C-SPAN: Let Us Televise Health Care Arguments

It asks Supreme Court to allow cameras for first time
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2011 3:46 PM CST

(Newser) – C-SPAN thinks the coming health care debate before the Supreme Court would be a perfect time to make history. The channel has written a letter to John Roberts requesting that it be allowed to televise the five-plus hours of arguments scheduled to take place in March over President Obama's health care overhaul, reports USA Today.

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"It is a case which will affect every American's life, our economy, and will certainly be an issue in the upcoming presidential campaign," wrote C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb. He better not hold his breath: The court has never allowed live video or audio broadcasts from its chambers, and Roberts in particular has long been opposed to the idea, notes the Huffington Post. Click for more, including a link to the full C-SPAN letter, or here on some key points about the case. (Read more C-SPAN stories.)

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