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6:00 am CT Approx. 7 min. LIVE David Drucker on Government Shutdown Greta Brawner; David Drucker David Drucker spoke by phone about the latest developments on the government shutdown and ... David Drucker spoke by phone about the latest developments on the government shutdown and potential upcoming impasse over the debt ceiling and possible default. 4:30 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards The 78th annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards were presented to books that have “made important ... The 78th annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards were presented to books that have “made important contributions to our understanding of racism and our appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures.” Jury chair Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presented a lifetime achievement award to Nigerian author and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. Awards were also presented to Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity, Kevin Powers, author of [The Yellow Birds: A Novel, Laird Hunt, author of Kind One: A Novel, and poet Eugene Gloria for My Favorite Warlord. The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards took place at the Ohio Theatre in Cleveland. Ohio. 5:00 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Golden Age of Baseball in New York Allen Barra Sportswriter Allen Barra talked about his book, Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the ... Sportswriter Allen Barra talked about his book, Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball’s Golden Age, in which he chronicles the baseball careers of Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays. He argued that the players had much in common. Both were born in 1931 in the South, and both were rookies in New York in 1951.
6:07 am CT Approx. 39 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on day seven of the government shutdown. Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on day seven of the government shutdown. 6:15 am CT Approx. 36 min. Book Discussion on The Manor Maura Doyle; Mac Griswold; Richard Rabinowitz Mac Griswold talked about her book, The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long ... Mac Griswold talked about her book, The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island, in which she presents a history of a mansion on Shelter Island, New York that was built in 1652 and owned by the same Quaker family, the Sylvester’s, for eleven generations. In her book, the author reports on her initial research into the property, once 8,000 acres and now 243, its many former inhabitants, and her discovery of slaveholdings. Mac Griswold spoke at the Sylvester Manor Educational Farm in Shelter Island, New York. 6:11 am CT Approx. 38 min. Battle of Little Bighorn Steve Adelson Steve Adelson talked about the Battle of the Little Bighorn and Custer’s Last Stand. In ... Steve Adelson talked about the Battle of the Little Bighorn and Custer’s Last Stand. In the battle, the U.S. Army’s 7th Cavalry fought against the Sioux and Cheyenne. 

