C-SPAN’s state-of-the-art, 45-foot customized motor coach will make a stop on campus from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 10, as part of C-SPAN’s 50 Capitals Tour. The bus will be parked in the Liberal Arts parking lot and students, faculty and community members are invited to stop by.
C-SPAN is partnering with Cable One to engage teachers, students, community members and elected officials through interactive demonstrations of C-SPAN’s multi-platform public service resources.
The C-SPAN Bus embarked on a 50 Capitals Tour in September 2017 and is heading to every U.S. state capital, culminating in November 2018 for the 25thanniversary of the bus program. Throughout this 14-month tour, the C-SPAN Bus will open its doors at each state capitol to welcome visitors and interview elected officials during “Washington Journal.” C-SPAN Representatives will also gather video responses from visitors as part of its “Voices from the States” – an opportunity for visitors to share viewpoints on state issues and what they think Washington leaders should do to address local concerns.
Created by the cable TV industry in 1979 and now in nearly 100 million TV households, C‐SPAN programs three public affairs television networks; C‐ SPAN Radio, heard in Washington D.C., at 90.1 FM and available as an App; and C-SPAN.org, a video‐rich website offering live coverage of government events and access to the vast archive of C‐SPAN programming. C-SPAN established the C-SPAN Bus community outreach program on Nov. 2, 1993.