West Virginia University students will have the opportunity to learn about C-SPAN’s programs, resources and internship opportunities on Tuesday, Jan. 14, when they step aboard the C-SPAN Bus during a stop on its spring tour of universities in the Big 12 Conference.

Several students also will be featured on C-SPAN on Tuesday morning, where they will participate in C-SPAN’s flagship morning program, _Washington Journal, via the mobile studio on the bus.

The students, a number of whom are international studies and political science majors, will ask questions of a public affairs guest in Washington.

The bus, now in its 21st year on the road, will be at WVU and other locations helping to inform communities about the public affairs network’s ongoing First Ladies feature series. It is visiting cities, schools and universities across the country, promoting C-SPAN’s educational and political resources for students, teachers and community members along the way.

The bus will be parked on Maiden Lane between the Mountainlair and Stalnaker Hall at 8:30 a.m.-9:15 a.m. for the Washington Journal segment. The bus will open for tours to students and visitors at 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Media are invited to attend the sessions.

This winter, the bus tour will coincide with the finale of the series First Ladies: Influence & Image, which airs every Monday night at 9 p.m. ET on C-SPAN. For more information on the series, visit http://c-span.org/firstladies

Aboard the C-SPAN Bus, visitors can learn about First Ladies and the network’s 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Video Library and Congressional Chronicle, in which more than 200,000 hours of political and governmental footage have been archived since 1987.

As of March, C-SPAN will have aired 35 years of complete coverage of the House of Representatives.

The bus visits and events in Morgantown are in partnership with WVU and Comcast.



CONTACT: Devon Copeland, Interim Director of Communication and Marketing
(304)293-6867, Devon.Copeland@mail.wvu.edu


C-SPAN: Doug Hemmig, 202-309-3359
Comcast: Robert Grove, 412-595-8392

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