On March 19, 1979, C-SPAN went live to a public audience for the first time. Since that day, when it debuted with four employees, the network has become a mainstay in American politics. The New York Times spoke with Susan Swain, one of C-SPAN’s two chief executives, about the birth of the network, Washington’s initial resistance to being caught on camera and how the network has adapted to the social media age.
Discovery Communications today announced that Susan Swain will join the company’s board of directors, effective December. Swain is co-CEO of multiplatform public affairs content distributor, C-SPAN. “Susan Swain has a proven track record of leadership at a highly respected multichannel media organization, as well as decades of accomplishments in strategic operations, consumer engagement and branding,” […]