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The Communicators

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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.

Location:

Washington, DC

Networks:

C-SPAN

Description:

"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.

Twitter:

@cspan

Language:

English

Contact:

400 North Capitol Street NW Suite 650 Washington DC 20001 202-626-8919


Episodes

Communicators with Andy Purdy

1/10/2020
Huawei Chief U.S. Security Officer Andy Purdy discusses Huawei's problems doing business in the U.S., including a recent FCC vote that companies cannot use federal funds to buy Huawei equipment for their networks. Huawei is suing the FCC in response.

Duration:00:27:58

Freedom House Report on Internet Freedom Worldwide

1/4/2020
Adrian Shahbaz, the research director of a Freedom House report on internet freedom, talks about a crisis in social media, and what countries around the world are doing to regulate the internet.

Duration:00:26:55

Future of Transportation with "Hop Skip Go" co-author Stephen Baker

12/27/2019
[Hop, Skip, Go] co-author Stephen Baker talks about the future of transportation, printable 3-D cars, and tiny helicopters that carry one person.

Duration:00:28:49

Tech Companies & Public Policy, Jason Oxman, ITI President

12/20/2019
Jason Oxman, the leader of the Information Technology Industry Council, looks at regulation, trade, privacy and antitrust.

Duration:00:29:49

Telecom Subcommittee Chair Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA)

12/13/2019
Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA) talks about a recent FCC oversight hearing, errors in broadband maps by major telecom companies, the Chinese company Huawei, and the role of tech as an issue in 2020 campaigns.

Duration:00:27:51

Rep. Suzan DelBene

12/6/2019
Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA), a CEO of start-up companies, talks about topics including, privacy, big tech companies, and free speech. Her bill, the Information Transparency & Personal Data Control Act, was introduced in the House in April.

Duration:00:27:37

Future of Telecommunications Companies

11/29/2019
Telecom CEO Bob Udell talks about the future of communications and the issues facing them, such as how to bridge the digital divide between rural areas that have little internet access and urban areas that have it.

Duration:00:28:44

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr (R)

11/22/2019
Brendan Carr, FCC Commissioner (R), talks about issues affecting the FCC, including spectrum auctions, 5G, STELAR, impact of the Sprint-T Mobile merger, and cyber attacks.

Duration:00:29:38

How Netflix Got Started

11/16/2019
Marc Randolph, co-founder of Netflix, talks about his adventures starting Netflix with Reed Hastings. His book, [That Will Never Work], is filled with anecdotes and lessons about creating the streaming service.

Duration:00:28:52

Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) on Smart Cities

11/8/2019
Representative Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Energy & Commerce Committee vice chair, talks about "smart cities" and the technology that enables them. She also talks about election security, "deepfakes" and facial recognition issues.

Duration:00:29:46

Disinformation Online & Election Security

11/2/2019
MIT Professor Sinan Aral proposes ways to measure disinformation on social media in order to safeguard elections and democracy.

Duration:00:28:25

Tech & Federal Trade Commission - Christine Wilson

10/25/2019
FTC Commissioner Christine Wilson (R) talks about the Federal Trade Commission's role as a cop on the beat regulating the internet, including regulation of "big tech" companies.

Duration:00:29:48

Congress & Technology

10/18/2019
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Science Cmte. Chair, talks about a need for more U.S. minorities and women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. She also talks about disinformation, privacy, and artificial intelligence.

Duration:00:26:28

Internet Regulation Court Ruling

10/12/2019
Gigi Sohn, (former FCC Chair Tom Wheeler's adviser) & Patrick Halley (USTelecom Sr. VP of Advocacy & Regulatory Affairs) discuss ramifications of last week's DC Appeals Court decision to uphold much, but not all, of a DC Federal Appeals Court ruling.

Duration:00:30:33

Michael O'Rielly, FCC

10/4/2019
FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly (R) reacts to recent appeals court decisions on net neutrality and media ownership. He also talks about key industry topics including, spectrum, 5G, and the Lifeline program.

Duration:00:30:36

Sen. Marsha Blackburn, (R-TN)

9/27/2019
Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Commerce Committee member, and head of the Judiciary Cmte's Technology Task Force, discusses tech needs in the U.S. and her work on tech issues.

Duration:00:30:25

Future of Telecom Industry

9/20/2019
A look at the TV, video, media and internet industries and their future with Craig Moffett, one of the nation's top telecom market analysts.

Duration:00:30:24

Technology & Congress

9/13/2019
Rep. Jerry McNerney, AI Caucus co-chair & member of the Communications & Technology Subcommittee, talks about technology & Congress. Issues include the future of artificial intelligence, whether big tech companies need more regulation, 5G & more

Duration:00:29:45

Tech Policy Roundtable

9/6/2019
Ashley Gold (The Information), Emily Birnbaum (The Hill), and Alexandra Levine (Politico) talk about the tech industry-related issues that Congress and U.S. government agencies will be focusing on this fall.

Duration:00:29:10

Black Hat Conference

8/30/2019
George Mason University professor Duminda Wijesekera talks about the Black Hat cybersecurity conference and the presentation he gave at Black Hat on the vulnerabilities found in electric motors.

Duration:00:28:21