The C-SPAN Digital Bus will visit the Tampa area on its national tour with two stops in the Auburndale and Lakeland, FL. During the stops, students and teachers will have the opportunity to tour the Digital Bus and learn about C-SPAN’s public affairs programming.
Launched in June 2010, Digital Bus visitors are experiencing C-SPAN’s unique public affairs content, encouraging customers to follow “Washington, your way.” Hands on demonstrations feature the C-SPAN Video Library and the network’s social media offerings. At each location we will also discuss C-SPAN’s 2011 StudentCam documentary film competition as well as all of our educational resources.
StudentCam is an annual documentary competition that encourages students to create a short film about issues affecting their communities and nation. This year’s theme asks middle and high school students to address: “Washington, DC – Through My Lens” Tell us about an issue, event, or topic that helped you better understand the role of the federal government in your life or community.
A total of $50,000 will be awarded in cash prizes, which includes 75 student awards and 11 teacher awards. The deadline for this year’s competition is January 20th. Additional details can be found at www.studentcam.org.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Museum of Science and Industry – MOSI 1:30pm-3:30pm
4801 E. Fowler Avenue – Tampa, Florida 33617
Monday, December 6, 2010
Auburndale High School 7:10am – 9:48am
1 Bloodhound Trail, Auburndale, FL 33823
Lawton Chiles Middle School 11am – 2:46pm
400 N Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801
The C-SPAN Digital Bus was launched in June of 2010, however, this year also marks the bus program’s seventeenth year on the road. The C-SPAN Digital Bus and crew travel the country, producing programs, and promoting civic engagement through education.
On Bright House Networks in Auburndale and Lakeland C-SPAN can be seen on channel 14, C-SPAN2 on channel 7 and C-SPAN3 on channel 129.
C-SPAN was created by America’s cable companies in 1979 as a public service and programs three public affairs television networks (C-SPAN, C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3); C-SPAN Radio, a Washington, D.C. public affairs radio station distributed by XM Satellite Radio; and a video-rich website which hosts the C-SPAN Video Library. Visit www.c-span.org.
About the C-SPAN Digital Bus
In June 2010 the C-SPAN Digital Bus was launched to showcase cutting edge technologies and update C-SPAN’s community outreach within the seventeen year Bus program. In 1993, C-SPAN launched its Bus program as a way to bring the world of public affairs into schools and communities nationwide. Working with cable television partners across the nation, C-SPAN’s bus program has visited students, teachers, and citizens in all 50 states to discuss public affairs, C-SPAN’s programming and free educational resources. In May 2010, after traveling more than a million miles, the two original C-SPAN buses were retired from service, and the C-SPAN Digital Bus was launched.
Visit www.c-span.org/bus for scheduling and other information on the C-SPAN Digital Bus.
About Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.
Bright House Networks serves more than 2.4 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. The company also offers a full suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Bright House Media Strategies, the advertising arm of Bright House Networks, offers businesses advanced targeted advertising solutions. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive local news and sports channels in its Florida markets.
For more information about Bright House Networks or our products and services, visit brighthouse.com.