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Billings, Montana from September 9-13 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed.
6:50 am CT Approx. 42 min. LIVE 2013-14 Supreme Court Term Cases Supreme Court reporters Jess Bravin and Adam Liptak previewed the major cases before the court as ... Supreme Court reporters Jess Bravin and Adam Liptak previewed the major cases before the court as it began its 2013-14 term. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included campaign finance, Chief Justice John Roberts, rules for religious invocations before legislative meetings, presidential recess appointments, and affirmative action.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
6:57 am CT Approx. 1 min. New Books Being Published A list of new books being published the week of October 8, 2013 was shown. A list of new books being published the week of October 8, 2013 was shown. 6:54 am CT Approx. 3 min. Computer History Museum, Part 2 Dag Spicer Senior Curator Dag Spicer and museum President and CEO John Hollar toured the Computer History ... Senior Curator Dag Spicer and museum President and CEO John Hollar toured the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, and spoke about the history of computers. This is part two of a two-part look at the exhibit, “Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing.”
7:34 am CT Approx. 50 min. LIVE Supreme Court Law Clerks Former Supreme Court clerks Pratik Shah and William Jay talked about the experience of clerking at ... Former Supreme Court clerks Pratik Shah and William Jay talked about the experience of clerking at the Supreme Court, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the selection process, some of the tasks clerks perform, and their influence on the justices.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
7:00 am CT Approx. 29 min. Communicators with Nicco Mele Nicco Mele; Peter Slen Nicco Mele explained the concept of “radical connectivity” and and its effect in ... Nicco Mele explained the concept of “radical connectivity” and and its effect in contemporary culture. He said the ability to send vast amounts of data at high speeds was reshaping the exercise of power in politics and society. 7:00 am CT Approx. 2 hr. 47 min. Iran's Nuclear Program Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on ... Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the status of Iran’s nuclear program. Other witnesses included former Obama and Bush administration State Department officials as well as former nuclear arms inspector David Albright. Ms. Sherman, who took part in Secretary of State Kerry’s meeting at the United Nations with Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif, said that the Obama administration would support additional pressure on Iran if it did not reduce its nuclear program, but also urged Congress not to pass new sanctions against Iran until after a meeting with Iranian officials in Geneva on October 15, 2013. She also said the government shutdown is “hampering” her office’s efforts to enforce sanctions against Iran including restricting the sanctions team’s travel to nuclear sites overseas.
8:26 am CT Approx. 7 min. LIVE Supreme Court Budget Greta Brawner; Tony Mauro Tony Mauro spoke by phone about some of the operational costs of the U.S. Supreme Court, including ... Tony Mauro spoke by phone about some of the operational costs of the U.S. Supreme Court, including the salaries of justices and clerks. 7:31 am CT Approx. 5 min. Red Mass Departures Footage of Supreme Court justices leaving the annual Red Mass was shown. The annual Red Mass was ... Footage of Supreme Court justices leaving the annual Red Mass was shown. The annual Red Mass was held to mark the start of the U.S. Supreme Court term. The event brought together some of the court’s members and other public officials involved with the law for blessings and guidance in the administration of justice.  9:49 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 55 min. International Terrorism Ambassadors from the League of Arab States and Mali and the deputy chief of mission at the Embassy ... Ambassadors from the League of Arab States and Mali and the deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of Lithuania talked about security cooperation among countries worldwide in combating terrorism following an attack on a Nairobi, Kenya, mall. Among the topics they addressed were the definition and origins of terrorism, the impact of Israeli-Palestinian and instability in the Middle East and North Africa. The program included questions from audience members at the end of the discussion.
8:34 am CT Approx. 26 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Supreme Court 2013-14 session. Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Supreme Court 2013-14 session. 7:37 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. The Roberts Court and 2013 Supreme Court Cases Panelists talked about the U.S. Supreme Court in its eighth year under Chief Justice ... Panelists talked about the U.S. Supreme Court in its eighth year under Chief Justice Roberts. They reviewed recent cases and previewed issues before the court in the 2013-2014 term. Topics included the roles and futures of the current justices, the significance of recent justices, and the political rhetoric surrounding the court’s decisions, including the term “activist judge.”

In 2012 SCOTUS became the first blog to receive a Peabody Award. The event titled “SCOTUSblog: Supreme Court Coverage and Cases,” held in the University of Georgia Richard B. Russell Special Collections Library, was sponsored by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Peabody Awards, and the University of Georgia School of Law.
2:17 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act National security and intelligence officials as well as legal scholars testified before the Senate ... National security and intelligence officials as well as legal scholars testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. James Clapper and Keith Alexander both said that the programs are necessary for safety and that media disclosures of information by Edward Snowden had been damaging to the security of the United States. They both also commented on the shutdown of the federal government. During the scholars panel, the witnesses talked about legal issues related to the programs and suggested possible reforms.
9:00 am CT Approx. 6 min. David Drucker on Government Shutdown Greta Brawner; David Drucker David Drucker spoke by phone about the latest developments on the government shutdown and ... David Drucker spoke by phone about the latest developments on the government shutdown and potential upcoming impasse over the debt ceiling and possible default. 8:58 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Health Care's Cost Curve Medical and insurance industry representatives talked about the implementation of the health care ... Medical and insurance industry representatives talked about the implementation of the health care law, and its impact on costs. They discussed payment structures, quality standards, and competition and consolidation, and other topics.

The National Journal hosted this event on the same week that health insurance exchanges opened for enrollment to the public.
3:28 pm CT Approx. 2 hr. 47 min. Iran's Nuclear Program Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on ... Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the status of Iran’s nuclear program. Other witnesses included former Obama and Bush administration State Department officials as well as former nuclear arms inspector David Albright. Ms. Sherman, who took part in Secretary of State Kerry’s meeting at the United Nations with Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif, said that the Obama administration would support additional pressure on Iran if it did not reduce its nuclear program, but also urged Congress not to pass new sanctions against Iran until after a meeting with Iranian officials in Geneva on October 15, 2013. She also said the government shutdown is “hampering” her office’s efforts to enforce sanctions against Iran including restricting the sanctions team’s travel to nuclear sites overseas.
9:08 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Religious Services for Military and Furloughed Worker Pay Members debated a non-binding resolution allowing military chaplains to continue performing ... Members debated a non-binding resolution allowing military chaplains to continue performing religious services on military property. 10:09 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Life Expectancy Rate and Impact on Married Couples Panelists talked about the impact of increasing lifespans on married couples. Joel Garreau ... Panelists talked about the impact of increasing lifespans on married couples. Joel Garreau began the discussion by outlining four possible scenarios for life in the year 2030 if life expectancy grows to 150 years. Topics included the reasons people marry, family-based and institutional medical care, and divorce rates.

