"Brian Patrick Lamb" is an United States/American journalist and the founder, executive chairman, and now retired CEO of C-SPAN; an American Cable channel/cable network which provides coverage of the United States House of Representatives/U.S. House of Representatives and United States Senate/U.S. Senate as well as other public affairs events. Prior to launching C-SPAN in 1979, Lamb held various communications roles including White House Telecommunications policy of the United States/telecommunications policy staffer and Washington bureau chief for Cablevision magazine. He also served as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy for four years. Lamb has conducted thousands of interviews in his lifetime, including those on C-SPAN's Booknotes and Q&A (U.S. talk show)/Q&A, and is known for his unique interview style, focusing on short, direct questions. Over the course of his career Lamb has received numerous honors and awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Humanities Medal.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous businessmen! More Brian Lamb on Wikipedia.
Twenty-five years ago, I was a guy with an idea to give the public access to political events, without interruption and without commentary. But C-SPAN is also the story of a group of public-minded cable entrepreneurs who stepped up and said, 'Yes, we'll put the House of Representatives on our cable systems,' and who continue to support us to this day.Brian Lamb