C-SPAN Campaign Bus to visit Auburn, South King County today

Auburn-area and South King County residents can tour C-SPAN’s Campaign 2008 Bus today at three

Auburn-area and South King County residents can tour C-SPAN’s Campaign 2008 Bus today at three


The bus – part of the network’s “Road to the White House” tour – will visit:

• Highline Community College’s primary campus in Des Moines, from 9 to

11 a.m.

• Auburn Rotary at Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way South, noon to 2 p.m.

• Green River Community College’s primary campus in Auburn, 3 to 5 p.m.

The 45-foot mobile production studio is on the campaign trail to promote and enhance C-SPAN’s comprehensive political coverage, traveling to major political events such as candidate debates and speeches in early primary states, touring state capitols, and also conducting educational programs for teachers and students.

Since its January 2007 launch, the bus has been to numerous state capitals and schools, where 278 elected officials, 2,750 teachers and 21,650 students have been on board.

The three events, in partnership with Comcast and C-SPAN, are part of the bus’ inaugural “Road to the White House” tour, named after C-SPAN’s renowned political program that marks its 20th year on the air in 2008.

“With early interest in presidential politics growing we’re excited to be able to bring the Campaign 2008 Bus to the South King County region,” said Terry Davis, director of government affairs with Comcast.

“As the political network of record, we’re excited to offer a variety of resources for educators, students, first-time voters and the general public as part of our extensive coverage of the 2008 presidential elections,” said Tamara Robinson with C-SPAN.

A revamped version of the network’s award-winning School Bus, the Campaign 2008 bus, sports a new exterior design wrap in election themes along with interior modifications that include the latest television production equipment.

Look for C-SPAN’s political coverage is on the C-SPAN networks, C-SPAN Radio, www.c-span.org, or the one-stop 2008 election Web site, www.CampaignNetwork.org.

In South King County, C-SPAN can be seen on Comcast Channel 24.