Leading up to the May 8 North Carolina Republican presidential primary and looking toward the Charlotte Democratic National Convention, the C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus will embark on a six-day tour of universities and towns throughout the Tar Heel state, including a stop Thursday, May 3, at Western Carolina University.
The bus will be available to the public in the parking lot between the Forsyth Building and A.K. Hinds University Center from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday.
During the Campaign 2012 North Carolina Tour, the bus will visit universities and colleges to speak with students and public about C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 programming and resources, in addition to asking bus visitors to share their thoughts on campaign issues via Tout, a video-based social media service. C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” will also be live from select cities to discuss national issues influencing the 2012 electoral race.
On board the bus, visitors will learn about the network’s programming and resources via HD TVs, touch screen computers, laptops, and mobile devices:
During the visit to Western Carolina University, C-SPAN and Tout representatives will encourage citizens and students to share their thoughts on the presidential campaign. Participants will be asked to comment on the presidential candidates and the issues most important to them in this election cycle. Their responses — captured in 15-second videos via Smartphone and shared instantly — will be uploaded onto various C-SPAN social media platforms, including C-SPAN’s own Tout page (http://www.tout.com/cspanbus). Responses in this week-long election special will also be highlighted on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal.”
For more information, visit the website www.c-span.org/bus.