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The C-SPAN Bus is Coming to ASU

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Author: Timothy C. Ervin

Release Date: Jan 23, 2018

The C-SPAN Bus will visit the campus of Alabama State University as part of its 50 Capitals Tour.

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C-SPAN’s new state-of-the-art 45-foot customized motor coach will visit Alabama State University on Thursday, February 1, from noon to 1:30 p.m. The bus, which is part of C-SPAN's “50 Capitals Tour,” will be parked in front of the Fred Shuttlesworth Dining Hall.

Students, faculty, staff and community members will be welcome to tour the bus and engage in interactive demonstrations.

The high-tech, interactive C-SPAN Bus includes:

·    Access to an exclusive interactive experience available on 11 large-screen tablets featuring C-SPAN programming and myriad political and educational resources

·    A smart TV and classroom area for conversations with students and teachers

·    A high-definition TV production studio for taped and live programming

·    A 360-degree video station featuring C-SPAN’s unfiltered coverage of high-profile events and insightful, behind-the-scenes tours of U.S. landmarks

·    A D.C.-themed selfie station where visitors can share their Bus experience through social media

C-SPAN 50 Capitals Tour
To launch its newly built bus, C-SPAN embarked on a “50 Capitals Tour” in September 2017 and is heading to every U.S. state capital, culminating in November 2018 for the 25th anniversary 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 C-SPAN’s signature morning call-in program, Washington Journal. C-SPAN Representatives also will 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.

Since 1993, a C-SPAN Bus has traveled across the nation in partnership with C-SPAN’s cable and satellite providers for local interactions through visits to schools and community events. Visitors to the Bus will engage with the C-SPAN Bus crew and the onboard interactive tools to learn about the unique public service television network, C-SPAN’s online presence and C-SPAN Classroom’s comprehensive educational resources. Bus visitors will learn about C-SPAN’s unique non-commercial, editorially-balanced, non-biased coverage of public affairs and political events and the cable industry’s commitment to funding its operations.

For more information, contact Kamela Kennedy, assistant student organization coordinator at 334-229-4888.

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