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C-SPAN Bus to visit Hampton University Feb. 5 during HBCU Bus Tour
01/29/2015 - #55

Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey to appear on C-SPAN’s live morning program

C-SPAN’s award-winning, 45-foot customized Bus will visit Hampton University on Feb. 5 as part of C-SPAN’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Tour. The C-SPAN Bus will be parked outside the Student Center from noon-2 p.m. Students, professors, and area residents will step aboard the Bus to learn about the public affairs network’s programs and resources, including its in-depth coverage of the U.S. Congress, White House, federal courts, and the American political process. Through interactive exhibits, students and educators will also learn how to access and utilize C-SPAN’s comprehensive online educational resources and services, including C-SPAN.org.

HU President Dr. William R. Harvey will be interviewed on C-SPAN on Feb. 5 at 8:15 a.m., where he will participate in C-SPAN’s flagship morning program, Washington Journal, via the mobile studio on the Bus. During the segment, Harvey will discuss higher education and other topics while taking calls from C-SPAN viewers.

In Hampton Roads, C-SPAN programming is provided by Cox as a commercial-free public service. All funding for C-SPAN operations, including Bus visits, is provided by local TV providers.

Aboard the C-SPAN Bus, visitors will experience the following through interactive technology:

  •  In-depth public affairs programming and educational resources
  • Touch-screen quizzes on C-SPAN and the three branches of government    
  • Mobile devices demonstrating how C-SPAN is used on Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare,
  • YouTube, XM Radio, and mobile apps
  • HD cameras and production equipment capable of producing public affairs programming aboard the Bus


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