sign a memorandum of understanding with the majority and minority leaders of the new Senate.

"The United States Senate," which will debut in the spring, will be executive produced by Mark Farkas (C-SPAN's "The Capitol" as well as series about First Ladies, the Supreme Court, and the White House).

C-SPAN’s multiplatform  networks are a public service funded by cable companies.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.