This program was part of a New America Foundation, Slate Magazine, and Arizona State University forum on how living longer affects society and public policy.
6:18 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. Life Expectancy Rate and Impact on Married Couples Panelists talked about the impact of increasing lifespans on married couples. Joel Garreau ... Panelists talked about the impact of increasing lifespans on married couples. Joel Garreau began the discussion by outlining four possible scenarios for life in the year 2030 if life expectancy grows to 150 years. Topics included the reasons people marry, family-based and institutional medical care, and divorce rates.

This program was part of a New America Foundation, Slate Magazine, and Arizona State University forum on how living longer affects society and public policy.
10:31 am CT Approx. 4 min. Red Mass Departures Footage of Supreme Court justices leaving the annual Red Mass was shown. The annual Red Mass was ... Footage of Supreme Court justices leaving the annual Red Mass was shown. The annual Red Mass was held to mark the start of the U.S. Supreme Court term. The event brought together some of the court’s members and other public officials involved with the law for blessings and guidance in the administration of justice.  11:15 am CT Approx. 40 min. Life Expectancy Rate and Retirement Retirement and financial planning professionals talked about the implications of increased life ... Retirement and financial planning professionals talked about the implications of increased life expectancy on the workplace and financial planning. Topics included Social Security and Medicare, and personal financial planning, and the economy. 

This program was part of a New America Foundation, Slate Magazine, and Arizona State University forum on how living longer affect society and public policy.
7:19 pm CT Approx. 39 min. Life Expectancy Rate and Retirement Retirement and financial planning professionals talked about the implications of increased life ... Retirement and financial planning professionals talked about the implications of increased life expectancy on the workplace and financial planning. Topics included Social Security and Medicare, and personal financial planning, and the economy. 

This program was part of a New America Foundation, Slate Magazine, and Arizona State University forum on how living longer affect society and public policy.
10:35 am CT Approx. 6 min. David Drucker on Government Shutdown Greta Brawner; David Drucker David Drucker spoke by phone about the latest developments on the government shutdown and ... David Drucker spoke by phone about the latest developments on the government shutdown and potential upcoming impasse over the debt ceiling and possible default. 11:59 am CT Approx. 59 min. Health Care Patients and Providers Panelists talked about ways in which the Affordable care act would affect patients and providers. Panelists talked about ways in which the Affordable care act would affect patients and providers. 8:00 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. LIVE First Lady Grace Coolidge Amity Shlaes and Cyndy Bittinger talked about the life and influence of first lady Grace Coolidge ... Amity Shlaes and Cyndy Bittinger talked about the life and influence of first lady Grace Coolidge and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included role as a style icon, her causes, and renovating the White House.

Video clips were shown of William Jenney and Kate Bradley giving tours of the Coolidge family home and archives in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. A video clip was shown of Julie Bartlett Nelson giving a tour of the Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton, Massachusetts, where Grace Coolidge was working when she met Calvin Coolidge.

Many silent film clips were shown, including with celebrities such as Charles Lindbergh and Helen Keller. Also shown was a clip of the first presidential sound with film recording and one of former first lady Grace Coolidge. A video clip was shown of the Solarium from the documentary The White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home.

This was the 21st episode in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.”
10:42 am CT Approx. 17 min. Supreme Court Law Clerks Former Supreme Court clerks Pratik Shah and William Jay talked about the experience of clerking at ... Former Supreme Court clerks Pratik Shah and William Jay talked about the experience of clerking at the Supreme Court, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the selection process, some of the tasks clerks perform, and their influence on the justices.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
1:00 pm CT Approx. 5 hr. 14 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate convened for a legislative session.

