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Experience the C-SPAN Bus September 19 in Partnership with Comcast

09/06/2013, 09:16 AM

WASHINGTON – Hackettstown residents will have the opportunity to learn about C-SPAN’s programs and resources Thursday, September 19, 2013, by stepping aboard the C-SPAN Bus during a stop on its fall tour at Centenary College.  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, the Bus tour will coincide with the premiere of season two of the series First Ladies: Influence & Image, which airs every Monday night at 9 p.m. ET on C-SPAN.  The Bus will visit universities, presidential libraries and historic locations with connections to first ladies. For more information on the series, 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 C-SPAN has doubled the number of student prizes to 150, and is awarding a total of $100,000 in prize money.

Aboard the C-SPAN Bus, visitors can learn about StudentCam, First Ladies and the networks’ 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
• Social media networking including 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 its Video Library and Congressional Chronicle, in which more than 200,000 hours of political and governmental footage have been archived since 1987.

The Bus visits and events at Centenary College are in partnership with Comcast.


9:30-11 a.m. Centenary College – Park at the David and Carol Lackland Center at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, N.J.

Tune in to C-SPAN’s public affairs programming on the C-SPAN Networks, C-SPAN Radio, and c-span.org. In Hackettstown, C-SPAN can be seen on channel # 90 (Comcast) and # 350 (DirectTV); C-SPAN2 on channel # 104 (Comcast) and # 351 (DirectTV); and C-SPAN3 on channel # 105 (Comcast).

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 the C-SPAN Video Library. Visit c-span.org for coverage and schedules.

About Centenary College
Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world. 

Centenary College’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.