** This event has been cancelled due to mechanical issues involving the C-SPAN bus in Flagstaff. C-SPAN regrets it will not be able to make it to Albuquerque for the event at UNM.
C-SPAN’s award-winning, 45-foot customized bus will visit The University of New Mexico on Monday, Oct. 24 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus visits schools, universities and political events across the country to engage students, educators, civic leaders, and the community through on-board multimedia technology that showcases C-SPAN's programming and resources dedicated to showing the American political process.
Through interactive exhibits, visitors will learn about the public affairs network’s in-depth coverage of the U.S. Congress, White House, federal courts, and its signature political program, "Road to the White House," which provides access to all of the Campaign 2016 presidential candidates and their events from the campaign trail, all without editing, commentary, or analysis. C-SPAN representatives will also gather visitor responses on this year's election to share via social media as part of its C-SPAN "Voices from the Road." (#cspanvoices)
"In this unprecedented election season, C-SPAN's 'Road to the White House' gives you a front row seat, unlike any other, to Campaign 2016," said Steve Scully, C-SPAN's senior executive producer and political editor. "C-SPAN's footage takes you from the campaign announcements, to the town hall meetings and rallies, as well as the policy speeches, party conventions, and now the upcoming 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."
StudentCam encourages middle and high school students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and nation. This year, students are being asked to create a 5-7 minute documentary on this year's theme, "Your Message to Washington: What is the most urgent issue for the new President and Congress to address in 2017?"
Civics and government educators will also learn about C-SPAN’s free comprehensive online educational resources including C-SPAN.org, C-SPAN Classroom, and C-SPAN’s nationwide documentary contest, StudentCam, open to students in grades 6-12.
Visitors to the Campaign 2016 Bus will experience the following through engagement with C-SPAN representatives and on-board interactive technology:
- Campaign 2016 App populated with candidate video from the campaign trail
- In-depth public affairs programming and educational resources
- Touch-screen quizzes on C-SPAN and the three branches of government
- Mobile devices demonstrating C-SPAN resources on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and mobile apps
- HD cameras and production equipment capable of producing public affairs programming aboard the Bus
C-SPAN.org is a searchable, video-rich site that has every C-SPAN program aired since 1987. The public can access this extensive online collection -- over 220,000 hours of public affairs programming -- for free, and share user-generated video clips by email and social media.
In Albuquerque, C-SPAN programming is provided by Comcast Cable on channel 25/825 as a commercial-free public service, with C-SPAN2 on channel 104, and C-SPAN3 on channel 105. All funding for C-SPAN operations, including Bus visits, is provided by local TV providers.
Comcast is proud to partner with C-SPAN to bring the C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus to Albuquerque,” said Chris Dunkeson, Area Vice President, Comcast. “We are dedicated to sharing educational opportunities with our community and value the programming and resources that C-SPAN offers.”