The Senate confirmed the nomination of ...
The Senate convened for a legislative session.

The Senate confirmed the nomination of Colin Stirling Bruce, of Illinois, to be United States district judge for the Central District of Illinois.
9:31 pm CT Approx. 32 min. Health and Longevity Kevin Murphy and Robert Topel presented their award-winning paper “The Value of Health and ... Kevin Murphy and Robert Topel presented their award-winning paper “The Value of Health and Longevity,” on the economics of increased life expectancy.


This program was part of a New America Foundation, Slate Magazine, and Arizona University forum on how living longer affect society and public policy.
10:59 am CT Approx. 19 min. LIVE Morning Hour The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. 6:16 pm CT Approx. 31 min. Senate Debate on Government Shutdown Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) ... Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) debated resolution of the government shutdown that began October 1, 2013. 10:04 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. Life Expectancy Rate and Impact on Married Couples Panelists talked about the impact of increasing lifespans on married couples. Joel Garreau ... Panelists talked about the impact of increasing lifespans on married couples. Joel Garreau began the discussion by outlining four possible scenarios for life in the year 2030 if life expectancy grows to 150 years. Topics included the reasons people marry, family-based and institutional medical care, and divorce rates.

This program was part of a New America Foundation, Slate Magazine, and Arizona State University forum on how living longer affects society and public policy.
11:19 am CT Approx. 6 min. David Drucker on Government Shutdown Greta Brawner; David Drucker David Drucker spoke by phone about the latest developments on the government shutdown and ... David Drucker spoke by phone about the latest developments on the government shutdown and potential upcoming impasse over the debt ceiling and possible default. 6:49 pm CT Approx. 10 min. President Obama Remarks to FEMA Workers Barack Obama President Obama spoke to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees about the federal ... President Obama spoke to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees about the federal government shutdown. He urged House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to call an immediate vote on a clean spending bill that would reopen the government after a week-long shutdown. He also said that he was willing to discuss any issue, but would not “negotiate under the threat of further harm to our economy and middle class families.” This remarks were made during a surprise visit to FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C. 11:06 pm CT Approx. 2 hr. 37 min. Long-Term Budget Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the latest Congressional Budget Office report on the long-term ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the latest Congressional Budget Office report on the long-term federal budget outlook. According to the report, the budget deficit will shrink to $378 billion in 2015, but that budget deficits gradually rise after that year, mainly due to increasing interest costs and growing spending for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and subsidies to be provided through the health insurance exchanges. Mr. Elmendorf said that defaulting on the federal debt could have “long lasting and very damaging” consequences on the economy and that doing so was a “dangerous gamble.”
11:28 am CT Approx. 42 min. 2013-14 Supreme Court Term Cases Supreme Court reporters Jess Bravin and Adam Liptak previewed the major cases before the court as ... Supreme Court reporters Jess Bravin and Adam Liptak previewed the major cases before the court as it began its 2013-14 term. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included campaign finance, Chief Justice John Roberts, rules for religious invocations before legislative meetings, presidential recess appointments, and affirmative action.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
7:00 pm CT Approx. 29 min. Communicators with Nicco Mele Nicco Mele; Peter Slen Nicco Mele explained the concept of “radical connectivity” and and its effect in ... Nicco Mele explained the concept of “radical connectivity” and and its effect in contemporary culture. He said the ability to send vast amounts of data at high speeds was reshaping the exercise of power in politics and society. 1:44 am CT Approx. 32 min. Health and Longevity Kevin Murphy and Robert Topel presented their award-winning paper “The Value of Health and ... Kevin Murphy and Robert Topel presented their award-winning paper “The Value of Health and Longevity,” on the economics of increased life expectancy.


