Swain brings a calm, experienced and educated voice to the goings-on in the nation’s capital as she oversees programming for C-SPAN’s three TV channels, C-SPAN.org and C-SPAN Radio. Since March 2012, she has shared responsibility with Rob Kennedy for day-to-day operations, board relationships and long-term strategy for the nonprofit public affairs network, seen in nearly 100 million cable and satellite homes. In addition to covering eight presidential elections, Swain has interviewed hundreds of members of Congress, policy experts, journalists, Supreme Court justices, not to mention a few presidents and first ladies. Swain also broke a glass ceiling at Discovery Communications, when the company named her last fall to its previously all-male Board. Bravo.