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The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 160,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and immediately accessible through the database and electronic archival systems developed and maintained by the C-SPAN Archives. More Info

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New Search Features Added

April 3, 2010

Two new search features have been added to the Video Library. One feature is a nickname search. Since the Video Library tends to use formal names, this is an important aid to searching. Tom will find Thomas. Rob, Robby, Bob, and Bobby will find someone named Robert.

The second is a drop-down box of suggested searches. Typing in Obama will suggest ways that people have searched for Obama. We capture the searches and continue to refine the drop-down choices as new searches emerge.

We think these two enhancements will improve the searching experience.

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