| February 03, 2014 | |

The C-SPAN Bus hits the road for Big 12 Tour 

WASHINGTON – University of  Texas students will have the opportunity to learn about C-SPAN’s programs and resources on February 4 by stepping aboard the C-SPAN Bus during a stop on its winter tour of universities in the Big 12 Conference.

The Bus, now in its 21st year on the road, will be at several locations 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.

Prior to the Bus Tour, Aman Batheja of the Texas Tribune will be featured on the C-SPAN program “The Washington Journal” at 8:15 a.m. CST discussing Texas politics.

EVENTS (press invited):

University of Texas
300 W. 24th St
Bus will be parked on south curb

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
2313 Red River Street, Austin TX  78705
 Bus will be parked in front of Library

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 visits and events in Austin are in partnership with Time Warner Cable.

“Time Warner Cable is proud to partner with C-SPAN to bring the C-SPAN Bus to Baylor,” said Kathy Brabson, Area VP of Operations, and Time Warner Cable. “We are dedicated to sharing educational opportunities with our community and value the programming and resources that C-SPAN offers.”

Tune in to C-SPAN’s public affairs programming on the C-SPAN Networks, C-SPAN Radio, and c-span.org. In Austin, C-SPAN can be seen on channel 380; C-SPAN2 on channel 381 and C-SPAN3 on channel 382.

About C-SPAN

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 video. Visit c-span.org for coverage and schedules.

About Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high‐speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com, www.navisite.com, and www.twcmedia.com.

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