C-SPAN is a public service government cable channel that features programming about as interesting as a joint resolution by Congress stating that paint dries.
Their largest viewership is Al Qaeda members.
C-SPAN and tomorrow Edit
It is told that starting tomorrow Stephen Colbert will be taking over the station and will be featured prominently. When Stephen Colbert will not be on the air, such exciting subjects as pornography and documentaries will be aired. Mud wrestling will have it's own special segment on weekends.
One of C-SPAN's most popular programs, "Retired People's Companion Line" (RPCL), is a live, call-in program where viewers can discuss issues of the day with a guest or the moderator.
However, a couple unforeseen problems have arisen: people actually like the show, and it provides the only contact with the outside world for some Elderly-Americans.
This last problem results in RPLC phone-screeners being trapped in never-ending conversations with their Elderly viewers, much like a delivery person is trapped when making a "Meals-On-Wheels" delivery, but on television.
Another problem is the inevitable "crank call".
Famous Crank CallersEdit
Because the phone lines are open to anyone, anyone calls in. Most of the crank calls are harmless pranksters asking if the refrigerator is running, or if Prince Albert is still stuck in the can.
But the pranks do not end there. Some of the more persistent prank callers are actually retired famous people.
Who can forget the many Cher calls replayed on the nightly network news!? Hilarity. She hasn't been that funny since "Moonstruck". Get over it, indeed.
Initially the former President would call and hang up. Then he decided to add "impersonations" to his repertoire. (His "Nixon" is actually pretty good) Lately he has just been calling and breathing heavily or making farting noises with his mouth. Apparently caller ID is beyond the man.