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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:

8-11 a.m.
Jonesboro High School                                      
301 Hurricane Dr.                                                          
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,, 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 Radio,, or the one-stop 2008 election Web site,

About C-SPAN:
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



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