This program was part of a New America Foundation, Slate Magazine, and Arizona University forum on how living longer affect society and public policy.
12:13 pm CT Approx. 9 min. Supreme Court Law Clerks Former Supreme Court clerks Pratik Shah and William Jay talked about the experience of clerking at ... Former Supreme Court clerks Pratik Shah and William Jay talked about the experience of clerking at the Supreme Court, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the selection process, some of the tasks clerks perform, and their influence on the justices.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
7:32 pm CT Approx. 24 min. Mary Jo White on Financial Market Structure Mary White Security and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White spoke about financial markets and ... Security and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White spoke about financial markets and regulation. 2:17 am CT Approx. 1 hr. Life Expectancy Rate and Impact on Married Couples Panelists talked about the impact of increasing lifespans on married couples. Joel Garreau ... Panelists talked about the impact of increasing lifespans on married couples. Joel Garreau began the discussion by outlining four possible scenarios for life in the year 2030 if life expectancy grows to 150 years. Topics included the reasons people marry, family-based and institutional medical care, and divorce rates.

This program was part of a New America Foundation, Slate Magazine, and Arizona State University forum on how living longer affects society and public policy.
12:22 pm CT Approx. 36 min. White House Daily Briefing, Part 1 James Carney Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions. The main topic was the government ... Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions. The main topic was the government shutdown and the debt ceiling, including the president’s visit to FEMA that day and reports of closures around the country. Mr. Carney reacted to comments by National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling about raising the debt ceiling and said that it should be done without "drama or delay". Other topics included U.S. counterterrorism operations in Libya and Somalia over the weekend and the operations of the health insurance exchange websites.

This portion of the program ends abruptly.
7:59 pm CT Approx. 40 min. 2013-14 Supreme Court Term Cases Supreme Court reporters Jess Bravin and Adam Liptak previewed the major cases before the court as ... Supreme Court reporters Jess Bravin and Adam Liptak previewed the major cases before the court as it began its 2013-14 term. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included campaign finance, Chief Justice John Roberts, rules for religious invocations before legislative meetings, presidential recess appointments, and affirmative action.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
3:20 am CT Approx. 2 hr. 37 min. Long-Term Budget Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the latest Congressional Budget Office report on the long-term ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the latest Congressional Budget Office report on the long-term federal budget outlook. According to the report, the budget deficit will shrink to $378 billion in 2015, but that budget deficits gradually rise after that year, mainly due to increasing interest costs and growing spending for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and subsidies to be provided through the health insurance exchanges. Mr. Elmendorf said that defaulting on the federal debt could have “long lasting and very damaging” consequences on the economy and that doing so was a “dangerous gamble.”
12:59 pm CT Approx. 11 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 One Minute Speeches

