OU Students, Faculty and Staff Can Experience the C-SPAN Bus Feb. 6 Outside the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication
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WASHINGTON – University of Oklahoma students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to learn about C-SPAN’s programs and resources on Feb. 6 by stepping aboard the C-SPAN Bus during a stop on its winter tour of universities in the Big 12 Conference. The tours will take place on the east side of the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Bus, now in its 21st year on the road, will be at OU 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.
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 c-span.org/firstladies.
Aboard the C-SPAN Bus, visitors can learn about First Ladies and the networks’ 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
- Mobile devices demonstrating 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
Prior to the Bus Tour, OU President David Boren will be featured on the CSPAN program “The Washington Journal” at 8:30 a.m. CST. At 8 a.m. CST, Patrick Meirick, director of the Political Communication Center and the Political Commercial Archive, will also be featured.
C-SPAN also provides a unique way to experience public affairs through c-span.org, where you can access over 200,000 hours of political and governmental footage dating back to 1987.
As of March 2014, C-SPAN will have aired 35 years of complete coverage of the House of Representatives.
Tune in to C-SPAN’s public affairs programming on the C-SPAN Networks, C-SPAN Radio, and c-span.org. In the Oklahoma City metro, C-SPAN can be seen on Cox channel 6 or 126; C-SPAN2 on Cox channel 127; and C-SPAN3 on Cox channel 128.
Created by the cable TV industry and broadcast in 100 million households, C-SPAN presents three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C- SPAN Radio, heard in Washington, D.C., and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video-rich website that hosts live and archived video. Visit c-span.org for coverage and schedules.
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