chapter  8
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Congress and the Media

To appreciate how much Congressional communication has changed in the past quarter-century, consider the remark that Allard Lowenstein, an idealistic young member of the House of Representatives, made in 1970. Lowenstein, journalist Michael Green tells us, "warned that if the House was to become any more ignored than it was already, it would become as obsolete as the House of Lords and the country would simply evolve into government by Presidential decree."l

How things have changed! C-SPAN now provides live coverage of House and Senate proceedings.