H.J.Res. 77 - Food and Drug Safety Act (Closed Rule, 40 ...
One Minute Speeches

H.J.Res. 77 - Food and Drug Safety Act (Closed Rule, 40 Minutes of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Robert Aderholt / Appropriations Committee)
8:39 pm CT Approx. 48 min. Supreme Court Law Clerks Former Supreme Court clerks Pratik Shah and William Jay talked about the experience of clerking at ... Former Supreme Court clerks Pratik Shah and William Jay talked about the experience of clerking at the Supreme Court, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the selection process, some of the tasks clerks perform, and their influence on the justices.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
5:57 am CT Approx. 3 hr. 2 min. Global Climate Change Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy ... Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy testified on the Obama administration’s plan to address global climate change. Republican members focused their questions on the coal industry and regulations they said would result in job losses. Democrats focused more broadly on the topic of climate change and what should be done to lessen its effects, such as emissions reductions or carbon tax.
1:14 pm CT Approx. 48 min. Governor Beshear on Affordable Care Act Steven Beshear; Ronald Brownstein Governor Steve Beshear (D-KY) spoke about Kentucky’s efforts to implement the Affordable ... Governor Steve Beshear (D-KY) spoke about Kentucky’s efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act, and criticized members of Congress opposing the health care law. 9:31 pm CT Approx. 2 hr. 25 min. Social Security Disability Fraud, Panel 1 Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits ... Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits claims. Attorney Eric Conn was accused of hiring doctors to submit false health assessments and colluding with a Kentucky judge who approved the disability claims. An employee of the attorney testified about details of the fraud and the "whore doctors' the attorney hired to perform medical assessments. Two employees at the Kentucky office where the claims were processed said they experienced retaliation when they tried to raise questions about the claims.
2:02 pm CT Approx. 2 hr. 25 min. LIVE Social Security Disability Fraud, Panel 1 Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits ... Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits claims. Attorney Eric Conn was accused of hiring doctors to submit false health assessments and colluding with a Kentucky judge who approved the disability claims. An employee of the attorney testified about details of the fraud and the "whore doctors' the attorney hired to perform medical assessments. Two employees at the Kentucky office where the claims were processed said they experienced retaliation when they tried to raise questions about the claims. 11:59 pm CT Approx. 3 hr. 28 min. EPA Investigation of John Beale Witnesses testified at a House Oversight Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection ... Witnesses testified at a House Oversight Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) investigation of John Beale, the former high-ranking official who has plead guilty to stealing nearly $900,000 from the government. Mr. Beale, who appeared as a witness at the hearing, asserted his Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate himself.
4:27 pm CT Approx. 18 min. LIVE Social Security Disability Fraud, Panel 2 Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits ... Witnesses testified at a hearing on fraudulent Social Security disability benefits claims. Attorney Eric Conn was accused of hiring doctors to submit false health assessments and colluding with a Kentucky judge who approved the disability claims. David Herr refused to testify on the grounds of his Fifth Amendment rights. 3:30 am CT Approx. 2 hr. 40 min. Iran's Nuclear Program Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on ... Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman testified at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the status of Iran’s nuclear program. Other witnesses included former Obama and Bush administration State Department officials as well as former nuclear arms inspector David Albright. Ms. Sherman, who took part in Secretary of State Kerry’s meeting at the United Nations with Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif, said that the Obama administration would support additional pressure on Iran if it did not reduce its nuclear program, but also urged Congress not to pass new sanctions against Iran until after a meeting with Iranian officials in Geneva on October 15, 2013. She also said the government shutdown is “hampering” her office’s efforts to enforce sanctions against Iran including restricting the sanctions team’s travel to nuclear sites overseas.
4:45 pm CT Approx. 2 hr. 43 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.
7:29 pm CT Approx. 5 min. Status of the Continuing Resolution and the Debt Ceiling Kathleen Hunter Kathleen Hunter was interviewed by telephone on the status of a continuing resolution to end the ... Kathleen Hunter was interviewed by telephone on the status of a continuing resolution to end the government shutdown and the coming debt ceiling.
7:35 pm CT Approx. 10 min. President Obama Remarks to FEMA Workers Barack Obama President Obama spoke to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees about the federal ... President Obama spoke to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees about the federal government shutdown. He urged House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to call an immediate vote on a clean spending bill that would reopen the government after a week-long shutdown. He also said that he was willing to discuss any issue, but would not “negotiate under the threat of further harm to our economy and middle class families.” This remarks were made during a surprise visit to FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C.
7:46 pm CT Approx. 13 min. Senate Debate on Government Shutdown Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) ... Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) debated resolution of the government shutdown that began October 1, 2013.
8:00 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. LIVE First Lady Grace Coolidge Amity Shlaes and Cyndy Bittinger talked about the life and influence of first lady Grace Coolidge ... Amity Shlaes and Cyndy Bittinger talked about the life and influence of first lady Grace Coolidge and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included role as a style icon, her causes, and renovating the White House.

Video clips were shown of William Jenney and Kate Bradley giving tours of the Coolidge family home and archives in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. A video clip was shown of Julie Bartlett Nelson giving a tour of the Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton, Massachusetts, where Grace Coolidge was working when she met Calvin Coolidge.

Many silent film clips were shown, including with celebrities such as Charles Lindbergh and Helen Keller. Also shown was a clip of the first presidential sound with film recording and one of former first lady Grace Coolidge. A video clip was shown of the Solarium from the documentary The White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home.

