C-SPAN contact: Ndidi Obasi, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-816-0116
WASHINGTON (Jan. 9) – C-SPAN’s state-of-the-art 45-foot customized motor coach will visit Rocky Mount on Friday, January 12. The C-SPAN Bus will welcome visitors at Northern Nash High School and North Carolina Wesleyan College. This visit is part of C-SPAN’s “50 Capitals Tour,” which includes stops in cities across North Carolina.
The high-tech, interactive C-SPAN Bus includes these resources:
- Access to an exclusive interactive experience available on 11 large-screen tablets featuring C-SPAN programming and myriad of 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
Students and teachers are invited aboard the bus to learn about C-SPAN Classroom, a free online educational resource, and C-SPAN’s extensive online Video Library. With more than 235,000 hours of public affairs content, the C-SPAN Video Library serves a great educational source and research tool.
EVENTS (press invited):
8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Northern Nash High School
4230 Green Hills Rd / School Bus Loop
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North Carolina Wesleyan College
3400 N Wesleyan Blvd / Southern Bank Green
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 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.
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.
Locally, C-SPAN programming can be seen on channel 24; C-SPAN2 on channel 23; and on the web at C-SPAN.org. All funding for C-SPAN operations, including Bus visits, is provided by cable and satellite providers.
About C‐SPAN: Created by the cable TV industry 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.