Founder of C-SPAN to Speak at Library

Brian Lamb, founder and chief executive officer of the C-SPAN cable network, will address The Ronald Reagan Forum later this month at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

Lamb began his broadcasting career in high school, working at television and radio stations in Indiana. He served in the Navy and then worked as a public affairs reporter.

He later worked as a Senate press secretary, and then in the White House.

Lamb came up with the idea for a public affairs network in the mid-1970s, while publishing his own biweekly newsletter on the media.


With the support of cable TV operators, Lamb launched the public affairs network in 1979. Today, more than 66 million households have access to C-SPAN.

Combined with its sister station, C-SPAN 2, the network presents gavel-to-gavel coverage of the U.S. Congress and provides public affairs programming.

Lamb will discuss his career, and his new book “Booknotes: America’s Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas” on Sept. 30 at 1:30 p.m. in the Reagan Library Auditorium, 40 Presidential Drive, near Simi Valley.

After the speech, he will sign copies of his book.

Tickets are $20, and available by calling the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation at 522-2977.