Founding Father: How C-span's Brian Lamb Changed Politics in America

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-05-01
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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This is the first biography of the enigmatic broadcast visionary and C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb. It explores Lamb's experiences as public affairs officer to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, White House staffer during the Johnson and Nixon administrations, Capitol Hill press secretary, and many other previously unknown stories. Founding Father also chronicles the creation and rise of C-SPAN from a dream to the network of record for public affairs with its legion of C-SPAN junkies.

Author Biography

Stephen E. Frantzich is professor of political science at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Bridge Spanning the Political Chasmp. 1
The Founding Father: Building a Bridge on a Midwestern Foundationp. 5
A Bridge to Powerdisep. 29
Building Bridge Supportsp. 55
Building and Strengthening the Rickety Bridgep. 67
Bridge Maintenance: Management by Walking Aroundp. 83
Managing the Flow: The Lamb Stylep. 95
No Star Span(g)-Led Banterp. 119
Maintaining the Bridgep. 143
The Bridge Still Standsp. 161
Notesp. 167
Indexp. 181
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