C-SPAN’S BUS TO VISIT SHAWNEE AND TECUMSEH ON FEBURARY 16 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VYVE BROADBAND
C-SPAN’s state-of-the-art 45-foot customized motor coach will visit Shawnee and Tecumseh on February 16, 2018. Partnering with Vyve Broadband to engage teachers and students, community members and elected officials through interactive demonstrations of C-SPAN’s multi-platform public service resources, the C-SPAN Bus will welcome visitors at Tecumseh High School, Oklahoma Baptist University and Shawnee City Hall. This visit is part of C-SPAN’s “50 Capitals Tour,” which includes a stop in Oklahoma City on February 21.
The high-tech, interactive C-SPAN Bus includes these resources:
Access to an exclusive interactive experience available on 11 large-screen tablets featuring C-SPAN programming and myriad of political and educational resources
A smart TV and classroom area for conversations with students and teachers
A high-definition TV production studio for taped and live programming
A 360-degree video station featuring C-SPAN’s unfiltered coverage of high-profile events and insightful, behind-the-scenes tours of U.S. landmarks
A D.C.-themed selfie station where visitors can share their Bus experience through social media
Students and teachers are invited aboard the bus to learn about C-SPAN Classroom, a free online educational resource, and C-SPAN’s extensive online Video Library. With more than 235,000 hours of public affairs content, the C-SPAN Video Library serves a great educational source and research tool.
“Vyve is thrilled that the C-SPAN Bus is visiting Shawnee and Tecumseh, bringing their political and educational resources to the community. We’re proud to partner with C-SPAN and look forward to Shawnee and Tecumseh residents stepping aboard to experience all that C-SPAN has to offer.” Says Diane Quennoz, Vyve SVP, Marketing and Customer Experience.
EVENTS (press invited):
8:30AM – 10:00AM Tecumseh High School
901 13th St, Tecumseh, OK 74873
11:00AM-12:30PM Oklahoma Baptist University
500 W University St, Shawnee, OK 74804
Bus will be parked on the south side parking lot of Geiger Court
12:45PM-1:30PM Shawnee City Hall
16 W 9th St, Shawnee, OK 74801
To launch its newly built Bus, C-SPAN embarked on a “50 Capitals Tour” in September 2017 and is heading to every U.S. state capital, culminating in November 2018 for the 25th anniversary of the Bus program. Throughout this 14-month tour, the C-SPAN Bus will open its doors at each state capitol to welcome visitors and interview elected officials during C-SPAN’s signature morning call-in program, Washington Journal. C-SPAN Representatives will also gather video responses from visitors as part of its “Voices from the States” – an opportunity for visitors to share viewpoints on state issues and what they think Washington leaders should do to address local concerns.
Since 1993, a C-SPAN Bus has traveled across the nation in partnership with C-SPAN’s cable and satellite providers for local interactions through visits to schools and community events. Visitors to the Bus will engage with the C-SPAN Bus crew and the onboard interactive tools to learn about the unique public service television network, C-SPAN’s online presence and C-SPAN Classroom’s comprehensive educational resources. Bus visitors will learn about C-SPAN’s unique non-commercial, editorially-balanced, non-biased coverage of public affairs and political events and the cable industry’s commitment to funding its operations.
In Tecumseh and Shawnee, C-SPAN programming is provided by Vyve Broadband as a commercial-free public service and can be seen on channel 19; C-SPAN2 on channel 20; and CSPAN3 on channel 21 and on the web at C-SPAN.org. All funding for C-SPAN operations, including Bus visits, is provided by cable and satellite providers. Fans can follow the adventures of the C-SPAN Bus on Twitter and Instagram @cspanbus and online at C-SPAN.org/community.