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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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"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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Episodes

Communicators with Jeff Cohen

10/13/2018
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Jeff Cohen, government relations director of the Association of Public-Safety Communication Officials, talks about efforts to improve communications among first responders since 9/11 attacks showed the flaws in communications systems.

Duration:00:29:57

Communicators with Jeanette Manfra

10/5/2018
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The Department of Homeland Security's Jeanette Manfra talks about cyber threats against the U.S. in 2018, how the U.S. is working to foil foreign efforts to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections, and emergency communications during disasters.

Duration:00:32:59

Communicators with David Redl

9/29/2018
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David Redl, administrator of NTIA - the agency that advises the President on telecommunications - discusses the Trump Administration's spectrum policy. He also discusses FirstNet and emergency communications and internet governance.

Duration:00:29:18

Communicators with Barry Lynn

9/21/2018
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Barry Lynn, who heads the Open Markets Institute, talks about his organization, which studies the size and power of companies that look like monopolies and the threat that they can pose to democracy.

Duration:00:28:17

Communicators with Jonathan Spalter

9/14/2018
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Jonathan Spalter, USTelecom president, talks about communications issues, including developing 5G, expansion of broadband through the U.S., and USTelecom's view that government needs to help build out into hard-to-reach areas.

Duration:00:28:48

Communicators on Social Media Regulation

9/7/2018
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Berin Szoka, Tech Freedom president, and Harold Feld, Public Knowledge senior vice president, discuss whether social media should be regulated, how companies monitor for offensive material, and charges that conservative voices are being censored.

Duration:00:29:39

Communicators with Louis Rossetto

8/31/2018
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Louis Rossetto, co-founder and former editor in chief of WIRED, talks about founding Wired, the impact the magazine has had, the early days of the internet, how he was fired from the magazine he founded. He also talk about his book, [Change is Good].

Duration:00:27:17

Communicators with Mark Mills

8/24/2018
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Mark Mills, co-founder of Digital Power Capital, discusses his new book, [Work in the Age of Robots]. He suggests that despite aritificial intelligence and automation, the job sector is likely to grow and productivity will increase.

Duration:00:35:36

Communicators with Thomas Hazlett

8/17/2018
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Clemson University professor and former FCC chief economist Thomas Hazlett talks about the history of wireless spectrum regulation and his book, [The Political Spectrum].

Duration:00:31:17

Communicators with Jonathan Adelstein

8/10/2018
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Jonathan Adelstein, president of WIA, the Wireless Infrastructure Association, talks about 5G and small cell technology. WIA builds the cell towers and other technologies needed for the next generation of mobile communications.

Duration:00:30:11

Communicators with Victoria Espinel and Nuala O'Connor

8/3/2018
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Victoria Espinel, president and CEO of BSA and Nuala O'Connor, president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology, discuss the impact of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation on businesses and society.

Duration:00:29:59

Communicators with Syed Kamall

7/27/2018
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Syed Kamall, a member of the European Parliament, talks about European tech policy issues, including the new GDPR privacy regulations that are a concern to some US-based companies. He also discusses the impact of Brexit on technology developments.

Duration:00:27:52

Communicators with Tina Pidgeon and Christopher Dietrich

7/20/2018
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GCI General Counsel Tina Pidgeon and Christopher Dietrich, of the Alaska Collaborative for Telemedicine & Telehealth, talk about how telecommunications and medical services are provided in a large state like Alaska.

Duration:00:27:12

Communicators with Morgan Reed

7/13/2018
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App Association President Morgan Reed talks about privacy, cybersecurity, app developers' ability to create apps, European privacy rules, and an upcoming Supreme Court case on whether Apple has a monopoly on app sales.

Duration:00:29:20

Communicators with Jeremy Bailenson

7/6/2018
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Jeremy Bailenson, a Stanford University professor who runs Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, talks about virtual reality and its potential impact on society. He's author of [Experience on Demand].

Duration:00:31:45

Communicators with Cory Bennett and Bryan Bender

6/29/2018
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[Politico]'s National Security and Europe Deputy Editor Cory Bennett and National Security Correspondent Bryan Bender discuss their investigative reporting on how China is gaining access to U.S. technology and what the U.S. is doing to protect it.

Duration:00:30:06

Communicators with Michael O'Rielly

6/22/2018
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FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly (R) talks about how the internet will operate now that net neutrality rules have ended, children's programming rules, and the impact of a federal court's approval of the proposed AT&T and Time Warner merger.

Duration:00:30:47

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