WASHINGTON–Kansas City residents will join the thousands who have toured C-SPAN’s Campaign 2008 Bus as part of the “Road to the White House” tour when the bus stops in Kansas City on Friday and Saturday May 16-17, 2008. The 45-foot mobile production studio is on the campaign trail to promote and enhance C-SPAN’s comprehensive political coverage. It is currently traveling to major political events such as candidate debates and speeches in early primary states, touring state capitols, and conducting educational programs for teachers and students. Since its January 2007 launch, the bus has been to 34 state capitols, 74 universities and 97 schools where 285 elected officials, over 3,000 teachers, 22,000 students and 4 presidential candidates have been on board.
These events, in partnership with Time Warner Cable, are part of the bus’s inaugural “Road to the White House” tour, named after C-SPAN’s renowned political program that marks its 20th year on the air in 2008.
Friday, May 16, 2008
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
2111 Woodland Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108
*Bus will be parked on Woodland Ave.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
10 am-8 pm
Kansas City Literary Festival
West End of Country Club Plaza
Kansas City, MO 95630
*Bus will be parked adjacent to the main stage of the festival.
“With early interest in presidential politics growing we’re excited to get on the road now with the new Campaign 2008 Bus,” said Rebecca Stewart, C-SPAN Marketing Representative. “As the political network of record, we’re pleased to offer a variety of resources for educators, students, first-time voters and the general public as part of our extensive coverage of the 2008 presidential elections. We plan to log over 6,000 hours of Campaign 2008 programming on our network; the Campaign 2008 Bus helps play a part in bringing C-SPAN coverage into the community.”
“It’s an extraordinary opportunity for students and visitors to get a closer look at the election campaign process,” said Damon Porter, spokesperson for the Kansas City Division of Time Warner Cable, which is sponsoring the bus’ visit.
A revamped version of the network’s award-winning School Bus, the Campaign 2008 Bus sports a new exterior design wrap in election themes along with interior modifications that include the latest television production equipment.
C-SPAN Classroom, www.c-spanclassroom.org, a free membership service for middle and high school teachers, offers a selection of free, downloadable video clips picked from the network’s extensive political programming including “Road to the White House” that are updated weekly and “classroom-ready” allowing teachers to readily incorporate a study of presidential politics into their curriculum.
Look for C-SPAN’s political coverage on the C-SPAN networks, C-SPAN Radio,
c-span.org, or the one-stop 2008 election Web site, www.c-span.org/politics.
In Kansas City, C-SPAN can be seen on Time Warner Cable channel 41,
C-SPAN2 on channel 42, and C-SPAN3 on channel 230.
C-SPAN, the political network of record, was created in 1979 by America's cable companies as a public service. C-SPAN is currently available in 90 million households, C-SPAN2 in 82 million households, and C-SPAN3 in more than 13 million households nationwide. For more information about C-SPAN, visit www.c-span.org.
About Time Warner Cable—Kansas City Division
The Kansas City Division of Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) offers the most advanced cable television, high-speed Internet service, Road Runner and Digital Phone to more than 600,000 homes and businesses in the seven-county Kansas City metropolitan area. Time Warner Cable employs 1,000 people in its various Kansas City locations and provides free service to more than 550 schools. Time Warner Cable Metro Sports is Kansas City’s only 24 hour all sports network. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a full complement of business communications tools to small and medium-sized businesses and enterprise-sized companies. Its data, voice, video and security solutions are enhanced by award-winning customer service and local support teams. Time Warner Cable is on the Web at www.twckc.com and www.kcondemand.com.
Rebecca Stewart (202) 309-3361
Joyce Peters (816) 222-5710