The C-SPAN Bus program celebrates 20 years of community outreach today. Since Nov. 1, 1993, the network has sent high-tech buses to schools and community events as a free, fun, hands-on way to teach American history and politics.
The 2013 bus features touchscreen computers that demonstrate C-SPAN websites, including the Video Library, C-SPAN Classroom, Congressional Chronicle, and Book TV. Visitors can also take online public affairs quizzes, learn about the network’s StudentCam contest, tune into live feeds of C-SPAN and C-SPAN2, catch new authors on Book TV, or view perspectives on American History TV on C-SPAN3. The “C-SPAN on the Go” section offers visitors an opportunity to download C-SPAN podcasts and radio apps. The Bus is also equipped with laptops, a Smartboard, and a presentation area for group discussions.
Suddenlink has sponsored C-SPAN bus stops in several communities it serves. The next scheduled stop is in Lake Charles, La., Nov. 5.
Learn more about the C-SPAN bus and other C-SPAN outreach programs on the network’s online community page.
C-SPAN, created by the cable television industry to provide public access to the political process, is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.