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-- C -SPAN Bus partners with Comcast for winter tour --

WASHINGTON  (Jan. 14, 2014) – Area students will have the opportunity to learn about C-SPAN’s programs and resources on Friday, Jan. 17  by stepping aboard the C-SPAN Bus during a stop on its winter tour in partnership with Comcast.  

The Bus, now in its 21st year on the road, will be at three Memphis-area schools and other locations helping to inform communities about the public affairs network’s ongoing First Ladies feature series. It is visiting cities, schools and universities across the country, promoting C-SPAN’s educational and political resources for students, teachers and community members along the way.


· 7:20a.m. – 8:50 a.m.:  Whitehaven High School, 4851 Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116
·10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Immaculate Conception High School, 1725 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
· 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Soulsville Charter High School, 1115 College Street, Memphis, TN 38106
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. EST on C-SPAN.  For more information on the series, visit c-span.org/firstladies.

Aboard the C-SPAN Bus, visitors can learn about First Ladies and the network’s other programming and resources through interactive technology:
·In-depth public affairs coverage and educational outreach
·Touch-screen quizzes on C-SPAN and the three branches of government
·  Mobile devices demonstrating Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, Tout, XM Radio and mobile apps
·        HD cameras and production equipment demonstrating C-SPAN’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.

Tune in to C-SPAN’s public affairs programming on the C-SPAN Networks, C-SPAN Radio, and c-span.org. In Memphis, C-SPAN can be seen on channel 6 HD 1125 and 748; C-SPAN2 on channel 84 and 104; and C-SPAN3 on channel 217.

About C-SPAN
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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