C-SPAN Comes to Battleship

C-SPAN Comes to Battleship Camden 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 at Camden, NJ at the Battleship New Jersey on July 16th at 9am. The 45-foot mobile production studio is on the campaign trail to promote and enhance C-SPAN’s comprehensive political coverage, traveling to major political events such as candidate debates and speeches in early primary states, touring state capitols, and also conducting educational programs for teachers and students. Since its January 2007 launch, the bus has been to 43 state capitals and 95 schools, where 278 elected officials, 2,750 teachers and 21,650 students have been on board.

The Camden events, in partnership with Comcast, 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.

“With early interest in presidential politics growing we’re excited to be on the road with the Campaign 2008 Bus,” said Tamara Robinson, C-SPAN Marketing Representative. “As the political network of record, we 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.”

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 is on the C-SPAN networks, C-SPAN Radio, c-span.org, or the one-stop 2008 election Web site, CampaignNetwork.org.

In Camden, C-SPAN can be seen on Comcast channels 17, 104 and 105.

The Battleship New Jersey is berthed on the Camden Waterfront across the Delaware River from Center City Philadelphia. For more information on the ship’s many programs, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org.

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