| January 26, 2014 | |

C-SPAN contact: Vanessa Torres, 703-606-9637

Texas Tech University students to be featured on C-SPAN morning show segment 

WASHINGTON (January 24, 2014) – Lubbock students will have the opportunity to learn about C-SPAN’s programs and resources on {date} by stepping aboard the C-SPAN Bus during a stop on its spring tour of universities in the Big 12 Conference.

Texas Tech University students will also be featured on C-SPAN on Tuesday, January 28 at 7:30AM-8:15AM CST, when they will participate in C-SPAN’s flagship morning program, Washington Journal, via the mobile studio on the Bus.

The Bus, now in its 21st year on the road, will be at Texas Tech University, Margaret Talkington School for Young Women Leaders and other 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.

EVENTS (press invited):

Washington Journal Student Skype In
15th Street & Akron Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79409
Student Union Center

Texas Tech University
 15th Street & Akron Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79409
 Student Union Center

Margaret Talkington School for Young Women Leaders*
415 N. Ivory, Lubbock, TX 79403
In front of School
*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 Lubbock is in partnership with SuddenLink.

“Suddenlink is proud to partner with C-SPAN to bring the C-SPAN Bus to Texas Tech University and Talkington School for Young Women Leaders” said Brian Borthwick, Senior Director of Operations. “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 Lubbock, C-SPAN can be seen on channel 93, HD 19 and C-SPAN2 on channel 96.

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 Suddenlink

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.

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