The C-SPAN Bus hits the road for Campaign 2012 tour
WASHINGTON (February 6, 2012) – Fort Worth residents will join the thousands who have toured the C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus when it stops in Fort Worth on Thursday, February 16, on its “Road to the White House” tour, named after C-SPAN’s signature political program.
The Campaign 2012 Bus travels the country to promote and enhance C-SPAN’s extensive resources and political coverage by stopping at major political events such as candidate debates and speeches in early primary states and meeting with voters on the campaign trail. Additionally, the Bus will tour state capitals, visit community events, and host students and teachers around the nation, giving them an inside look at C-SPAN’s comprehensive educational and political resources.
“With the presidential campaign heating up, this is a great time for C-SPAN to hit the road with the Campaign 2012 Bus,” said Doug Hemmig. “C-SPAN offers a variety of public affairs programming and resources for educators, students, first-time voters, and the general public. We hope they come on board and check out our interactive, Campaign 2012 Bus.”
Visitors will learn about the following programming and resources via HD TVs, touch screen computers, laptops, and mobile devices:
- C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 website, including video of candidates and campaign events, information on key state races and the electoral college and ways to follow the social media related to the campaign
- C-SPAN’s in-depth public affairs event coverage
- C-SPAN’s web offerings, including archived video going back to 1987 through C-SPAN’s vast Video Library and Congressional Chronicle
- Many ways to connect with C-SPAN on the go including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, XM Radio, and iPhone and Blackberry apps
The Fort Worth events are in partnership with Charter Communications.
EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY 16, 2012:
8 AM – 11 AM,
12:30 PM – 3 PM Birdville High School
9100 Mid Cities Boulevard, North Richland Hills, TX
Follow the Road to the White House with C-SPAN’s political coverage on the C-SPAN networks, C-SPAN Radio, and www.c-span.org.
In Fort Worth, C-SPAN can be seen on channel 25, and C-SPAN 2 can be seen on channel 255.
About Road to the White House
Launched in 1988, C-SPAN’s signature political program, “Road to the White House,” features regular coverage of the candidates, issues and events that shape presidential politics. C-SPAN’s 2012 election Web site, www.c-span.org/Campaign2012, is a one-stop resource of presidential election coverage and includes streaming video of announcement speeches and candidate events, schedule information and related resources.
Created by the cable TV industry and now in over 100 million TV households, C-SPAN programs three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C- SPAN Radio, heard in Washington DC and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video- rich website which hosts the C-SPAN Video Library. Visit http://www.c-span.org/.