C-SPAN Civics Bus on Fairfax Campus Today

Posted: September 22, 2009 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: September 21, 2009 at 3:08 pm

By James Greif

C-SPAN will bring its “civics bus” mobile exhibit to the Fairfax Campus today from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The bus will be parked at the Southside Plaza for students, faculty and staff to tour.

Over the last 16 years, the C-SPAN civics bus has visited students, teachers and citizens in all 50 states to discuss media, public affairs and C-SPAN’s programming and free educational resources.

During the visit, C-SPAN employees will share information on C-SPAN’S upcoming Supreme Court Documentary.

C-SPAN is a private, nonprofit company, created in 1979 by the cable television industry as a public service with the mission of providing public access to the political process. C-SPAN operations are funded by fees paid by cable and satellite affiliates who carry C-SPAN programming.

Many Mason professors have been featured on C-SPAN over the years, and President Alan Merten was recently featured on its “The Communicators” program.

More information about the bus can be found here: www.c-span.org/schoolbus.

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