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C-SPAN Bus Arrives April 16

April 15, 2013

Students, campus and community members are invited to visit the C-SPAN Bus from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Cal State Fullerton's College Park Building Plaza. The bus is a 45-foot interactive, multimedia learning center that brings C-SPAN's coverage of public affairs to the community. The purpose of the bus's visit is to allow the public an opportunity to view the interactive stations demonstrating C-SPAN programming, online resources and how to follow the 113th Congress with C-SPAN's Congressional Chronicle web site. Students also can learn about opportunities with C-SPAN's internship programs.

"We think this is a wonderful opportunity for our communications students, as well as students from across campus, to learn more about how broadcasters, such as C-SPAN, operate and the way news is disseminated across the nation," said William Briggs, dean of the University's College of Communications. "Since C-SPAN's focus is on politics, I would think this would also be of broad interest to students across campus."

C-SPAN also provides a way to experience public affairs through its Video Library and Congressional Chronicle, in which more than 192,296 hours of political and governmental footage have been archived since 1987. In Los Angeles, U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein have appeared in the video library 1,489 and 1,084 times, respectively.

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