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C-SPAN Revs New Bus For Cross-Country Trip

C-SPAN is revving up a new bus to showcase the public service net's various platforms and resources—C-SPAN TV nets, C-SPAN Radio, C-SPAN.org—and celebrate its 25th anniversary of traveling the country.

That 50-state anniversary trip launches this month on its way to every State Capitol by November 2018. (The bus gets its own boat trip to Alaska and Hawaii. "We're not just C-SPAN, we're 'Sea-SPAN,'" quipped one top exec.)

On the way, C-SPAN representatives will gather visitor videos for its "Voices from the States" project.

Among the upgrades for C-SPAN Bus 2.0 are 11 interactive large-screen tablets, a smart TV and classroom area for students and teachers, an HD production studio and a D.C. themed station for selfies.

C-SPAN is a public service powered by the cable industry.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.