The C-SPAN digital bus rolled onto Salt Lake Community College’s Taylorsville Redwood Campus on April 2.
The bus features a variety of onboard interactive tools including a live broadcast of C-SPAN, a mobile device bar showcasing the C-SPAN mobile app and a hands-on test drive of the fully interactive C-SPAN video archive website c-spanvideo.org.
“We’re here as a public service,” said Chris Demanche, C-SPAN’s marketing representative. “We don’t pick sides [and] we’re not in the ratings game.”
Demanche said that many college age students are politically active, first time voters with an interest in learning about national and world issues, something for which he believes C-SPAN can offer support.
“We don’t edit. We don’t offer our own comments,” said Demanche. “We want people to tour Washington their [own] way.”
C-SPAN is a private, non-profit network created by the cable television industry in 1979 with seven cents of every cable bill funding the network.