ALERT: CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL IS ON THE BUS. A LAST MINUTE CHANGE IN SCHEDULE ROUTES THE BUS TO CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 from 8:45-10:30 am.
(WASHINGTON – 1/11/19) C-SPAN’s award-winning state-of-the-art, 45-foot customized Bus will visit Knox County Schools and the University of Tennessee Knoxville campus on January 17th and 18th to engage students, teachers, community members and elected officials. The C-SPAN Bus is on an eight week “Southern Swing,” traveling tour through Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona in partnership with Comcast.
Interactive kiosks and demonstrations aboard the Bus will demonstrate C-SPAN’s in-depth coverage of the American political process and comprehensive online educational resources, including C-SPAN.org – an extensive video library containing close to 250,000 hours of searchable content for viewing, research and education purposes, dating back to 1987.
In addition, Bus visitors will be invited to share their thoughts on what it means to be an American for C-SPAN’s “Voices from the Road” project. “We are excited for the opportunity to meet, engage and share our resources with residents along our ‘Southern Swing’ and hearing from people about what being an American means to them,” said Heath Neiderer, C-SPAN Marketing Manager. “Some of the cities on this tour haven’t seen our Bus in many years. We hope they enjoy their experience aboard our interactive mobile classroom and discover new ways of keeping well-informed.”
Aboard the high-tech, interactive C-SPAN Bus there is:
- 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 Washington D.C.-themed selfie station where visitors can share their Bus experiences through social media.
Since 1993, a C-SPAN Bus has traveled across the nation visiting schools and community events in partnership with C-SPAN’s cable and satellite providers. Bus visitors engage with C-SPAN representatives and interactive tools to learn about the unique public affairs programming and online resources such as C-SPAN Classroom – the network’s free membership service for teachers and students.
“Comcast is excited to bring the interactive C-SPAN Bus to Tennessee and partner with C-SPAN along their ‘Southern Swing.’ We are proud to serve Knoxville by providing all three C-SPAN networks and to share its robust educational and political resources with our community,” said Kim Sasser Hayden, External Affairs Senior Manager.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2019
- 8:45 AM – 10:45 AM, Fulton High School, 2509 N Broadway, Knoxville
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville Campus (11:30 am – 2:30 pm)
- 11:30 am – 1 pm, Parked at Gate 21 Plaza
- 1:30 – 2:30 pm – Parked at the Baker Center
- 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM, US Politics and Government Class Presentation (a non-bus event)
FRIDAY JANUARY 18, 2019
8:45 AM- 10:30AM Knoxville Central High School, 5321 Jacksboro Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918
The C-SPAN StudentCam competition awards cash prizes totaling $100,000 to 150 student documentaries and over 50 teacher advisors. The competition seeks short 5-6 minute themed video documentaries from students in 6-12th grades. The deadline for entries is midnight this Sunday, January 20, 2019. For detailed instructions go to; studentcam.org.
C-SPAN’s annual national video documentary competition encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation.
In Knoxville, C-SPAN programming is provided by Comcast as a commercial-free public service and can be seen on channel 98 and 1128; C-SPAN2 on channel 104 and 1129; and C-SPAN3 on channel 105 and 1130 and on the web at C-SPAN.org. Funding for C-SPAN operations, including bus visits, is provided by cable and satellite TV providers.
About C‐SPAN: Marking its 40th anniversary in 2019, C-SPAN was created by the cable TV industry and is carried in more than 90 million TV households. C‐SPAN programs three commercial-free public affairs television networks; C‐ SPAN Radio, heard in Washington, D.C., at 90.1 FM and available as an app; and C-SPAN.org, a video‐rich website offering live coverage of government events and access to the vast archive of C‐SPAN programming.