The C-SPAN Civics Bus will roll into Ithaca on Tuesday, Sept. 1, making
stops on the Ithaca College campus and at the Tompkins County Public
Library. The 45-foot mobile production studio and demonstration center
is currently on a cross-country tour of colleges and universities,
libraries, state capitals and other community venues to share C-SPAN’s
education and civic resources.
The bus will be parked behind the Roy H. Park School of Communications
at Ithaca College from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., and at the Tompkins County
Public Library at 101 East Green Street from 1–3 p.m.
Visitors are invited to tour the bus and learn about the many resources
C-SPAN offers, including C-SPAN Classroom, a free membership service for
educators with downloadable video clips; the C-SPAN Video library; and
C-SPAN’s television coverage of the nation’s capital.
Aboard the bus will be C-SPAN marketing representative Sarah Parker, a
1998 Ithaca College graduate. “We’ve been all over the country with the
C-SPAN Civics Bus, but I’m especially looking forward to bringing it
back to South Hill,” says Parker.
Currently celebrating 30 years as Washington’s political network of
record, C-SPAN was created by America’s cable companies as a public
service in 1979. C-SPAN produces three public affairs television
networks, C-SPAN Radio, and a video-rich website. Its programs can be
seen in over 95 million cable and satellite households. The local visits
are sponsored by Time Warner Cable.