Peace Watch
March 17, 2003
Censorship On CSPAN?

I don't believe what I just saw on CSPAN. Britian's Robin Cook was giving a speech against the war when the feed was cut and replaced with a wide shot of the Capital Building and then a rebroadcast of Colin Powell's speech from this morning.

I recorded it, but I've got to go to my Creative Commons seminar this afternoon so I'll have to get this up when I get back.

Posted by Lisa at March 17, 2003 02:15 PM | TrackBack
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That's amazing Lisa. Like a little glitch in the virtual reality you are all living in right now...

Posted by: Joi Ito on March 17, 2003 02:28 PM

The optimist in me hopes this was just a programming snafu for CSPAN and not outright censorship. This would not be the first time that a CSPAN talk was cut off. We are so used to the play by play babelings of the talking heads wrapping an event/talk on the major networks that when CSPAN cuts out of a program as they do it can be pretty jarring. but i didn't see what you saw, only similar happenings in the past.

Posted by: harywilke on March 17, 2003 06:57 PM

The BBC have Cook's speech online in .RM format for those who got cut off...

Posted by: Canis on March 18, 2003 02:37 AM
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