C-SPAN bus enhances political coverage

<h2 style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"></h2><span style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt"><font face="Arial"> </font></span> <h2 style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt">Arizona State University students can visit </span><span style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt">C-SPAN’s Campaign 2008 Bus as part of the “Road to the White House” tour, when the bus stops at ASU’s Tempe campus from 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Orange Circle just north of the Memorial Union. Look for the bus at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus from 1 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the ASU Mercado on Fifth Street, just south of Van Buren Street. </span></font></h2><h2 style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Arial"></font><span style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt"></span></h2><h2 style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt"><font face="Arial">The 45-foot mobile production studio is on the campaign trail to promote and enhance C-SPAN’s comprehensive political coverage, traveling to major political events such as candidate debates and speeches in early primary states, touring state capitols, and also conducting educational programs for teachers and students.<span>  </span></font></span></h2><h2 style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"><span style="font-weight: normal; font-size: 10pt"><font face="Arial"></font></span></h2><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial"> </span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial">The Tempe and Phoenix events, in partnership with Cox Communications, are part of the inaugural “Road to the White House” tour, named after C-SPAN’s political program that marks its 20<sup>th</sup> year on the air in 2008.<span>  </span></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial"> </span></p><separator></separator><p><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial">“</span></strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial">With early interest in presidential politics growing, we’re excited to be on the road with the Campaign 2008 Bus,” said Rebecca Stewart, C-SPAN marketing representative.<strong> </strong>“As the political network of record, we’re excited to offer a variety of resources for educators, students, first-time voters and the general public as part of our extensive coverage of the 2008 presidential elections.”</span><strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial"> </span></strong></p><separator></separator><p><strong></strong><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial">A revamped version of the network’s award-winning School Bus, the Campaign 2008 bus sports a new exterior design wrap in election themes along with interior modifications that include the latest television production equipment. </span></p><separator></separator><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial"> </span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial">C-SPAN Classroom, <a href="http://www.c-spanclassroom.org/"><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman'"><font color="#800080">www.c-spanclassroom.org</font></span></a&gt;, a free membership service for middle- and high-school teachers, offers a selection of free, downloadable video clips picked from the network’s political programming including “Road to the White House.” Videos that are updated on a weekly basis are “classroom-ready,” allowing teachers to readily incorporate a study of presidential politics into their curriculum.</span></p><separator></separator><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial"><span>  </span></span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial">C-SPAN was created in 1979 by America&#39;s cable companies as a public service. C-SPAN is currently available in 90 million households, C-SPAN2 in 82 million households, and C-SPAN3 in more than 13 million households nationwide. For more information about C-SPAN, visit<u> <span style="color: blue">www.c-span.org</span></u&gt; .</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial"> </span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial"> </span></p>