Comcast is bringing the C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus to Madison on its “Road to the White House” tour, named after C-SPAN’s signature political program. The Campaign Bus is stopping in Madison to honor a local student winner in C-SPAN’s StudentCam 2012 Competition.
StudentCam is an annual documentary competition that encourages students to create short films about political and public policy matters. This year’s theme – “The Constitution and You” – asked middle and high school students to select any provision of the U.S. Constitution and illustrate why it is important to them.
Joshua Stokes, student at Daniel Hand High School, is among the top 75 StudentCam winners, out of a total of 1,203 entries submitted from 43 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Stokes will be honored Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
The C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus travels the country to promote and enhance C-SPAN’s extensive resources and political coverage. Students and teachers will be able to learn about C-SPAN’s educational and political resources including information on the 2012 presidential, gubernatorial, and congressional races.
Visitors will learn about the following programming and resources via HD TVs, touch screen computers, laptops, and mobile devices:
• C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 website, including video of candidates and campaign events, information on key state races and the electoral college and ways to follow the social media related to the campaign
• C-SPAN’s in-depth public affairs event coverage
• C-SPAN’s web offerings, including archived video going back to 1987 through C-SPAN’s vast Video Library and Congressional Chronicle
• Many ways to connect with C-SPAN on the go including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, XM Radio, and iPhone and Blackberry apps
These events are in partnership with Comcast.
In Madison, C-SPAN can be seen on Comcast channel 96, C-SPAN2 on 186 and C-SPAN3 on channel 105. In Hartford, C-SPAN can be seen on Comcast channel 99, C-SPAN2 on 108, C-SPAN3 on 105.
This information was contained in a press release from Comcast and C-SPAN.