Office of Public Affairs

The C-SPAN Bus Hits the Road for Campaign 2012 Tour

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WASHINGTON (September 19, 2011) – USM students and residents of Greater Portland will be among the first in the nation to tour C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 Bus when it stops in Portland on Monday, September 19 on its “Road to the White House” tour, named after C-SPAN’s signature political program. The bus will be parked in USM’s Bedford St. lot between the Woodbury Campus Center and Masterton Hall on Monday, September 19 from 9-11 a.m. Later on Monday, it will be parked Downtown Portland at 22 Monument Square from 12-2 p.m.

For more information aboutC-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 Bus, contact Andrew Russell at Time Warner Cable at 207-239-2937 or Chris DeManche at C-SPAN at 239-826-6284.

Visitors will learn about C-SPAN’s in-depth public affairs event coverage and web offerings, including archived video going back to 1987 through C-SPAN’s vast Video Library and Congressional Chronicle. Information about internship opportunities at C-SPAN’s Washington D.C. headquarters will also be available.

The Campaign 2012 Bus travels the country to promote and enhance C-SPAN’s extensive resources and political coverage by stopping at major political events such as candidate debates and speeches in early primary states and meeting with voters on the campaign trail.  Additionally, the bus will tour state capitals, visit community events, providing an inside look at C-SPAN’s comprehensive educational and political resources to students and teachers across the nation. The Portland events are in partnership with Time Warner Cable.

Follow the “Road to the White House” with C-SPAN’s political coverage on the C-SPAN networks, C-SPAN Radio, and www.c-span.org. In Portland, C-SPAN can be seen on Channel 16, C-SPAN2 on Channel 98 and C-SPAN3 on Channel 149.

Click here for a flyer advertising the event.