Are you a C-SPAN watcher?
I’ll admit, I pause when “channel surfing” and find that C-SPAN is airing the ever-rowdy “Prime Minister’s Moments” from British Parliament.
Of course, most of the cable channel’s programming is from the U.S. Congress, which while rowdy can’t hold a candle to the Brits.
On Wednesday, Missoula will be paid a visit from the channel’s “digital bus.”
Here’s the announcement, which arrived at the Missoulian this afternoon:
The C-SPAN Digital Bus will visit Montana on its national tour with two stops in the Missoula area on Wednesday. During the stops, visitors will have the opportunity to tour the Digital Bus and learn about C-SPAN’s public affairs programming.
Launched in June 2010, C-SPAN’s new customized coach is engaging visitors of all ages through interactive multimedia. Digital Bus visitors are experiencing C-SPAN’s unique public affairs content across high-tech platforms such as HD-TV, the Internet, and radio, encouraging customers to follow “Washington, your way.”
Hands on demonstrations feature the C-SPAN Video Library and the network’s social media offerings and there are special resources for civics teachers and their students.
The bus will be at the Mansfield Library at the University of Montana from 10 to 11:45 a.m. and at Hellgate High School from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
The Digital Bus is designed to provide interactive, self guided multimedia tours demonstrating C-SPAN’s programming via varied distribution platforms to all visitors, including TV monitors to demonstrate the C-SPAN Networks in both standard and high definition; computer kiosks to demonstrate C-SPAN’s many web offerings including the Video Library and laptops and mobile application devices to demonstrate C-SPAN’s social media presence and radio offerings.