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C-Span's Campaign 2008 Bus to visit ASU,
Jonesboro High School, Dec. 3
Nov. 26, 2008 --
Jonesboro students will join the thousands who have
toured C-SPAN’s Campaign 2008 Bus as part of the “Road to the White
House” tour, when the bus stops at Jonesboro High School, 301 Hurricane
Drive, from 8-11 a.m., and at Arkansas State University, Lot SW-4,
directly behind the Dean B. Ellis Library (108 Cooley Drive) and near
the College of Communications, from 12 noon-2:30 p.m., on Wednesday,
December 3. The 45-foot mobile production studio was on the campaign
trail to promote and enhance C-SPAN’s comprehensive political coverage,
traveling to major political events such as candidate debates and
speeches in early primary states, touring state capitols, and conducting
educational programs for teachers and students. Since its January 2007
launch, the bus has been to 45 state capitals and 239 schools, where
8,947 teachers; 52,431 students; and 816 elected officials, including 4
former presidential candidates, have been on board.
The Jonesboro events, in partnership with Suddenlink, are part of the
bus’s inaugural “Road to the White House” tour, named after C-SPAN’s
renowned political program that marks its 20th year on the air in 2008.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008:
Jonesboro High School
Jonesboro, AR 72401
12 noon-2:30 p.m.
Arkansas State University
*Parked in lot SW-4, directly behind the Dean B. Ellis Library, and near
the College of Communications.
“With increased interest in presidential politics, we’re excited to
continue on the road with the Campaign 2008 Bus,” said Vanessa Bailey,
Marketing Representative. “We filmed 5,000 hours of coverage for
Campaign 2008 and we were able to use the Bus as part of that coverage.
As the political network of record, we offer a variety of resources for
educators, students, and the general public. Following the election, we
hope to excite and educate students as well as the public about the
upcoming historic inauguration.”
C-SPAN Classroom, www.c-spanclassroom.org, a free membership service for
middle and high school teachers, offers a selection of free,
downloadable video clips picked from the network’s extensive political
programming including “Road to the White House” that are updated weekly
and “classroom-ready” allowing teachers to readily incorporate a study
of presidential politics into their curriculum.
Look for C-SPAN’s political coverage on the C-SPAN networks, C-SPAN
c-span.org, or the one-stop 2008 election Web site, CampaignNetwork.org.
C-SPAN, the political network of record, was created in 1979 by
America's cable companies as a public service. C-SPAN is currently
available in 90 million households, C-SPAN2 in 82 million households,
and C-SPAN3 in more than 13 million households nationwide. For more
information about C-SPAN, visit www.c-span.org.