50 Capitals Tour brings C-SPAN bus to Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - The C-SPAN bus made its way to Baton Rouge Tuesday as part of the "50 Capitals Tour."

C-SPAN has partnered with Cox Communications to engage teachers, students, community members and elected officials through interactive demonstrations. 

On Tuesday, the bus was parked outside the capitol building and had Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler aboard.

To launch the new C-SPAN Bus and begin the celebration of the 25th anniversary of program, C-SPAN embarked on a "50 Capitals Tour" in September 2017.  Throughout this 14-month tour, the C-SPAN Bus will open its doors at each state capitol to welcome visitors.

C-SPAN representatives will also gather video responses 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.
The C-SPAN Bus includes these upgraded resources:

  • Access to an exclusive interactive experience available on 11 large-screen tablets featuring C-SPAN programming and a 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 experiences through social media

 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 can engage with the C-SPAN Bus crew and the onboard interactive tools to learn about the unique public service television networks, C-SPAN's online presence and C-SPAN Classroom's comprehensive educational resources.

Bus visitors will also learn about C-SPAN's coverage of public affairs and political events. 

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