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    • C-SPAN visits your community in a variety of ways.  The C-SPAN Bus attends events across the country, including book festivals, education conferences, and political gatherings. We work with local cable providers to bring the Bus to high schools, universities, libraries, and various other locations. The Local Content Vehicles and crew travel the nation capturing unique stories along the way. The LCV crew also speaks to students and other groups about filming and video journalism production.  Additionally, C-SPAN sends representatives to visit communities across the country, year round.  We introduce visitors to our public affairs programming while providing a greater understanding of C-SPAN and our free resources.

       
    •  A visit from the C-SPAN Bus or the LCV vehicle entails bringing a vehicle to your community. A Bus visit includes a hands-on tour of the multimedia demonstration center. The LCV vehicles produce programming for both American History TV and Book TV.  

       
    •  The Bus is equipped with touchscreen computers that demonstrate C-SPAN's many websites, including the Video Library, C-SPAN Classroom, Congressional Chronicle, and Book TV. Visitors can also test their knowledge of public affairs through quizzes, learn about StudentCam. Visitors can watch the latest C-SPAN programs in HD - tune into live feeds of C-SPAN and C-SPAN2, catch new authors on Book TV, or view historical perspectives on American History TV on C-SPAN3.  In the "C-SPAN on the Go" section, you can download C-SPAN podcasts and our Radio App for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry. Use our laptops to connect with us online by browsing C-SPAN's YouTube page, checking our Twitter feeds, and becoming a fan on Facebook. The Bus is also equipped with a Smartboard and presentation area for discussions on the Video Library, C-SPAN Classroom, and other topics.  
       
    • C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network) is a private non-profit company, created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service.  C-SPAN receives no government funding; operations are funded by fees paid by cable and satellite affiliates who carry C-SPAN programming.  

       
    •  The C-SPAN Bus launched in February 2013 and the Local Content Vehicles officially launched in the summer of 2010. The C-SPAN Bus program began in 1993 with the C-SPAN School Bus. 

       
    • Everyone! Whether you're a C-SPAN fan, serious about books, or simply curious about our technology, we think you'll leave the Bus informed, engaged, and more connected to public affairs. 

       
    • If you are interested in hosting a visit of the C-SPAN Bus, the LCV or a C-SPAN Representative please contact your local cable provider.   

       
    • C-SPAN made every effort to use renewable and reusable resources in the Bus design. The new Bus engine also meets EPA environmental standards. 
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