– The C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus will make a stop on Wofford’s campus on Wednesday, Jan. 18, on its “Road to the White House” tour through South Carolina for the upcoming Republican Presidential Primary on Saturday.
Wofford students will participate in a live Skype call-in on C-SPAN’s morning program “Washington Journal.” Students will be asking questions of hosts and guests in the network’s Washington, D.C., office via Skype set up in the bus. The call-in show will be from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.
The Campaign 2012 Bus will be available from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for tours for the students as well as students from other local colleges and the general public.
The bus will be located on Campus Drive on Wofford’s campus, near Main Building.
The bus travels the country to promote and enhance C-SPAN’s extensive resources and political coverage by stopping at major political events such as candidate debates and speeches in early primary states and meeting with voters on the campaign trail. Additionally, the bus will tour state capitals, visit community events, and host students and teachers around the nation, giving them an inside look at C-SPAN’s comprehensive educational and political resources.
“With the presidential campaign heating up, this is a great time for C-SPAN to hit the road with the Campaign 2012 Bus,” says Jennifer Curran of C-SPAN. “C-SPAN offers a variety of public affairs programming and resources for educators, students, first-time voters, and the general public. We hope they come on board and check out our interactive, Campaign 2012 Bus.”
Visitors will learn about the following programming and resources via HD TVs, touch screen computers, laptops, and mobile devices:
• C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 website, including video of candidates and campaign events, information on key state races and the electoral college and ways to follow the social media related to the campaign
• C-SPAN’s in-depth public affairs event coverage
• C-SPAN’s web offerings, including archived video going back to 1987 through C-SPAN’s vast Video Library and Congressional Chronicle
• Many ways to connect with C-SPAN on the go including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, XM Radio, and iPhone and Blackberry apps
The Spartanburg events are in partnership with Charter Communications. EVENTS:
8:30-9:15 a.m. - SKYPE call-in on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal morning show LIVE from Wofford College
10-11:30 a.m. - Open Bus at Wofford College
In front of “Main” building on Campus, Spartanburg, SC
Follow the Road to the White House with C-SPAN’s political coverage on the C-SPAN networks, C-SPAN Radio, and www.c-span.org
. About Road to the White House
Launched in 1988, C-SPAN’s signature political program, “Road to the White House,” features regular coverage of the candidates, issues and events that shape presidential politics. C-SPAN’s 2012 election Web site, www.c-span.org/Campaign2012, is a one-stop resource of presidential election coverage and includes streaming video of announcement speeches and candidate events, schedule information and related resources. About C-SPAN
Created by the cable TV industry and now in more than 100 million TV households, C-SPAN programs three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C- SPAN Radio, heard in Washington DC and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video- rich website which hosts the C-SPAN Video Library. Visit http://www.c-span.org/