Brian Lamb C-SPAN, Bio, Age, Wiki, Wife, Salary and Net Worth

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Brian Lamb Biography

Brian Patrick Lamb famously known as Brian Lamb is an American journalist and the retired CEO of C-SPAN. He was born on October 9th, 1941 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

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He lives with his wife, Victoria in Arlington, Virginia. He lived mostly in Washington, DC. The two were married in 2005 and they met in St Mary’s Cathedral and dated since the 1970s. They restarted their relationship in 1998. He was an entertainer and he spent time as a disc jockey and as a drummer in many local bands.

He showed interest in TV and Radio very early and he landed his first radio job working for WASK(AM) when he was just 17. During his years in college, he was the coordinator of Dance Date, which was similar to Dick Clark’s ABC series, American Bandstand. He graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Speech in 1963.

Brian Lamb Age

He was born on October 9th, 1941 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He is 77 years old as of 2018.

Brian Lamb Wife

He lives with his wife, Victoria in Arlington, Virginia. The two were married in 2005 and they met in St Mary’s Cathedral and dated since the 1970s. They restarted their relationship in 1998.

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Brian Lamb Net Worth

He has a net worth of 1.1 MILLION.

Brian Lamb C Span

In 1977, Lamb started a nonprofit TV network that would broadcast official proceedings of Congress. His idea was approved in Dec 1977 and CSPAN( Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) was created. At its launch, it had an annual budget of US$ 450, 000. They made their first broadcast on March 19th, 1979.

By 2010, CSPAN has reached over 100 million households and it had employed 275 people in Washington DC and its archives in West Lafayette. As of 2011, CSPAN has 3 networks, CSPAN, CSPAN2, and CSPAN3. Lamb retired from being the CEO of the network and now he is the executive chairman of its board of directors. He handed over the control to Rob Kennedy and Susan Swain.

Brian Lamb Interviews

On CSPAN, Lamb hosted Washington Journal, Booknotes and he is still hosting Q and he is known for his distinctive interview style. According to The Advocate, his style of interviewing is Spartan.

Brian Lamb Booknotes

He has conducted over 801 editions of banknotes which is a weekly program focusing on nonfictional books. He did his first Booknotes interview back on April 2nd, 1989 and it was a podcast. The final program aired on December 4th, 2004. The program’s format was described in its tagline, “One author, one book, one hour”, and Lamb has stated that he spent an average of 20 hours reading and preparing for each interview, though by some counts he spoke for less than five minutes over the course of each program.

Lamb has published books on Booknotes Interviews. The books focus on writing, biographies of figures from American history, American History stories, American Character and the life of Abraham Lincoln. After Booknotes ended, Lamb began hosting a new program titled Q&A, featuring interviews with notable figures from politics, technology, education, and media, as well as authors.

He also continued to host Washington Journal, C-SPAN’s morning call-in program, until 2008. In 2011, Lamb donated his collection of books from the Booknotes series, many containing his personal marginalia, to the rare books collection of George Mason University to create an academic archive.

Brian Lamb Q&A| Q And A Brian Lamb

Q&A is an American TV series on the CSPAN Network. Each Q&A episode is a one-hour formal face-to-face interview with a notable person, hosted by Brian Lamb. Guests on the show include journalists, politicians, authors, doctors and other public figures.

CSPAN’s criteria for guests is that they have a personal story and can teach the viewer something. Q&A airs on Sunday nights at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern Time, and the CSPAN website features videos and transcripts of all past interviews.

Brian Lamb School Of Communication| Purdue University Brian Lamb School Of Communication

The Lamb School is a vibrant community of scholars, undergraduate, and graduate students, alumni, community partners, friends, and supporters. It is the academic home to more than 550 undergraduate majors and 75 graduate students.

The undergraduate program has five majors including:

  • General Communication
  • Corporate Communication
  • Human Relations
  • Mass Communication
  • Public Relations and Strategic Communication

The graduate program is organized into five instructional units including:

  • Health Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Media Technology and Society
  • Organizational Communication
  • Public Relations

The current students have numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary and intercultural study. The former students traverse the world and include Olympians, a Pulitzer Prize winner, legislators, CEOs, community organizers, famous authors, filmmakers, attorneys, professors, government researchers, and more. The faculty includes award-winning teachers and scholars, media professionals, the director of CSPAN’s Video Archives, and a former United States Ambassador.

The mission is to further Brian Lamb’s legacy by embracing the values of openness and innovation in communication while continuing to build upon our tradition of excellence in communication scholarship, education, leadership, and engagement. In the teachings, research, and engagement with the community the school values excellence, integrity, collegiality, innovation, entrepreneurship, public service, diversity, and global citizenship. There are numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary and intercultural study.

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