C-SPAN Bus visits Sweet Briar

| February 18, 2013

Sweet Briar students and the community will have the opportunity to learn about C-SPAN’s programs and resources from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, by stepping aboard the C-SPAN Bus. The Central Virginia college campus is one of several stops on a tour promoting C-SPAN’s new original series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.” The event at Sweet Briar is presented in partnership with Comcast.

The series, which begins Feb. 18 and airs every Monday night at 9 p.m. on C-SPAN, serves as a comprehensive biography of the women closest to each of the 44 presidents. From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, it will offer a closer look at the lives and legacies of the first ladies.

In its 20th year on the road, the C-SPAN Bus will stop at key historic places in the first ladies’ lives, from hometowns to universities to presidential libraries, promoting C-SPAN’s educational and political resources for students, teachers and community members along the way. The Sweet Briar visit will be followed by stops at Montpelier and Monticello in Charlottesville.

Aboard the C-SPAN Bus, visitors will learn about the services C-SPAN offers, such as its public affairs event coverage and online resources, including archived video footage going back to 1987. They will also be introduced to the many ways in which they can connect with C-SPAN, including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, XM Radio and mobile apps.

After a special introduction program on Feb. 18, C-SPAN will showcase the first ladies’ lives in subsequent weeks’ episodes as part of the first-ever television series to feature all of the American first ladies. For more information on the series, visit c-span.org/firstladies.

You can follow the Road to the White House with C-SPAN’s political coverage on the C-SPAN networks, C-SPAN Radio and at www.c-span.org.

At Sweet Briar, C-SPAN can be viewed on channel 18, C-SPAN 2 on channel 104 and C-SPAN 3 on channel 105.

Category: Digital Sophistication, Government and International Affairs, History