When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, C-SPAN crews were already tirelessly covering the election from candidacy announcements to the first primaries at the start of the year. So when social distancing and other public health measures had to be implemented, the network had a big job on their hands. C-SPAN Co-CEO Susan Swain explained how their employees began working remotely for safety, and a skeleton team of about 15 people would come in to staff the headquarters. “We all had to figure out so many things we never thought we’d have to be solving in our business. It was great to be here wearing our masks and being collaborative about how to solve some of these problems that cropped up from the pandemic. And the team also had to find new ways to cope with the financial implications of cord cutting that this long-time stable and secure institution never had to face before,” Swain explained.