- Nancy Buck
In a nod to the historic first 100 days of the new presidential administration, C-SPAN's Civics Buses launched its "100 Days, 100 Schools" tour, visiting 100 middle and high schools, universities, and communities beginning January 21. Their Bus 2 is visiting the 'Burg on March 26. You can step on the bus at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Headquarters, between 2 and 4 p.m.
In 1993, C-SPAN launched its Bus program as a way to bring the world of public affairs into schools and communities nationwide. Working with cable television partners across the nation, two Buses have visited students, teachers, and citizens in all 50 states to discuss media, public affairs, and C-SPAN's programming and free educational resources.
These 45-foot long mobile multi-media demonstration centers are equipped with TV production units that can be used as studios during live programs, such as C-SPAN's Washington Journal. Students, authors, journalists, and national leaders have been interviewed aboard the Buses.