This was the 21st episode in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.”
9:33 pm CT Approx. 10 min. President Obama Remarks to FEMA Workers Barack Obama President Obama spoke to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees about the federal ... President Obama spoke to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees about the federal government shutdown. He urged House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to call an immediate vote on a clean spending bill that would reopen the government after a week-long shutdown. He also said that he was willing to discuss any issue, but would not “negotiate under the threat of further harm to our economy and middle class families.” This remarks were made during a surprise visit to FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C.
9:44 pm CT Approx. 51 min. Politics and Eggs Breakfast with Representative Peter King Jim Brett; Peter King Representative Peter King (R-NY) spoke to business leaders about the current government shutdown ... Representative Peter King (R-NY) spoke to business leaders about the current government shutdown and efforts to pass a continuing budget resolution. He also called Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) a “false prophet” and blamed him for the impasse that led to the government shutdown. Following his remarks he responded to questions from the audience at the Politics and Eggs Breakfast at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, New Hampshire.
10:35 pm CT Approx. 25 min. Senate Debate on Government Shutdown Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) ... Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) debated resolution of the government shutdown that began October 1, 2013.
11:02 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. First Lady Grace Coolidge Amity Shlaes and Cyndy Bittinger talked about the life and influence of first lady Grace Coolidge ... Amity Shlaes and Cyndy Bittinger talked about the life and influence of first lady Grace Coolidge and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included role as a style icon, her causes, and renovating the White House.

Video clips were shown of William Jenney and Kate Bradley giving tours of the Coolidge family home and archives in Plymouth Notch, Vermont. A video clip was shown of Julie Bartlett Nelson giving a tour of the Clarke School for the Deaf in Northampton, Massachusetts, where Grace Coolidge was working when she met Calvin Coolidge.

Many silent film clips were shown, including with celebrities such as Charles Lindbergh and Helen Keller. Also shown was a clip of the first presidential sound with film recording and one of former first lady Grace Coolidge. A video clip was shown of the Solarium from the documentary The White House: Inside America’s Most Famous Home.

This was the 21st episode in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.”
12:35 am CT Approx. 10 min. President Obama Remarks to FEMA Workers Barack Obama President Obama spoke to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees about the federal ... President Obama spoke to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees about the federal government shutdown. He urged House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to call an immediate vote on a clean spending bill that would reopen the government after a week-long shutdown. He also said that he was willing to discuss any issue, but would not “negotiate under the threat of further harm to our economy and middle class families.” This remarks were made during a surprise visit to FEMA’s National Response Coordination Center in Washington, D.C.
12:47 am CT Approx. 51 min. Politics and Eggs Breakfast with Representative Peter King Jim Brett; Peter King Representative Peter King (R-NY) spoke to business leaders about the current government shutdown ... Representative Peter King (R-NY) spoke to business leaders about the current government shutdown and efforts to pass a continuing budget resolution. He also called Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) a “false prophet” and blamed him for the impasse that led to the government shutdown. Following his remarks he responded to questions from the audience at the Politics and Eggs Breakfast at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, New Hampshire.
1:41 am CT Approx. 31 min. Senate Debate on Government Shutdown Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) ... Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) debated resolution of the government shutdown that began October 1, 2013.
2:14 am CT Approx. 53 min. Health Insurance Industry Panelists talked about the Affordable Care Act’s impact on the insurance industry and ... Panelists talked about the Affordable Care Act’s impact on the insurance industry and employers. Two of the panelists argued the law is not perfect and that Congress should work together to produce legislative fixes.
3:07 am CT Approx. 50 min. Governor Beshear on Affordable Care Act Steven Beshear; Ronald Brownstein Governor Steve Beshear (D-KY) spoke about Kentucky’s efforts to implement the Affordable ... Governor Steve Beshear (D-KY) spoke about Kentucky’s efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act, and criticized members of Congress opposing the health care law.
3:58 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Health Care's Cost Curve Medical and insurance industry representatives talked about the implementation of the health care ... Medical and insurance industry representatives talked about the implementation of the health care law, and its impact on costs. They discussed payment structures, quality standards, and competition and consolidation, and other topics.

The National Journal hosted this event on the same week that health insurance exchanges opened for enrollment to the public.
5:07 am CT Approx. 51 min. Politics and Eggs Breakfast with Representative Peter King Jim Brett; Peter King Representative Peter King (R-NY) spoke to business leaders about the current government shutdown ... Representative Peter King (R-NY) spoke to business leaders about the current government shutdown and efforts to pass a continuing budget resolution. He also called Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) a “false prophet” and blamed him for the impasse that led to the government shutdown. Following his remarks he responded to questions from the audience at the Politics and Eggs Breakfast at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, New Hampshire.