Sen. Byrd Flips the Switch in 1986

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By Betsy Rothstein 

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Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WVa.) flipping the switch for C-SPAN2, on June 2, 1986 (with C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb and then-president of C-SPAN Paul FitzPatrick). As an historical fact, Sen. Byrd was instrumental in Senate TV, which is why this photo was taken.

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