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Visiting Professor Brings "Old Friends" to Law School Class

When Brian Lamb comes to your house, he brings the entire federal government with him. Via television, that is. Founder and CEO of C-SPAN, Lamb won the support of key cable industry executives in 1979 for a channel that delivered unedited, "gavel-to-gavel" coverage of the U.S. Congress. Today C-SPAN is the nation's eighth-largest cable network.

Thanks to Mason Professor Clay T. Whitehead, who is teaching a course this fall on Communications Policy and the Law, Lamb visited his class on September 14 and then gave a 50 minute talk to the larger law school community.

On Oct. 26 at noon, another "old friend" of Whitehead"s will visit the law school to meet with the class and also to speak to the wider community. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will talk about how constitutional interpretation on telecommunications issues has affected society.