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C-SPAN’S Campaign 2012 Bus to Visit UT on Tuesday, Jan. 31

Published: January 20, 2012

University of Tampa students will join the thousands who have toured the C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus when it stops at the University on Tuesday, Jan. 31, on its “Road to the White House” tour, named after C-SPAN’s signature political program.

The Campaign 2012 Bus will be at The University of Tampa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 31, which coincides with Florida’s Republican primary. The bus will be parked on North B Street on campus, between the Vaughn Center and the Sykes College of Business. The public is welcome to visit the bus, however, on-campus parking is extremely limited.

The Campaign 2012 Bus travels the country to promote and enhance C-SPAN’s extensive resources and political coverage by stopping at major political events such as candidate debates and speeches in early primary states and meeting with voters on the campaign trail. Additionally, the bus will tour state capitals, visit community events, and host students and teachers around the nation, giving them an inside look at C-SPAN’s comprehensive educational and political resources.

“With the presidential campaign heating up, this is a great time for C-SPAN to hit the road with the Campaign 2012 Bus,” said Doug Hemmig, C-SPAN’s community relations representative. “C-SPAN offers a variety of public affairs programming and resources for educators, students, first-time voters and the general public. We hope they come on board and check out our interactive, Campaign 2012 Bus.”

Visitors will learn about the following programming and resources via HD TVs, touch screen computers, laptops and mobile devices:

  • C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 website, including video of candidates and campaign events, information on key state races and the electoral college, and ways to follow the social media related to the campaign;
  • C-SPAN’s in-depth public affairs event coverage;
  • C-SPAN’s web offerings, including archived video going back to 1987 through C-SPAN’s vast video library and Congressional Chronicle;
  • Many ways to connect with C-SPAN on the go including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, XM Radio, and iPhone and Blackberry apps.

The C-SPAN visit is in partnership with Bright House Networks. Hemmig can be contacted at (202) 309-3359.

C-SPAN can be seen on channels 15 and 175 and 1226 HD, C-SPAN 2 on 176 and C-SPAN 3 on Channel 177.