C-SPAN’s “Road to the White House” Bus Tour Hits Campaign Trail to Track Action in 2008 Presidential Election
San Marcos residents 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 Downtown Square in San Marcos, Texas on Tuesday, July 15 at 10:30 am.
The 45-foot mobile production studio is 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 also conducting educational programs for teachers and students. Since its January 2007 launch, the bus has been to 43 state capitals, 134 college/universities and 164 high schools, where over 81,400 bus visitors have been on board including 40,400 students and 4,780 teachers.
The San Marcos events, in partnership with Grande Communications, 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.
From 1:30 until 3:30 pm, the bus will visit the Boys and Girls Club of South Central Texas located at 400 Uhland Road in San Marcos. The general public as well as the students and staff of the Club are invited to tour the Campaign 2008 Bus.
“Grande Communications is proud to fund C-SPAN’s award-winning public affairs programming for our customers as an important public service to our communities,” said Grande Vice President and General Manager Hutch Bass. “And we are excited to host the Campaign 2008 Bus in San Marcos during this historic presidential election year. We hope potential voters will take advantage of this valuable educational opportunity and tour the bus.”
“With early interest in presidential politics growing we’re excited to be on the road with the Campaign 2008 Bus,” said Heath Neiderer, Marketing Supervisor for C-SPAN. “As the political network of record, we’re excited to offer a variety of resources for educators, students, first-time voters and the general public as part of our extensive coverage of the 2008 presidential elections.”
A revamped version of the network’s award-winning School Bus, the Campaign 2008 bus sports a new exterior design wrap in election themes along with interior modifications that include the latest television production equipment.
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.
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