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C-SPAN Caller Uses N-word on Live TV

A C-SPAN viewer called President Barack Obama the N-word before being kicked off the air on Thursday.

“This is about race. The Republicans hate that n—– Obama,” said the caller who identified himself as a Republican from California.

C-SPAN doesn’t use a delay, even when they are taking live calls from viewers. Host Steve Scully immediately hung up, saying, “We’re not gonna use that kind of language. You can certainly make your point, but you cross the line when you use language like that,” he said. “And so to our viewers and listeners, I want to apologize.”

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C-SPAN Gearing Up for Midterm Elections

CSPANIt’s never too early to talk about campaign coverage, right? This afternoon, C-SPAN is out with its plans for the 2014 midterms.

The network will televise over 100 Senate, House, and governor debates leading up to this year’s midterm elections. Many will be simulcasted on local stations across the country.

“With the balance of power at stake in Congress, especially in the closely watched U.S. Senate races, C-SPAN will be the one place where you can see all the debates in the most competitive races,” Steve Scully, C-SPAN’s Sr. EP and political editor, said in a release. “Our partnerships with the local broadcast stations and cable companies across the country who televise these debates locally make our comprehensive coverage possible.”

The first debate in the lineup takes place September 3 at 7pmET on C-SPAN, C-SPAN radio, and C-Span.org, featuring the candidates for one of North Carolina’s Senate seats.

The Ticker: Greta/Ryan, ABC/Univision, C-SPAN/Conventions

  • Wisconsin native and Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren will anchor a special edition of “On the Record” tonight focusing on the life and career of Rep. Paul Ryan, the presumptive GOP VP nominee. The special features interviews with Ryan’s friends, family and neighbors in Janesville, Wisc.
  • NPR highlights the upcoming ABC News/Univision cable news channel. “Officials at the two networks say the formula, still evolving, will incorporate lifestyle programming as well, focusing on entertainment, food, health, music and pop culture.”
  • C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully outlines the cable channel’s RNC and DNC coverage plans, and how to watch:

CNN’s Ed Henry to Vote for Fox News to get Front Row Briefing Room Seat

Henry_6.9.jpgTVNewser has learned CNN White House correspondent and White House Correspondents Association officer Ed Henry will vote for Fox News to take over the front row White House briefing room seat vacated earlier this week with the abrupt resignation of Helen Thomas.

Henry is one of three officers on the WHCA, the others being Ed Chen of Bloomberg and David Jackson of USA Today. Other board members include Doug Mills of The New York Times, Steve Scully of C-SPAN, Don Gonyea of NPR, Julie Mason of the DC Examiner and Caren Bohan of Reuters.

CNN only got a front row seat after the renovations of the James S. Brady briefing room in 2007. CNN was awarded the seat due to seniority — 27 years on the air at the time. We’re told Fox News supported the move then. And now, as the #1 cable news network and almost 14 years on the air, this may be FNC’s time.