Oh, Woe is Us! There's nobody on talk/news/political/public affairs television that we love more than Brian Lamb on C-SPAN. For the past three decades and a bit, Lamb's calm and erudite presence has been a low-key delight and influence on the cable industry's premier do-good project. He was there at the beginning, a key player in the founding of the channel in 1978 and its CEO since then, and his intelligent oversight has kept C-SPAN as the only really truly fair and balanced network out there in TV land.
Brian Lamb to thank for the high-minded standards that C-SPAN has always stood for towards and achieved, without question and without peer.
this great article by Brian Stelter with some wonderful quotes from Lamb, Kennedy and Swain at The New York Times, nice coverage in USA Today, Patrick Gavin's complete-with-video look at five best-of Lamb moments on Politico, a wonderful piece by James Rainey from The Los Angeles Times, an amusing read from The Weekly Standard by Andrew Ferguson from a while back, and you can peruse the official C-SPAN press release here. Don't forget to visit C-SPAN's own incredible website, a treasure trove of information, video, and special features.
C-SPAN -- everything about it -- is tops in my TV world, and Brian Lamb is one of the most under-appreciated and unsung heroes of cable television. Take a big bow, Mr. Lamb -- you've earned it!