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C-Span Campaign 2012 bus to visit A-B Tech
May 1, 2012
A-B Tech Community College students will be featured on a national show when the C-SPAN Campaign Bus comes to campus. Leading up to the May 8 North Carolina Republican presidential primary and looking toward the Charlotte Democratic National Convention, the bus will embark on a six-day tour of universities and towns throughout the Tar Heel state with its first stop at A-B Tech.
Area residents will have the opportunity to tour the bus from 9:30 to 11 a.m. May 3 in the parking lot adjacent to the Bailey Student Services Center on the Asheville campus. In addition, C-SPAN’s signature morning call-in program, Washington Journal, will be live and will feature A-B Tech students for a Skype hit.
During the Campaign 2012 North Carolina Tour, the bus will visit universities and colleges to speak with students and the public about C-SPAN’s extensive Campaign 2012 programming and resources, in addition to asking bus visitors to share their thoughts on campaign issues via Tout, a video-based social media service.
On board C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 Bus, visitors will learn about the following programming and resources via HD TVs, touch screen computers, laptops, and mobile devices:
- C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 “Road to the White House” website, including video of candidates and campaign events, information on key state races and the electoral college
- C-SPAN’s in-depth public affairs event coverage
- C-SPAN’s web offerings, including archived video going back to 1987 through C-SPAN’s vast Video Library and Congressional Chronicle
- Many ways to connect with C-SPAN including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, XM Radio, and iPhone and Blackberry apps
During the visit to Asheville, C-SPAN and Tout representatives will encourage citizens and students to share their thoughts on the presidential campaign. Participants will be asked to comment on the presidential candidates and the issues most important to them in this election cycle. Their responses — captured in 15-second videos via Smartphone and shared instantly — will be uploaded onto various C-SPAN social media platforms, including C-SPAN’s own Tout page (http://www.tout.com/cspanbus). Responses in this week-long election special will also be highlighted on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal.