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C-SPAN Bus to Visit Corpus Christi Feb. 7-8

The interactive C-SPAN bus rolls through Corpus Christi to visit four schools Feb. 7-8. Courtesy photo

C-SPAN’s interactive bus attraction will make four stops in Corpus Christi on Feb. 7-8, teaching students, teachers, community members, and elected officials about the cable network’s in-depth coverage of American politics. Also featured will be the online educational resources available at C-SPAN.org, which includes close to 250,000 hours of searchable content from 1987 to present. Visitors can also be part of 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."

High-tech, interactive features on the bus include:

• 11 large-screen tablets featuring C-SPAN programming and other political and educational resources;

• a smart TV and classroom area for presentations and discussions;

• a high-definition TV production studio for taped and live programming;

• a 360-degree video station showing unfiltered C-SPAN coverage of high-profile events and behind-the-scenes tours of U.S. landmarks;

• and a selfie station for visitors to share their bus experiences via social media.

The C-SPAN bus has been traveling the country since 1993. This current Southern Swing tour is in partnership with Spectrum, a cable TV provider.

The bus will be in Corpus Christi at the following times, dates, and locations:

Thursday, Feb. 7

9-11 a.m.

Driscoll Middle School

3501 Kenwood Drive


1-3 p.m.

W.B. Ray High School

1002 Texan Trail

Friday, Feb. 8

8-11 a.m.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

6300 Ocean Drive

Bus will be parked on Seagull Lane next to Bayside Garage


Noon-1:30 p.m.

Miller Metro High School

1 Battlin Buc Blvd.


In Corpus Christi, C-SPAN programming is provided by Spectrum as a commercial-free public service and can be seen on channels 42 and 226; C-SPAN2 on channels 67 and 226; and C-SPAN3 on channel 227 and on the web at C-SPAN.org. Funding for C-SPAN operations, including bus visits, is provided by cable and satellite TV providers.

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