C-SPAN ‘Campaign Bus’ to visit SRU April 25


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April 20, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - C-SPAN's award-winning, 45-foot customized Campaign Bus will visit Slippery Rock University's Smith Student Center from 2:30-4:30 p.m. April 25, one day ahead of the Pennsylvania primary election.

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The bus, which is making stops around the country at universities, high schools and political events to promote the network's "Road to the White House" series, scheduled the SRU stop as part of its "Pennsylvania Primary Tour," which also includes a stop at Grove City College, the University of Pittsburgh and Washington and Jefferson College.

"We're excited to host the C-SPAN Campaign Bus and to provide our students, faculty and staff with the opportunity to learn how to access C-SPAN's vast library of resources. A special feature of the trip is the chance for members of The Rock Nation to weigh in on the current campaign. Organizers will be conducting 30-second interviews for use on the network's "Voices from the Road" segment. Students will also be able to secure information about internships," said Cheryl Norton, SRU president.

Through the use of interactive exhibits, a customized 2016 campaign app and on-board multimedia technology, visitors to the Campaign Bus can learn about the network's coverage of American politics; weigh in on the current presidential campaign via 30-second "Voices from the Road" responses; and find out about C-SPAN's free educational resources, including C-SPAN.org, a searchable video site that houses every network program since 1987, a collection of more than 214,000 hours of public affairs programming.

C-SPAN was launched in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service. The network televises U.S. political events, including live, "gavel-to-gavel" coverage of the U.S. Congress.

Its coverage of political and policy events are unedited, providing viewers with unfiltered information about politics and government.

The network operates independently and neither the cable industry nor Congress has control of the content of its programming.

"C-SPAN's footage takes you from the town hall meetings and campaign rallies, to the policy speeches, party conventions and presidential debates -- giving viewers the absolute best coverage on what the candidates are saying and how this historic race is unfolding along the campaign trail," said Steve Scully, C-SPAN's senior executive producer and political editor.

MEDIA CONTACT: Robb King | 724.738.2199 | robert.king@sru.edu