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C-SPAN's digital bus opened its doors to the Willamette community the morning of April 10.C-SPAN's digital bus opened its doors to the Willamette community the morning of April 10.

Matt Murakami '15 reads about U.S. politics by using C-SPAN's touch-screen kiosk.Matt Murakami '15 reads about U.S. politics by using C-SPAN's touch-screen kiosk.

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C-SPAN shares news on public affairs through an interactive, touring bus

Equipped with such high-tech gadgetry as HD-TVs, the Internet and computer kiosks, C-SPAN’s interactive bus rolled onto Willamette University’s campus April 10.

The purpose of the visit was to expose the community to C-SPAN’s content and multimedia platforms.

“On the bus, we can showcase C-SPAN as a public affairs network, which includes our website and our mobile apps.,” said marketing representative Christopher DeManche. “Visitors can take an interactive, hands-on tour.”

One such visitor was Matt Murakami ’15, a politics major. He said he was impressed by C-SPAN’s integrated approach to disseminating information — which relies heavily on technology and social media.

“The more accessible information is, the easier it is for people to become involved and make decisions,” he said.

C-SPAN’s 45’ customized Prevost coach is continuing its West Coast tour with a stop in Medford on April 11. The bus program was created in 1993 as a way to expose schools and communities to C-SPAN’s public affairs content and free teaching resources.

For more information, visit www.c-span.org.



04-10-2012