WASHINGTON (JAN. 23) – The C-SPAN’s “Southern Swing” tour plans to stop in stop in Lafayette, LA no January 30th. The C-SPAN bus will be traveling for eight weeks through Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Partnering with Cox, C-SPAN’s award-winning state-of-the-art, 45-foot customized Bus will visit Northside High School and University of Louisiana at Lafayette on January 30th to engage students, teachers, community members and elected officials.
Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in interactive kiosks and demonstrations. Participants will also lean about C-SPAN’S history of American political coverage, and resources offered by C-SPAN including the online educational video library.
Bus visitors will be invited to share their thoughts on what it means to be an American for C-SPAN’s “Voices from the Road” project.
“We are excited for the opportunity to meet, engage and share our resources with residents along our ‘Southern Swing’ and hearing from people about what being an American means to them,” said Heath Neiderer, C-SPAN Marketing Manager. “Some of the cities on this tour haven’t seen our Bus in many years. We hope they enjoy their experience aboard our interactive mobile classroom and discover new ways of keeping well-informed.
Since 1993, a C-SPAN Bus has traveled across the nation visiting schools and community events in partnership with C-SPAN’s cable and satellite providers. Bus visitors engage with C-SPAN representatives and interactive tools to learn about the unique public affairs programming and online resources such as C-SPAN Classroom – the network’s free membership service for teachers and students”
The C-SPAN Southern Swing Tour will make two stops.
8 AM-10 AM Northside High School
301 Dunand St, Lafayette, LA 70501
11-AM -1 PM University of Louisiana at Lafayette
400 E St. Mary Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70504/ Edith Garland Dupre Library
- “In Lafayette, C-SPAN programming is provided by Cox as a commercial-free public service and can be seen on channel 141; C-SPAN2 on channel 142; and C-SPAN3 on channel 143 and on the web at C-SPAN.org. Funding for C-SPAN operations, including Bus visits, is provided by cable and satellite TV providers.”