Experience C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 Bus in Charlotte on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in partnership with Time Warner Cable

last modified Jan 13, 2012 08:47 AM

WASHINGTON – North Carolina residents will join the thousands who have toured the C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus when it stops in Charlotte on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 on its “Road to the White House” tour, named after C-SPAN’s signature political program.

The Campaign 2012 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,” said Jennifer Curran. “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.”

Students and 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 Charlotte events are in partnership with Time Warner Cable.

EVENTS:

10 a.m – noon Open Bus at Central Piedmont Community College (Central Campus)

The Bus will be parked in front of the Overcash Building on King Street, on the corner of 4th and Elizabeth Ave.

1-3 p.m. Military and Global Leadership Academy at Marie G. Davis* with GenerationNation, formerly Kids Voting Mecklenburg 3351 Griffith Street, Charlotte, NC 28203  *This is a closed event and will not be open to the public

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 over 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/.