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"The Communicators" is C-SPAN's new weekly series featuring a half-hour interview with the people who shape our digital future. The Communicators airs Saturdays on C-SPAN at 6:30pm ET and Monday on C-SPAN2 at 8am and 8pm ET.

"The Communicators" is C-SPAN's new weekly series featuring a half-hour interview with the people who shape our digital future. The Communicators airs Saturdays on C-SPAN at 6:30pm ET and Monday on C-SPAN2 at 8am and 8pm ET.
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Washington, DC

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C-SPAN

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"The Communicators" is C-SPAN's new weekly series featuring a half-hour interview with the people who shape our digital future. The Communicators airs Saturdays on C-SPAN at 6:30pm ET and Monday on C-SPAN2 at 8am and 8pm ET.

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@cspan

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English

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400 North Capitol Street NW Suite 650 Washington DC 20001 202-737-3220


Episodes

Communicators Roundtable on AT&T-Time Warner Merger

6/13/2018
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Two antitrust analysts examine a June 12 AT&T-Time Warner federal court ruling that allows AT&T to merge with Time Warner. Diana Moss and Joshua Wright, who run antitrust institutes, think the ruling was narrow & will not affect other merger efforts.

Duration:00:31:18

Communicators with Tom Wheeler

6/9/2018
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Former FCC Chair Tom Wheeler (D), discusses the end of net neutrality, his signature achievement, on June 11. The current GOP-led FCC voted to replace open internet regulation with FTC regulation under Title 1. Privacy and mergers are also discussed.

Duration:00:29:17

Communicators with Matt Polka and Andrew Petersen

6/2/2018
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American Cable Association CEO Matthew Polka and TDS Telecom Senior Vice President Andrew Petersen talk about the future of the cable and internet industries and issues facing small and medium-sized and rural cable and video providers.

Duration:00:30:47

Communicators with Brendan Carr

5/26/2018
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Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr discusses changes to internet regulations slated for this summer, including the push for moving to 5G, and the current climate of media mergers.

Duration:00:29:28

Communicators at the Congressional Hackathon, Part 2

5/19/2018
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Congressional staffers and outside groups go to a "hackathon" to discuss how Congress can improve its work through technology. They pitch ideas about apps they've created and how Congress can be made more open and accessible.

Duration:00:30:17

Communicators with Gigi Sohn and Robert McDowell

5/12/2018
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Gigi Sohn and former FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell talk about the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint and what it means for the two companies, consumers, and the wider cellular and communications world.

Duration:00:29:53

Communicators at the Congressional Hackathon

5/5/2018
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Minority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), along with staffers and others at a congressional "Hackathon" talk about how they are trying to make Congress more effective through use of technology.

Duration:00:28:25

Communicators with Craig Moffett

4/28/2018
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Telecom analyst Craig Moffett discusses the impact of telecommunications developments on TV, video, and the internet industry. Some of the developments include merger efforts, 5G, and net neutrality.

Duration:00:29:34

Communicators with Zeynep Tufekci

4/21/2018
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Zeynep Tufekci, associate professor of information and library science at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses social media companies' use of personal user data against the backdrop of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony.

Duration:00:29:55

Communicators with Lee Goodman and Nuala O'Connor

4/15/2018
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Attorney Lee Goodman and Nuala O'Connor, Center for Democracy and Technology CEO, talk about hearings with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the privacy issues raised by Cambridge Analytica's use of personal data of 87 million Facebook users.

Duration:00:57:23

Communicators and the State of the Net Conference, Part 2

4/7/2018
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The Communicators looks at technology, cybersecurity and emergency preparedness at the State of the Net Conference. Guests include Assistant Homeland Security Secretary Jeanette Manfra, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Robert Strayer, and others.

Duration:00:40:41

Communicators with Michael Powell

3/31/2018
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NCTA President Michael Powell talks about privacy issues raised when Cambridge Analytica harvested data of 50 million Facebook users, Justice Department efforts to prevent AT&T from merging with Time Warner, and the FCC's net neutrality rules.

Duration:00:29:08

Communicators with Bob Quinn

3/23/2018
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AT&T's top lobbyist Bob Quinn talks about key communications issues, as well as the trial that begins Monday over the company's plan to buy Time Warner. The Justice Department brought an antitrust suit, arguing that a merger would reduce competition.

Duration:00:29:11

Communicators with Jimmy Soni

3/17/2018
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Jimmy Soni, co-author of [A Mind at Play], talks about digital pioneer Claude Shannon, whose research on communications and information theory influenced decades of communications telegraphy, telephony, the internet, and cell phones.

Duration:00:29:53

Communicators with Representative Marsha Blackburn

3/10/2018
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Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), chair of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, talks about the first FCC reauthorization in 28 years, broadband expansion, 5G and other issues.

Duration:00:30:05

Communicators with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

3/3/2018
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FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn (D) talks about the FCC's rejection of net neutrality under its Republican chairman, Ajit Pai. She also talks about the role of the FCC in internet regulation & the push for 5G and broadband expansion.

Duration:00:27:41

Communicators and the State of the Net Conference, Part 1

2/24/2018
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The Communicators looks at technology and its impact on voting and democracy with speakers at the State of the Net Conference. Guests include Katie Harbath of Facebook and Karen Kornbluh, former ambassador to the OECD, and others.

Duration:00:36:45