C-SPAN Campaign Bus to Visit Fisher Sept. 20
This election season, the C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus is kicking off a five-day tour, and will stop at St. John Fisher College from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, parked in the Campus Center Quad.
The tour, which stops at select high schools and colleges across New York State, aims to engage students, educators, civic leaders, and community members in the American political process through on-board multimedia technology that showcases the network’s programming and resources including:
- Campaign 2016 App populated with candidate videos 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.
Through the 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 C-SPAN “Voices from the Road.”
“In this unprecedented election season, C-SPAN’s ‘Road to the White House’ has provided a front row seat, unlike any other, to Campaign 2016,” said Steve Scully, C-SPAN's senior executive producer and political editor. “C-SPAN took viewers to the town hall meetings and campaign rallies, to the policy speeches, party conventions, and now the critical presidential debates—giving viewers the absolute best coverage on what the candidates are saying and how this historic race is unfolding along the campaign trail.”
In Rochester, C-SPAN programming is provided by Time Warner Cable (soon to be Spectrum) on channel 44/225 as a commercial-free public service, with C-SPAN2 on channel 70/226, and C-SPAN3 on channel 227. All funding for C-SPAN operations, including Bus visits, is provided by local TV providers. C-SPAN.org is a searchable, video-rich site that has every C-SPAN program aired since 1987. The public can access this extensive online collection—over 220,000 hours of public affairs programming—for free, and share user-generated video clips by email and social media.