Over the Hill

September 12, 2013 5:10 PM

TV coverage of Congress is a lot of bunk

I can’t help wondering if the current stalemates and deadlocks in Congress aren’t due to the TV coverage. The live TV coverage of all sessions and hearings of the House of Representatives started in 1979. Similar TV coverage in the Senate started in 1986.

Related content

Comments

Videos

More Videos

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders answers The Tribune's questions 03:37

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders answers The Tribune's questions

Big West baseball: Cal Poly vs. UC Davis highlights 01:06

Big West baseball: Cal Poly vs. UC Davis highlights

Bernie Sanders campaign rally in Santa Maria 01:17

Bernie Sanders campaign rally in Santa Maria

Arroyo Grande teen with brain tumor crowned prom king 01:57

Arroyo Grande teen with brain tumor crowned prom king

SLO High's Ben LeMiere produces fun videos chronicling baseball season 01:22

SLO High's Ben LeMiere produces fun videos chronicling baseball season

Protesters shout 'Dump Donald Trump' outside Fresno's Selland Arena 00:55

Protesters shout 'Dump Donald Trump' outside Fresno's Selland Arena

Big West Baseball: Cal Poly vs. UC Davis highlights 00:55

Big West Baseball: Cal Poly vs. UC Davis highlights

Bri Villanueva, Eddie Chagoya throw in slow mo 00:57

Bri Villanueva, Eddie Chagoya throw in slow mo

Your guide to the June 7 California primary 02:06

Your guide to the June 7 California primary

Fatal car crash on Hwy. 1 near Piedras Blancas 00:31

Fatal car crash on Hwy. 1 near Piedras Blancas

Arroyo Grande police dog honored at retirement ceremony 00:36

Arroyo Grande police dog honored at retirement ceremony

Share Video

About Over the Hill

Phil Dirkx

Phil Dirkx has lived in Paso Robles for more than four decades, and his column is published every week. Reach him at 238-2372 or phild2008@sbcglobal.net .

Editor's Choice Videos