C-SPAN Bus Program Marks 20 Years

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.

C-SPAN Bus Visits Jonesboro, Ark.

In partnership with Suddenlink, the C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus visited Jonesboro, Ark., this week, making stops at Arkansas State University (ASU) and Jonesboro High School. KAIT-TV8 in Jonesboro reported on the visit to the high school. In addition to touring the bus, students had the opportunity to call in live to C-SPAN’s signature morning show, “Washington Journal.”

Mayor Harold Perrin sent a proclamation, which was read during the ASU stop, proclaiming Feb. 8 “Suddenlink/C-SPAN Day” in Jonesboro.

The C-SPAN bus stops at schools and community centers across the country. Visitors are invited to explore high-tech interactive displays with the help of C-SPAN tour guides. Like C-SPAN, the bus tour is a non-profit project that is supported solely by the cable television industry.

Suddenlink Partners With C-SPAN Bus Tour

Residents in four of Suddenlink’s Texas communities are among the first to experience C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 Bus. The “Road to the White House” tour, named after C-SPAN’s signature political program, rolled into A&M Consolidated High School in College Station and nearby Bryan High School yesterday. Today, it stopped at Conroe and Willis High Schools in Conroe. Victoria East and West High Schools are scheduled to host the bus tomorrow.

The Campaign 2012 Bus travels the country to promote C-SPAN’s extensive resources and political coverage, giving visitors an opportunity to learn more about the U.S. political process.

C‑SPAN, created by the cable television industry, is generally available to Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.