C-SPAN contact: Vanessa Torres, 703-606-9637
The C-SPAN Bus hits the road for winter tour
WASHINGTON – College Station and Bryan students will have the opportunity to learn about C-SPAN’s programs and resources on Friday, January 31 and Saturday February 1 by stepping aboard the C-SPAN Bus during a stop on its winter tour.
The Bus, now in its 21st year on the road, will be at Texas A&M University, Rudder High School and George Bush Presidential Library helping to inform communities about the public affairs network’s ongoing First Ladies feature series. It is visiting cities, schools and universities across the country, promoting C-SPAN’s educational and political resources for students, teachers and community members along the way.
EVENTS (press invited):
Friday, January 31
Texas A&M University
198 Joe Routt Blvd College Station, TX 77840
North End of Kyle Stadium
Rudder High School*
3251 Austins Colony Pkwy, Bryan, TX 77808
Saturday, February 1
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
1000 George Bush Drive W, College Station, TX 77845
*This event is not open to the public
This winter, the Bus tour will coincide with the finale of the series First Ladies: Influence & Image, which airs every Monday night at 9 p.m. ET on C-SPAN. For more information on the series, visit c-span.org/firstladies.
Aboard the C-SPAN Bus, visitors can learn about First Ladies and the networks’ other programming and resources through interactive technology:
- In-depth public affairs coverage and educational outreach
- Touch-screen quizzes on C-SPAN and the three branches of government
- Mobile devices demonstrating Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, Tout, XM Radio and mobile apps
- HD cameras and production equipment demonstrating C-SPAN’s capability to produce public affairs programming aboard the Bus
C-SPAN also provides a unique way to experience public affairs through c-span.org, where you can access over 200,000 hours of political and governmental footage dating back to 1987.
As of March 2014, C-SPAN will have aired 35 years of complete coverage of the House of Representatives.
The Bus visit College Station is in partnership with Suddenlink.
Tune in to C-SPAN’s public affairs programming on the C-SPAN Networks, C-SPAN Radio, and c-span.org. In College Station, C-SPAN can be seen on channel 15 and C-SPAN2 on channel 67.
“Suddenlink is proud to partner with C-SPAN to bring the C-SPAN Bus to College Station and Bryan” said Tom Way, System Manager. “We are dedicated to sharing educational opportunities with our community and value the programming and resources that C-SPAN offers.”
Created by the cable TV industry and broadcast in 100 million households, C-SPAN presents three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C- SPAN Radio, heard in Washington D.C. and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video-rich website that hosts live and archived C-SPAN video. Visit c-span.org for coverage and schedules.
Suddenlink (suddenlink.com) is the seventh largest cable operator in the United States, supporting the information, communication and entertainment demands of approximately 1.4 million residential and commercial customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia and elsewhere. Suddenlink simplifies its customers’ lives through one call for support, one connection, and one bill for TV, Internet, phone and other services.