Created by the cable TV industry and now in 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/.
The C-SPAN Bus hits the road for a new fall tour
WASHINGTON (October 2, 2013) – Frankfort residents will have the opportunity to learn about C-SPAN’s programs and resources on Thursday, October 3 by stepping aboard the C-SPAN Bus during a stop on its fall tour. The C-SPAN Bus is helping inform communities about the public affairs network’s new First Ladies feature series and promoting C-SPAN’s student documentary contest, StudentCam.
The C-SPAN Bus is now in its 20th year on the road and has a fresh new look and a new season of tours. It is visiting numerous cities, schools and universities across the country, promoting C-SPAN’s educational and political resources for students, teachers and community members along the way.
This fall, C-SPAN’s original series First Ladies: Influence and Image, which begins its second season on September 9 and airs every Monday night at 9 p.m. ET on C-SPAN, serves as a comprehensive biography of the women closest to each of the 44 presidential administrations. From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, this is the first-ever television series to feature all of the American first ladies. For more information, visit c-span.org/firstladies.
Additionally, C-SPAN’s StudentCam 2014 documentary competition is launching with a new theme, “A Message to the U.S. Congress: What’s the most important issue the Congress should consider in 2014?” This year we’ve doubled the number of student prizes to 150, and are awarding a total of $100,000 in prize money.
Aboard the C-SPAN Bus, visitors will learn about the following programming and resources via interactive technology:
• 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 including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, XM Radio, and mobile apps
• HD cameras and production equipment demonstrating C-SPAN’s capability to produce public affairs programming aboard the Bus
The Bus will stop at the following location in Frankfort on October 3:
Kentucky Historical Society 11:30am-2:00pm
100 W. Broadway Frankfort, KY 40601
The C-SPAN Bus event in Frankfort is in partnership with the Frankfort Plant Board.
Tune in to the first ladies’ stories and more public affairs programming with C-SPAN’s coverage on the C-SPAN networks, C-SPAN Radio, and www.c-span.org. In Frankfort, C-SPAN can be seen on channels 14, 514 (HD), C-SPAN 2 on channels 15, 515 (HD), and C-SPAN 3 on channel 16.