C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus To Stop at N.C. A&T

C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus To Stop at N.C. A&T

Television network C-SPAN's, 45-foot customized campaign bus will visit North Carolina A&T State University from 10:00 a.m. – noon, Oct. 31, 2016, in the Student Health Center parking lot on the university's campus. 

The C-SPAN Campaign 2016 bus visits schools, universities, and political events across the country to engage students, educators, civic leaders, and the community through on-board multimedia technology that showcases C-SPAN's programming and resources dedicated to showing the American political process.

"We are enthused to host C-SPAN's Campaign 2016 bus. The bus is a great tool to engage the A&T campus community in the national election conversation,” said Joe B. Whitehead, N.C. A&T provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Through interactive exhibits, visitors will learn about the public affairs network’s in-depth coverage of the U.S. Congress, White House, federal courts, and its signature political program, "Road to the White House," which provides access to all of the Campaign 2016 presidential candidates and their events from the campaign trail, all without editing, commentary, or analysis.

C-SPAN representatives will also gather visitor responses on this year's election to share via social media as part of its "Voices from the Road" (#cspanvoices).

"In this unprecedented election season, C-SPAN's 'Road to the White House' gives you a front row seat, unlike any other to Campaign 2016," said Steve Scully, C-SPAN's senior executive producer and political editor. "C-SPAN's footage takes you from the campaign announcements, to the town hall meetings and rallies, as well as the policy speeches, party conventions, and presidential debates -- giving viewers coverage on what the candidates are saying and how this historic race is unfolding along the campaign trail."

Civics and government educators will also learn about C-SPAN’s free comprehensive online educational resources including C-SPAN.org and C-SPAN Classroom.

Visitors to the Campaign 2016 Bus will experience the following through engagement with C-SPAN representatives and on-board interactive technology:

  • Campaign 2016 App populated with candidate video from the campaign trail
  • In-depth public affairs programming and educational resources
  • Touch-screen quizzes on C-SPAN and the three branches of government
  • Mobile devices demonstrating C-SPAN resources on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and mobile apps
  • HD cameras and production equipment capable of producing public affairs programming aboard the Bus

C-SPAN.org is a searchable, video-rich site that has every C-SPAN program aired since 1987.  The public can access the extensive online collection -- over 220,000 hours of public affairs programming -- for free, and share user-generated video clips by email and social media.