An Emotional Journey Through C-SPAN’s Fantabulous Video Library

Many of you out there are already enjoying the benefits of C-SPAN’s new free digital video library, which let’s us muse every video since 1987. At least one of you has said you may need to take a personal day to watch old footage of former Rep. Jim Traficant’s (I-Ohio) floor speeches. (We suggest you not tell VandeHarris that’s the reason for your personal day).

To help you organize your watching, we’ve created an Emotional Journey through the C-SPAN library. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry,…well, you get the idea.

Laughter
Russian President Boris Yeltsin cracks then-President Bill Clinton up.

Serious Laughter
Former President George Bush with presidential impersonator Steve Bridges at the 2006 White House Correspondent’s Dinner. “Muy caliente,” Bridges says of Bush’s wife, Laura.

Tears
Rep. Duke Cunningham (R-Calif.) tearfully resigns.

Laughter
Comedian Chris Farley imitates former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.).

Sadness
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.)chokes back tears while he reads stories of constituents’ health problems.

Experience love, compassion and near weeping after the jump…


Love and Compassion
Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas): “Why me lord?” (Congressman returns to floor after a heart attack)

Weepy
Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) during floor debate.