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C-SPAN visits Miami: Celebrates history and first ladies

02/11/2013

The C-SPAN Bus is making its debut for a new season of tours and educational outreach by promoting a new original series about the first ladies as it makes a stop at Miami University from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, on Irvine Lane.

“The C-SPAN Bus visit is a wonderful opportunity for our students to celebrate some historic roots of Miami University,” said Bryan Marshall, professor of political science at Miami. “The C-SPAN bus is promoting the upcoming series about first ladies at Miami because Caroline Harrison was born in Oxford and attended school here. C-SPAN will also be providing information about how to apply for internships that may foster invaluable experiences, especially for those interested in working for or learning more about related opportunities with C-SPAN.”

Caroline was married to Miami alumnus Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president of the United States.

The bus tour is free and open for tours to students, faculty and entire classes.

The C-SPAN Bus will stop at key historic places in the first ladies’ lives, from hometowns to universities to presidential libraries, promoting C-SPAN’s educational and political resources for students, teachers and community members along the way.

Aboard the C-SPAN Bus, visitors can learn about the networks’ programming and resources through interactive technology:

  • In-depth public affairs event coverage and educational outreach
  • Touch-screen quizzes on the three branches of government, current events and first ladies
  • Online video offerings through C-SPAN’s Video Library and Congressional Chronicle, including archives dating back to 1987
  • Social media networking including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, XM Radio and mobile apps

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