C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus Visits Kent State on March 14
By Hanna Moore
The C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus, an interactive mobile demonstration center, will visit Kent State University on Monday, March 14, from noon to 1:30 p.m. It will be parked in front of the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center. The 40-foot mobile learning center will be open for free tours to educate Kent State students, employees and members of the general public about the 2016 presidential election and conduct quick interviews to gather C-SPAN “Voices from the Road” to share on social media.
C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) is a private, nonprofit company created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service. In 2010, C-SPAN launched C-SPAN.org, a searchable, video-rich site that has every C-SPAN program aired since 1987.
The C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus features interactive exhibits to educate visitors about C-SPAN’s coverage of the U.S. Congress, the White House and federal courts, as well as its signature political program, “Road to the White House.” “Road to the White House” provides access to the presidential candidates and events from the campaign trail, without editing, commentary or analysis.
“We hope students will learn more about our in-depth public affairs coverage and our free online resources available for use in the classroom through the interactive experience on the C-SPAN Bus,” says Chellie Zou, C-SPAN marketing representative.
The C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus offers the opportunity to interact with in-depth public affairs programming and educational resources; touch-screen quizzes on C-SPAN and the three branches of government; mobile devices that demonstrate how C-SPAN is used on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and mobile apps; and HD cameras and production equipment capable of producing public affairs programming aboard the bus.
The tour begins in Cleveland on March 14 and will visit Toledo, Columbus, Athens, Dayton and Cincinnati.
To learn more about the C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus and see a video of it in action, visit www.c-span.org/video/?104546-1/cspan-community.