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C-SPAN's "Road to the White House" Bus Tour Hits
Campaign Trail to Track Action in 2008 Presidential Election.
Portland 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 Portland State University.
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 32 state capitals and 95 schools, where 278 elected officials, 2,750 teachers and 21,650 students have been on board.
"We are thrilled to be making a return trip to Portland with our new Campaign 2008 Bus," said Erin Patton, a C-SPAN marketing representative. "As the political network of record, we are excited to talk with students and many first-time voters about the historical 2008 presidential election."
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.
The Portland event, in partnership with Comcast, is 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.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008
WHERE: Portland State University (The Campaign 2008 Bus will be parked outside the Smithem Memorial Student Union and will be open to all students, faculty and media)
TIME: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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.
Look for C-SPAN's political coverage is on the C-SPAN networks, C-SPAN Radio, c-span.org, or the one-stop 2008 election Web site, CampaignNetwork.org.
In Portland, C-SPAN can be seen on Channel 24 and C-SPAN 2 can be seen on Channel 35.
C-SPAN, the political network of record, was created in 1979 by America's cable companies as a public service. C-SPAN is currently available in 91 million households, C-SPAN2 in 84 million households, and C-SPAN3 in more than 15 million households nationwide. For more information about C-SPAN, visit www.c-span.org or our MySpace page at www.myspace.com/campaignbus2008.