C-SPAN Wants To Makes Its ‘Gone Wild’ House Cameras Permanent

US Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks to US Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) in the House Chamber at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2023. - Kevin McCarthy lost out in the 14th round of voting in the race to be the next speaker of the US House of Representatives late Friday, amid extraordinary scenes of acrimonious Republican infighting. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • C-SPAN has asked House leaders to let it continue free-ranging with its cameras now that the chamber is back in session.
  • This follows the outpouring of support from viewers and House members wowed by the unusual C-SPAN camera work during the multi-day vote for speaker.
  • C-SPAN Co-CEO Susan Swain, in a letter to House leaders, said her company would like to add its cameras in the chamber so that they could capture the action in the seats, not just at the podium and tables where formal speeches are given to House-controlled stationary cameras.

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