Cable One bringing C-SPAN Bus to town

The C-SPAN Bus is on its “Southern Swing,” and next week Cable One is bringing the award-winning state-of-the-art, 45-foot customized bus to Biloxi and the surrounding area to engage students, teachers, community members and elected officials.

On Monday, the bus will be at St. Martin Middle School from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., and at Gulfport High School from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Then on Tuesday, the bus will be at Biloxi High School from 9 to 11 a.m.

Through interactive kiosks and demonstrations aboard the bus, visitors will learn about C-SPAN’s in-depth coverage of the American political process and comprehensive online educational resources, including – an extensive video library containing close to 250,000 hours of searchable content for viewing, research and education purposes, dating back to 1987. In addition, bus visitors will be invited to share their thoughts on what it means to be an American for C-SPAN’s “Voices from the Road” project.

“We are excited for the opportunity to meet, engage and share our resources with residents along our ‘Southern Swing’ and hearing from people about what being an American means to them,” said Heath Neiderer, C-SPAN Marketing Manager. “Some of the cities on this tour haven’t seen our Bus in many years. We hope they enjoy their experience aboard our interactive mobile classroom and discover new ways of keeping well-informed.”

Aboard the high-tech, interactive C-SPAN Bus you’ll find:

  • Access to an exclusive interactive experience available on 11 large-screen tablets featuring C-SPAN programming and myriad of political and educational resources
  • A smart TV and classroom area for conversations with students and teachers
  • A high-definition TV production studio for taped and live programming
  • A 360-degree video station featuring C-SPAN’s unfiltered coverage of high-profile events and insightful, behind-the-scenes tours of U.S. landmarks
  • A D.C.-themed selfie station where visitors can share their Bus experiences through social media

Since 1993, a C-SPAN Bus has traveled across the nation visiting schools and community events in partnership with C-SPAN’s cable and satellite providers. Bus visitors engage with C-SPAN representatives and interactive tools to learn about the unique public affairs programming and online resources such as C-SPAN Classroom – the network’s free membership service for teachers and students.

“Cable One is excited to bring the interactive C-SPAN Bus to Mississippi and partner with C-SPAN along their ‘Southern Swing,'” said Greg Capranica, General Manger for Cable One Biloxi.

“We are proud to serve Biloxi and Gulfport by providing two of the C-SPAN networks and to share their robust educational and political resources with our community,” said Jim Duck, General Manager for Cable One Gulfport/Long Beach.

In Biloxi-Gulfport, C-SPAN programming is provided by Cable One as a commercial-free public service and can be seen on channel 78 and C-SPAN2 on channel 79 and on the web at Funding for C-SPAN operations, including Bus visits, is provided by cable and satellite TV providers.

Media can access photos and videos of the new C-SPAN Bus online here for reporting purposes. Fans can follow the adventures of the C-SPAN Bus on Twitter and Instagram @cspanbus and online at