Photograph of Brian LambBrian Lamb helped found C-SPAN, the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, in 1979 and served the company as its chief executive until 2012. His broadcast career began during his high school days in Lafayette, IN and continued while he was earning a degree at Purdue University. Before C-SPAN came some interesting challenges in Washington, D.C. including a period when he was a freelance reporter for United Press International Audio.