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FamousDC readers know we’ll always jump at the chance to mention Mr. Howard "Extreme " Mortman, so please enjoy the following public service announcement:

Roll Call: C-SPAN Marks 30 Years of Riveting Television

C-SPAN will celebrate 30 years of television in the House chamber Thursday.

The cable networks launched C-SPAN on March 19, 1979, as a public service to provide Americans with an up-close look at what their elected officials are doing in Washington, D.C. (Fun fact: Tennessee Democratic Rep. Al Gore was first to speak live on the House floor.) C-SPAN 2 went live on June 2, 1986.

Congratulations to Brian Lamb, Susan Swain, Howard Mortman, Adam Sharp and the rest of the C-SPAN team. Thank you for keeping the public informed and making hill staffers famous when they sit in the hot seat.