Brian Lamb
#7137 Overall Influence

Brian Lamb

American journalist and founder of C-SPAN public affairs television network

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Brian Patrick Lamb is an American journalist and the founder, executive chairman, and now retired CEO of C-SPAN, an American cable network that provides coverage of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate as well as other public affairs events. Prior to launching C-SPAN in 1979, Lamb held various communications roles including White House telecommunications policy staffer and Washington bureau chief for Cablevision magazine. He also served as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy for four years. Lamb has conducted thousands of interviews, including those on C-SPAN’s Booknotes and Q&A, and is known for his unique interview style, focusing on short, direct questions. Over the course of his career Lamb has received numerous honors and awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Humanities Medal.

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Purdue University
Purdue University

Public research university in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States

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#409 World Rank #279 USA Rank
Communications