Sweetwater and Abilene residents had the opportunity to learn about C-SPANâ€™s programs and resources on Wednesday, Jan. 29, by stepping aboard the C-SPAN Bus during a stop on its winter tour.Â
The Bus, now in its 21st year on the road, was at Sweetwater Middle School, Kiwanis Club of Abilene and other locations helping to inform communities about the public affairs networkâ€™s ongoing First Ladies feature series. It is visiting cities, schools and universities across the country, promoting C-SPANâ€™s educational and political resources for students, teachers and community members along the way.
This winter, the Bus tour will coincide with the finale of the series First Ladies: Influence & Image, which airs every Monday night at 9 p.m. ET on C-SPAN.Â For more information on the series, visit c-span.org/firstladies.
Aboard the C-SPAN Bus, visitors can learn about First Ladies and the networksâ€™ other programming and resources through interactive technology:
â€˘ In-depth public affairs coverage and educational outreach;
â€˘ Touch-screen quizzes on C-SPAN and the three branches of government;
â€˘ Mobile devices demonstrating Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, Tout, XM Radio and mobile apps;
â€˘ HD cameras and production equipment demonstrating C-SPANâ€™s capability to produce public affairs programming aboard the bus.
C-SPAN also provides a unique way to experience public affairs through c-span.org, where you can access over 200,000 hours of political and governmental footage dating back to 1987.
As of March 2014, C-SPAN will have aired 35 years of complete coverage of the House of Representatives.
The Bus visits and events in Sweetwater and Abilene are in partnership with Suddenlink.
â€śSuddenlink is proud to partner with C-SPAN to bring the C-SPAN Bus to Sweetwater and Abilene,â€ť said Jason Gebhart, Senior Director of Operations. â€śWe are dedicated to sharing educational opportunities with our community and value the programming and resources that C-SPAN offers.â€ť
Tune in to C-SPANâ€™s public affairs programming on the C-SPAN Networks, C-SPAN Radio, and c-span.org. In Sweetwater and Abilene, C-SPAN can be seen on channel 3 (HD 103) and C-SPAN2 on channel 9.
Created by the cable TV industry and broadcast in 100 million households, C-SPAN presents three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C- SPAN Radio, heard in Washington D.C. and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video-rich website that hosts live and archived C-SPAN video. Visit c-span.org for coverage and schedules.
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