C-SPAN bus enhances political coverage
Arizona State University students can visit 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.
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.
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 20th year on the air in 2008.
“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. “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.”
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.
C-SPAN Classroom, www.c-spanclassroom.org, 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.
C-SPAN was created in 1979 by America'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 www.c-span.org .